Finding new connections. Pelican Bomb’s creative thematic exhibitions feature international artists while exploring the intersection of New Orleans’ social history and contemporary art.
Pelican Bomb isn’t just online. We’re out in the streets, bringing you exhibitions, panels, lectures, and workshops. Offering face-to-face opportunities for dialogue, learning, and engagement.
We organized our first exhibition in 2013, and, since then, have popped up in underutilized, unoccupied, or otherwise transitional spaces across the city to bring you new and meaningful experiences that connect New Orleans’ culture and social history with global conversations around contemporary art.
In February 2016, we opened Pelican Bomb Gallery X (1612 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard), our physical home for critical inquiry, artistic experimentation, and open dialogue. X functions as an additional public access point to Pelican Bomb’s extensive work with artists, writers, curators, and thinkers in and outside of New Orleans.
Be sure to check Pelican Bomb’s events calendar for upcoming exhibitions and events.
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 exhibition 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.
Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods, and Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University present a citywide public project with artists Fallen Fruit.