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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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In the Garden: An Interview with Aimée Beaubien

· By Kayl Parker

As part of our “Queer Tropics” editorial series, Kayl Parker talks to artist Aimée Beaubien about her foliage-filled installations made from cut-and-collaged photographs.

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Living with the Land: Maria Berrio in “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp”

· By Ann Hackett

Ann Hackett contemplates the relationship between humankind and nature in Maria Berrio’s collages, recently on view as part of “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp.”

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A Lost World: “Storyville: Madams and Music” at The Historic New Orleans Collection

· By Ashley L. Voss

For our “Queer Tropics” editorial series, Ashley L. Voss looks back at last year’s exhibition at The Historic New Orleans Collection exploring New Orleans’ infamous red-light district.

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