What We Do

New approaches to promoting and supporting contemporary art in New Orleans.

Why Pelican Bomb? Because original, progressive arts communities need a support system that’s equally innovative. Pelican Bomb is wholly dedicated to sustaining the visual arts in New Orleans and the artists who live here. Our programs build greater awareness of contemporary art in the city, create professional development opportunities for artists, and make artists' practices more accessible to audiences.

Pelican Bomb isn't just online. Our contributors and curators have always been “on the ground”—in galleries, at lectures, in artists' studios—to bring informed and diverse perspectives on what is being made in New Orleans now.

Art Review

Sharing our stories. Each week, Pelican Bomb brings you exhibition reviews, great features, intelligent interviews, and more.

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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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