The art of contemporary New Orleans.

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Sharing our stories. Each week, Pelican Bomb brings you exhibition reviews, great features, intelligent interviews, and more.

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Community Supported Art

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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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New On Art Review

On Light, Falling: Virginia Woolf, Joaquín Sorolla, and Sally Mann

· By Laurence Ross

The summer heat still lingers in New Orleans, and Laurence Ross reflects on three artists’ attempts to capture the haziness of the season.

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· By Ashley Teamer

In advance of this month’s WNBA finals between the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks, Ashley Teamer shares a new digital artist project that explores family and fandom through a blend of collages, paintings, videos, and historical photographs.

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Memorializing Slavery on Louisiana’s River Road: The Whitney Plantation

· By Sarah Dupee

Sarah Dupee takes a drive to the Whitney Plantation, which aims to offer a more comprehensive narrative of the legacy of slavery in the American South.

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