5 to 9 p.m. June 21, 2013


Tonight, we’re presenting a gallery talk with Rashaad Newsome and Miranda Lash in the Great Hall as well as screening two films in honor of Gay Pride Month. You can also check out Café NOMA for “Art You Can Eat,” where Chef Haley Bittermann will lead a demonstration on culinary arts from the Caribbean islands. This event is included with museum admission. In honor of Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts from the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939, all “Art You Can Eat” demonstrations in June will focus on cuisine from a different area of the globe.

  • 5-8 p.m.: Art Activity with 3 Ring Circus
  • 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: DJ Bunny
  • 6 p.m.: Presentation by Rashaad Newsome and Miranda Lash in the Great Hall: King of Arms
  • 6 p.m.: “Art You Can Eat” cooking demonstration with Chef Haley Bittermann, Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group: “Island Inspired Cocktails & Cuisine” – In tribute to the 1891 world’s fair in Kingston, Jamaica, the only fair held in the Caribbean Islands
  • 7:30 p.m.: Film: Drawing the Line: A Portrait of Keith Haring
  • 8 p.m.: Film: Artists of the 20th Century: Andy Warhol

About Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms
This summer NOMA is presenting a solo show by renowned video, performance, and collage artist Rashaad Newsome (born 1979). His first solo exhibition in Louisiana, Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms explores the artist’s interest in ornament, systems of heraldry, and Baroque grandeur.

About Art You Can Eat
“Art You Can Eat” is a nine-week summer cooking series featuring the artful culinary creations of the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group chefs and special guests. Fridays from June 7 to August 2, 2013, at 6 p.m., chefs from Cafe NOMA, Ralph’s on the Park, Red Fish Grill, cafe b, and Heritage Grill will lead complimentary, educational, and delicious cooking events celebrating NOMA exhibitions and culinary arts from the around the world. “Art You Can Eat” focuses on the tips and tricks behind classic and contemporary cooking, mixology and presentation, with special emphasis on professional techniques made easy. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

About DJ Bunny
DJ BUNNY is a Louisiana-Born, New Orleans Disc Jockey Featuring 60’s – 80’s All-Vinyl Garage, Rock & Roll, R&B, Soul, Punk & All the DanceFloor Crackin’ Wax of the Dirty South. Born in Monroe, Louisiana, DJ BUNNY started collecting 45s and DJing in New Orleans a few year’s back, influenced by veteran Louisiana Disc Jockey, Matt Uhlman (DJ Matty of Alligator Chomp Chomp and Mod Dance Party). Aside from private parties and seasonal gigs, DJ BUNNY spins vinyl every Monday night with DJ Matty at One Eyed Jacks for The Birthday Party. She’s been a guest DJ for Mod Dance Party & Alligator Chomp Chomp among others. She is managed by local event agency, OHNO Co..

About Drawing the Line: A Portrait of Keith Haring
(30 mins)
Haring’s hieroglyphic-like style filtered the modern world through the perspective and wonderment of a child, yet he always incorporated social issues such as the fight against apartheid, crack, and AIDS into his work. Within a few short years, his drawing became ubiquitous, largely through the artist’s eagerness to break the boundaries between old and new ways of presenting art to the public, by decorating everything from walls to watches, billboards to buttons.

About Artists of the 20th Century: Andy Warhol
(50 mins)
Born in Pittsburgh to Czechoslovakian immigrants, Andy Warhol graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology with a degree in pictorial design. Following this, he moved to New York where he found steady work as a commercial artist. In the early 60s, Warhol’s first Pop paintings – many of which remain icons of 20th century art, such as the Campbell’s Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe screen prints – catapulted him to fame.

This event is related to the exhibition Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms.