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

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

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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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Look Back at It: Rashaad Newsome at the Contemporary Arts Center

· By Allison Glenn

Allison Glenn reflects on visibility and performance in Rashaad Newsome’s recent exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center.

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Strange Abominations: “Something in the Way” at the New Orleans Museum of Art

· By Joseph Bradshaw

Joseph Bradshaw visits an exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art that explores obstruction in photography since the medium’s earliest days.

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I Want To Be Daring: Mickalene Thomas at the Newcomb Art Museum

· By Charlie Tatum

Charlie Tatum looks at how Mickalene Thomas riffs on art history to let black women determine how their bodies are presented.

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