May 9, 2014


Due to weather, this screening has been postponed until Tuesday, May 13.

Make it a date night in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden and watch Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca. Before the movie, grab a bite from one of our food vendors and enjoy art activities and live music.

  • 5-8 p.m.: Art on the Spot
  • 5-7 p.m.: Mini Masters Showcase (inside the museum)
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Music by Mykia Jovan
  • 8 p.m.: Film: Casablanca

Food Vendors: Crepes a la Cart, Rue Chow, Green to Go NOLA, & La Cocinita

Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for NOMA/NOFS Members (Members are allotted 4 tickets at the discounted rate) & children, 7 to 17. Children 6 and under are free.

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About Classic Cinema in the Garden

This outdoor film series in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden will focus on classic movies that represent some of the most highly regarded films from cinema’s “Golden Age” (1927-1963). These films, most of which were created through the Hollywood studio system, are marked by plots that progress through time in a linear way, are based on character driven action (in traditional three acts), and possess the continuity (or “invisible”) editing style. The style is “classical” because it is based on the classical principles of literature and art, those of balance and symmetry.

About Casablanca

One of the most beloved films of all time, this 1943 Best Picture Oscar winner stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in roles that made them cultural icons. Bogart (in an Academy Award-nominated performance) stars as an American expatriate who runs a nightclub in French-controlled Morocco during World War II. And even though he would prefer to sit out the war in his café, the tightening conflict-and his newly rekindled interest in an old flame (Bergman)-eventually forces Rick to take sides. The film won director Michael Curtiz an Academy Award for Best Director and was also nominated for Academy Awards in Cinematography, Editing, and Music.

About Mykia Jovan

As a student of Eleanor McMain High School and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Mykia Jovan had only one career goal: to be an actress, until the day she viewed Tim Burns’ documentary of Jazz. It wasn’t until then she realized all those scribbled ideas on the backs of old bus tickets and brown napkins were lyrics. And that awkward voice she shamelessly belted out in the shower was her key. It would be years later that she would work up the nerve to perform in front of a live audience. She has had the privilege to open for world renowned acts including Kermit Ruffins and the Barbeque Swingers. After hearing Mykia perform, Kermit Ruffins invited her to join the Barbeque Swingers on tour. She has also been featured with Corey Henry of Galatic, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Derrick Freeman. The opportunity to work and learn simultaneously has awarded the experience of discovering her own place in the music world.

About Mini Masters Showcase

Please join us during Friday Nights at NOMA for an exhibition by students in the Mini Masters program. This innovative early childhood education program provides visual arts instruction for pre-Kindergarten students and professional development for teachers throughout the school year. Together with our partners Tulane University, Kingsley House, Bayou District Foundation, and Educare, we strive to build skills proven to prevent the achievement gap.

As we wrap up the second year of Mini Masters, we are proud to showcase the artwork of more than 65 students who have participated in the program.

The Mini Masters early childhood art education partnership is supported in part by grants from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, Bayou District Foundation, and | The Times-Picayune.