The art of contemporary New Orleans.

Supporting local artists and writers. Connecting you with their work. Pelican Bomb is New Orleans’ home for critical writing and thinking about art.

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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

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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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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Body Talk: Trisha Brown Dance Company at the Contemporary Arts Center

· By Charlie Tatum

Charlie Tatum considers how a recent performance at the Contemporary Arts Center celebrated the legacy of dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown.

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Personal Realism: Toward the Blue Peninsula

· By Laurence Ross

Laurence Ross reflects on a recent photography exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and considers individuals’ perceptions of color and place.

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The Power of Place: A Conversation on Living and Working in New Orleans

· By Charlie Tatum

In a conversation commissioned for Field Perspectives 2017, Charlie Tatum talks with Andrea Andersson, Imani Jacqueline Brown, and L. Kasimu Harris about the difficulties, joys, and particularities of working in New Orleans.

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