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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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New On Art Review

A Woman’s Worth: “HERstory” at Stella Jones Gallery

· By Fari Nzinga

Fari Nzinga considers the importance of portraiture and representation in the group show currently on view at Stella Jones Gallery.

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Measuring the Infinite: Adrianna Speer at the Firehouse Gallery

· By Dillon Raborn

Dillon Raborn places Adrianna Speer’s recent works—on view in an exhibition in Baton Rouge—in a lineage of abstract painting and sculpture.

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Back to Reality

· By Brooke Schueller

Brooke Schueller stops by VR Arcade NOLA and tries her hand at drawing in virtual reality.

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