The art of contemporary New Orleans.

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

Art Review Index

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

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

Roving Exhibitions

Finding new connections. Pelican Bomb’s creative thematic exhibitions feature local artists while exploring the intersection of New Orleans social history and contemporary art.

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Critic-In-Residence

Critic in Residence

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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A Brief Look: Zarouhie Abdalian

· By Raina Benoit

With the potentially overwhelming number of Prospect.3 exhibitions on view, Raina Benoit provides a brief weekly account of select P.3 sites. This week: Zarouhie Abdalian at the New Orleans African American Museum.

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Good Enough To Eat

· By Brooke Schueller

Brooke Schueller reviews "Condensed Milk" at Aquarium Gallery and Studios.

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New Kid on the Block: May Books

· By Cassie Pruyn

May Gallery and Residency launches a new bookshop.

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