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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New On Art Review

On the Trail of Emil Frei: New Orleans' Stained Glass

· By Benjamin Morris

Benjamin Morris travels the city and reflects on the local legacy of the stained-glass masters at Emil Frei Studio.

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Indecent Intentions: Street Harassment and Contemporary Art

· By Ashton Cooper

Ashton Cooper uses Katrina Andry's latest exhibition at Staple Goods as a lens to explore how street harassment is being addressed in contemporary art and visual culture.

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Picasso Baby: A Portrait Series with Boyfriend

· By Akasha Rabut

A portrait series by New Orleans photographer Akasha Rabut reveals one of Boyfriend's many sides.

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