5:00 to 9:00 p.m. August 16, 2013


We hope to see you at this week’s edition of Friday Nights at NOMA including talented musician, Cristina Perez, as well as a screening of the film: Edward Steichen!

  • 5-8 p.m.: Art Activity
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Music by Cristina Perez
  • 6:00 p.m.: Docent-Led Tour: Docent’s Choice
  • 7 p.m.: Film: Edward Steichen

About Cristina Perez

As both a vocalist and guitarist, New Orleans native Cristina Perez is quickly becoming a fixture on the local music scene. Her talent as a vocalist was showcased with her vocal contribution to Offbeat Magazine’s “Best Traditional Jazz Album” of 2011. Cristina is currently working on writing the music for her second album, all the while maintaining a busy performance schedule with her own band and other local jazz bands. Perez is proud to “grace the boards” of the National World War II Museum’s Stage Door Canteen as the lead vocalist in their latest show, “Jump, Jive, and Wail!, the Music of Louis Prima.” Cristina has performed in major cities across the United States, with the ongoing goal of sharing her native music.

About Edward Steichen

Widely regarded as the most influential photographer of the 20th century, he was born Eduard Jean Steichen in Luxembourg in 1879. He worked in every aspect of the art — fashion, industrial, nature, combat, portrait, table-top. As a leading museum curator created the famous Family of Man photo exhibition. He died in Connecticut in 1973. This film was made in 1964.

In every branch of photography to which he set his hand Steichen became a master. His portraits of Gershwin, Garbo, Eugene O’Neill, Marlene Dietrich, Chaplin and George M. Cohan are the definitive images by which we remember those celebrated artists. His photo-murals of dams, bridges and huge buildings astonished audiences when they were first shown. In the 20’s and 30’s he was the best known and most expensive commercial advertising photographer in New York. A pioneer in aerial photography, during World War Two he was in charge of naval combat camera crews.

This half-hour documentary was shot when Steichen, at 86, reflected on his long life and many achievements.