The New Orleans Museum of Art’s weekly program features a performance by Tim Youd, live music, and a lecture.
NOMA celebrates the opening of “Tim Youd: 100 Novels” during its weekly Friday night event. Youd is currently on a mission to retype 100 novels in locations around the world that relate to each book. As part of his ongoing project, Youd will begin typing the entirety of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces in the museum galleries. During his multi-week performances, Youd retypes each novel onto a single sheet of doubled paper, running the doubled paper through the typewriter repeatedly until every word of the novel has been typed. When finished, Youd displays the resulting tattered sheets as remnants of his performances.
During the museum’s extended hours, The Roamin’ Jasmines will perform. And Dr. Mary Niall Mitchell, Midlo Chair for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans, will give a lecture on “Slavery in the Parlor.” General museum admission applies.