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.

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

Exhibitions

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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Critic-In-Residence

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

Exhibition Pick: “Self/Reflection”

· By Dillon Raborn

Dillon Raborn visits an exhibition at the St. Tammany Art Association in Covington of works from the collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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“Asian Woman Architect”: Minnette de Silva’s Vision of Tropical Modernism

· By Emily Nonko

Emily Nonko looks back at the career of architect Minnette de Silva, whose designs paved the way for what is now known as Tropical Modernism.

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Editor’s Note: “Queer Tropics”

· By Charlie Tatum

Charlie Tatum, our Editorial and Communications Manager, introduces Pelican Bomb’s latest exhibition and a corresponding series on the Art Review, which both explore conceptions of the tropics.

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