The art of contemporary New Orleans.

Pelican Bomb is New Orleans’ home for critical writing and thinking about art. We connect New Orleans to global conversations in contemporary art through publishing and public projects. We bring together diverse voices to shape and reflect on art and visual culture.

Art Review Index

Art Review

Sharing our stories. Each week, Pelican Bomb publishes exhibition reviews, features, interviews, and more, engaging with artists, ideas, and artworks in our city. And in conjunction with our own exhibitions and public projects, our in-depth thematic series explore different topics through a range of critical perspectives.

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Community Supported Art

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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Roving Exhibitions Index

Exhibitions

Finding new connections. Offering face-to-face opportunities for dialogue, learning, and engagement. Pelican Bomb’s creative thematic exhibitions and large-scale public projects feature international artists while exploring the intersection of New Orleans’ social histories and contemporary art.

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Critic-In-Residence

Critic in Residence

Valuing diverse voices. Pelican Bomb’s Critic-in-Residence program broke ground by 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, our exhibitions and public projects, and creative partnerships.

With a diversity of voices, high standards for content, and a willingness to experiment, we think you’ll find our perspective unique, intelligent, inspiring, and sometimes challenging, but never boring.

New On Art Review

A Dissonance of Parts and People: Publishing from the Provinces

· By James McAnally

James McAnally considers the importance of publishing arts writing outside of major metropolitan areas like New York and Los Angeles.

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Editor’s Note: From Theory to Practice

· By Cameron Shaw

Our Executive Director Cameron Shaw introduces our final thematic series before our close on November 30, exploring the ideas and methods that have been important to Pelican Bomb’s development.

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Natural X-Rays: Natasha Sanchez at Ochsner Imaging Center

· By Benjamin Morris

Benjamin Morris considers the role of art in medical facilities and looks at Natasha Sanchez’s lumen prints, now on view at Ochsner Imaging Center.

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