The art of contemporary New Orleans.

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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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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.

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The Plight of the Bees: Esther Solondz at the Audubon Zoo

· By Brooke Schueller

Brooke Schueller heads to the zoo to visit artist Esther Solondz’s new sculpture, which gives bees a place to rest and reproduce.

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Empathy and Authenticity: Corinne May Botz’s “Bedside Manner”

· By Ashley L. Voss

Ashley L. Voss looks at Corinne May Botz’s exploration of the strange world of standardized patient interactions.

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For Advanced Souls: Rhonda Wheatley at the Hyde Park Art Center

· By Matt Morris

Matt Morris visits Rhonda Wheatley’s recent exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, which includes objects created to promote healing, transcendence, and time-space travel.

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