The art of contemporary New Orleans.

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

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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

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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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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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

Bringing Modern Architecture to New Orleans: The Legacy of Albert C. Ledner

· By Emily Nonko

Emily Nonko writes about Catherine Ledner and Roy Beeson’s upcoming documentary film, which tells the story of Modern architect Albert C. Ledner.

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Dead Reckoning: The Waterways of Turner and Canaletto

· By Laurence Ross

Laurence Ross reflects on two historic views of Venice, Italy, in “Seeing Nature” at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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Writing History: Maude Schuyler Clay at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

· By Benjamin Morris

Benjamin Morris looks at Maude Schuyler Clay’s portraits of her neighbors and friends in small-town Mississippi, prompting him to consider how history is written.

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