The art of contemporary New Orleans.

Supporting local artists. 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

Roving Exhibitions

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

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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

Image Universe: Visualizing Desire

· By Staff

"Image Universe" presents image essays inspired by our articles, reviews, and the work of local artists.

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Olfactive Memory: The Locale of Scent

· By Laurence Ross

Laurence Ross visits Hové Parfumeur in the French Quarter and explores the art of perfume-making as it relates to desire and identity.

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Goodbye Letter: Megan Roniger at The Front

· By Tasia Kastanek

Tasia Kastanek reviews Megan Roniger's "New Works" at The Front.

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