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Supporting local artists. 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

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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.

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New On Art Review

Exhibition Pick: Maxx Sizeler and Frahn Koerner

· By Benjamin Morris

Benjamin Morris visits two alumni shows, by artists Maxx Sizeler and Frahn Koerner, at UNO St. Claude Gallery.

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Many Thousand Miles Behind Us Many Thousand Miles Before

· By Erin Colleen Johnson

Erin Colleen Johnson gives an exclusive preview of her upcoming sound installation at the Maine Maritime Museum.

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A Queer Ear: Paul Bowles’ “Music of Morocco”

· By Ben Miller

Ben Miller examines how Paul Bowles’ recordings of traditional Moroccan music might have served an agenda of resistance.

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