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.

We organized our first exhibition in 2013 and, after then, continued to pop up in underutilized, unoccupied, or otherwise transitional spaces across the city to create new and meaningful experiences connecting global conversations around contemporary art with issues in everyday life in New Orleans.

In February 2016, we opened Pelican Bomb Gallery X, a physical home for critical inquiry, artistic experimentation, and open dialogue. X functioned as an additional public access point to Pelican Bomb’s extensive work with artists, writers, curators, and thinkers in and outside of New Orleans. We moved out of X in February 2018 to focus on exhibitions and public projects beyond the confines of our gallery space.

Check out Pelican Bomb’s events calendar for upcoming exhibitions and events.

Fallen Fruit of New Orleans

Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods, and Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University present a citywide project with artists Fallen Fruit.

Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods, and Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University present “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans,” a citywide suite of public projects with internationally acclaimed artists Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young). This multi-site presentation continues Fallen Fruit’s exploration of the ways people experience public space.

As one component, Fallen Fruit are planting 300 fruit trees throughout New Orleans in 2018—in honor of the city’s tricentennial—for residents to share. And in April, Fallen Fruit will open EMPIRE, an installation at Newcomb Art Museum bringing together objects from Tulane University’s special collections to further examine the ways the story of New Orleans is told.

Special thanks are due to all of the donors who supported our Kickstarter campaign for “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” at the “Endless Thanks” level: A.L. Steiner; Alex Moquay; Alexis Rose; Ama Rogan; Amethyst Beaver; Amy Mackie; Andrea Claire Morningstar; Andreas Wolf; Anna Mecugni and Juan Jimenez; Antenna; Ben Perrin; Beth and Austin Lavin; Brian Knight; Briana Jones; Caitlin Strokosch; Camille Rapaport; Cammie Hill-Prewitt; Carolyn Somers; Catherine Calhoun Engolio; Claire Beauchamp; Clayton Campbell; Colleen Mullins; Connie Kramer Curry; Daniel Flores; Debbie Clark; Dorothy Ball; E. Brown; E. Rose; Elizabeth Evans; Ellen Sandberg; Emily Hamilton Laux; Erin Gienger; Francesca “Frahn” Koerner; Gillian Ferguson; the Good Luck Gallery; Hannah Chalew and Sam Langberg; Hannah Rothman; Izzy Ladinsky; Jack Neary; Janet Whatmough; Jenna Crowder; Jennifer Odem; Jenny Bohr; Jessica Sigmundsson; Jim McElroy; John M. Gamble; Julia Barbee; Karen Gillenwater; Karen Kilpatrick; Kate Siemens; Kathie Bartlett; Kelli Leblond; Kimberli Meyer; Krase, Bailey, Reed-Krase, LLP; Kristen Caplan; Laser Force; Leah Triplett Harrington; Lee Deigaard; Legier; Marilyn Johnson; the Mauriello Family; Meaghan Morrison; Michael Gibbons; Natalie Grand; Nathan Peirce; Paul Rucker; Perry Chen; Philip Tchou; Ranu Mukherjee; Renee Peck; Ruth M. Owens; S. Labowitz; Shana Nys Dambrot; Shane Brennan; Subbu; Susan Robb; Susan Tranbaugh; Taj; Tammy Hepler; Tara Bloyd; Taylor Murrow; Therese Laitinen Lindstrom; Tieg Zaharia; Towstone; Travis Austin; Tricia Copeland; Willie Garson; Yuka Petz; and Zack Buckazoid.

  • “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans”

    - Exhibition

    Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods, and Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University present a citywide public project with artists Fallen Fruit.

  • Kickstarter Campaign: “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans”

    - Exhibition

    Help artists Fallen Fruit bring free, publicly accessible fruit trees to the city of New Orleans.

  • Tree Adoption Day with Fallen Fruit

    - Workshop

    Artists Fallen Fruit are planting 300 publicly accessible fruit trees in New Orleans.

  • Tree Adoption Day with Fallen Fruit

    - Workshop

    Artists Fallen Fruit are planting 300 publicly accessible fruit trees in New Orleans.

  • Tree Adoption Day with Fallen Fruit

    - Workshop

    Artists Fallen Fruit are planting 300 publicly accessible fruit trees in New Orleans.

  • Opening Reception: “EMPIRE”

    - Reception

    As part of “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans,” artists Fallen Fruit present a new immersive installation at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University.

  • Fallen Fruit: “EMPIRE”

    - Exhibition

    As part of “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans,” artists Fallen Fruit present a new immersive installation at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University.

    One cultural artifact included in Fallen Fruit’s _EMPIRE_ is a collaged photograph showing the proposed Chichén Itzá Castillo behind the Tulane University stadium, circa 1935. Courtesy the Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans.
  • Fruit for All

    - Festival

    In conjunction with “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans,” Newcomb Art Museum hosts an all-ages activity day.

  • Fruit Tree Park Dedication

    - Reception

    Artists Fallen Fruit host a dedication ceremony for their public fruit tree park in the Lower 9th Ward.

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