Friday, February 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. February 15, 2013


Join us this Friday night as we celebrate the exhibition Jim Richard: Make Yourself at Home with a reading by the artist and his son, Brad Richard.

Schedule of events:

  • 5 to 8 p.m.: Art activity with NOMA
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Music by Amanda Walker
  • 6 p.m.: Reading with Jim and Brad Richard: Curtain Optional

About Curtain Optional
In both poetry and prose, Brad Richard explores the influence of his father’s work on his own, as well as the experience of growing up as the son of an artist while becoming an artist himself. Jim Richard is a professor of painting at the University of New Orleans and has exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Brad Richard is chair of creative writing at Lusher Charter School. He is the author most recently of Motion Studies (winner of the 2010 Washington Prize from The Word Works) and his work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies.

About Make Yourself at Home
NOMA is pleased to present a solo exhibition of the paintings by renowned New Orleans artist Jim Richard. Jim Richard: Make Yourself At Home, the artist’s first solo exhibition at NOMA since 1978, focuses on the subject Richard is best known and admired for: interior scenes bursting with works of art and colorful décor, that straddles the line between celebrating and critiquing kitsch and rampant consumer culture. The twelve paintings on display provide an exceptional opportunity to view a large range of the artist’s work covering the last twenty years of his career. Make Yourself At Home also debuts a number of paintings that have never been shown to the public before.

About Amanda Walker
Amanda has been playing and composing music most of her life. She was born and raised in a rural Missouri town nestled between St. Louis and Memphis. The result is music influenced by rock, blues, jazz, folk, country, r&b, gospel, small towns, big dreams, and a hodge-podge of everything growing in the Mississippi River delta.

This event is related to the exhibition Jim Richard: Make Yourself At Home.