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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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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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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A Dual Role: Robyn LeRoy-Evans’ Artist Residency in Motherhood

· By Ashley L. Voss

Ashley L. Voss talks to artist Robyn LeRoy-Evans about the difficult balance of raising a child while nurturing a creative practice.

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On Full Existence: William Eggleston at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

· By Laurence Ross

Laurence Ross contemplates William Eggleston’s focus on the everyday and the effect that has had on contemporary photography.

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Defining Difference: Hank Willis Thomas at the SCAD Museum of Art

· By Dana Kopel

In anticipation of Hank Willis Thomas’ new site-specific project for “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp,” Dana Kopel visits the artist’s two exhibitions at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah.

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