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The Importance of Context: “Inner Journeys” at the New Orleans Museum of Art

· By Marjorie Rawle

Marjorie Rawle examines how an exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art attempts to draw connections between the paintings of New Orleans-based artist Regina Scully and Edo-period Japanese landscapes.

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An Un-Memorial to All That Has Been Lost: Cecilia Vicuña’s Precarious Assemblages

· By John Pluecker

John Pluecker visits artist and poet Cecilia Vicuña’s first major solo exhibition in the United States at the Contemporary Arts Center.

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Exhibition Pick: “Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico”

· By Charlie Tatum

Charlie Tatum visits the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University’s latest exhibition, which presents the work of five Puerto Rico–based artists.

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