The art of contemporary New Orleans.

Supporting local artists. Connecting you with their work. Pelican Bomb is New Orleans’ home for critical writing and thinking about art.

Art Review Index

Art Review

Sharing our stories. Each week, Pelican Bomb brings you exhibition reviews, great features, intelligent interviews, and more.

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Community Supported Art

Community Supported Art

Creating new collectors. Support local artists and start (or expand) your collection of contemporary art. Pelican Bomb makes it affordable—each limited edition work made by a New Orleans artist is just $80.

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Roving Exhibitions Index

Roving Exhibitions

Finding new connections. Pelican Bomb’s creative thematic exhibitions feature local artists while exploring the intersection of New Orleans social history and contemporary art.

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Critic in Residence

Valuing diverse voices. Pelican Bomb’s critic-in-residence program breaks ground bringing art critics from throughout the country to New Orleans through engaging paid residencies.

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Pelican Bomb puts artists, writers, and anyone interested in art and culture in dialogue through our online publication, affordable art sales, roving exhibitions, and critic-in-residence program.

With a diversity of voices, high standards for content, and a willingness to experiment, we think you’ll find our perspective unique, intelligent, inspiring, sometimes challenging, but never boring.

New On Art Review

Editor’s Letter: Party City

· By Cameron Shaw

Executive Director Cameron Shaw introduces our series on partying, just in time for Carnival, our fifth birthday, and the opening of Pelican Bomb Gallery X.

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Energy Displacement: Remembering Dennis Oppenheim in New Orleans

· By William Fagaly

In an excerpt from his forthcoming autobiography, New Orleans Museum of Art curator William Fagaly recalls the lost details of Dennis Oppenheim’s New Orleans earthworks.

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The Currency of Place: The Mini Vinnie Bini Brings the Venice Biennale to the Streets

· By Esther Honig

Journalist Esther Honig takes a tour of the Venice Biennale without leaving Kansas City.

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