FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: SCREENING OF AMISTAD5 - 9 p.m. September 5, 2014
Stop by this Friday night for live music with Keith Burnstein, a free cooking demonstration in Cafe NOMA, or a screening of Steven Spielberg’s Amistad. We’ve got something for every member of the family!
- 5-8 p.m.: Art on the Spot
- 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Music by King Cupcake
- 6 p.m.: Film: Amistad
- 6 p.m.: Book signing by Rolland Golden: Rolland Golden, Life, Love, and Art in the French Quarter
- 6:30 p.m.: “Artful Palate” with Chef Austin Kirzner, Red Fish Grill
Based on the true story of America’s slave trade, the film shows the saga of an 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship, Amistad. Much of the story revolves a courtroom drama as lawyers for the slaves seek their freedom and return home. The case is a watershed moment for America-Spain relations, and reveals the political machinations as it holds repercussions on the North-South conflict eventually leading to America’s Civil War.
About “Artful Palate”
Every other Friday night at 6:30 p.m. from June 27 to September 19, chefs from Café NOMA, Ralph’s on the Park, Red Fish Grill and café b will be demonstrating distinctive culinary favorites from around the world, highlighting a different aspect of the NOMA exhibition Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American home, 1492-1898. From classic Creole cooking techniques to globally inspired gourmet eats, the chefs will embrace their own heritage or their culinary passion with each presentation.
About Rolland Golden
Rolland Golden was born in New Orleans in 1931 and began his career in the French Quarter in 1957, after graduating from John McCrady Art School. In the fall of 2007, the New Orleans Museum of Art exhibited his series, Katrina: Days of Terror, Months of Anguish which traveled to several other museums. Golden is listed in many art directories, including “Who’s Who in American Art” and “Who’s Who in the World.” He is a member of numerous national art associations, including The National Arts Club in New York and National Watercolor Society in California. He has had over 100 one-man exhibitions in the U.S.A. and touring shows in the former U.S.S.R. and southern France. Golden is in the private collections around the world and many museums, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Pushkin Museum of Art, Moscow and Bon Encontre Art Centre in France. Many publications around the country have featured his work; the most recent is the Summer 2014 issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas.
NOMA will hold a book signing by Golden for his recently released memoirs: Rolland Golden, Life, Love, and Art in the French Quarter published by the University Press of Mississippi. These memoirs include his visits to Delgado Museum with his parents as a child, later as an art student and throughout his career, when the museum became the New Orleans Museum of Art. Throughout this book, the reader learns the struggles of an artist, supporting a wife and three children and finally receiving national recognition.
About King Cupcake
King Cupcake is the brainchild of pianist Keith Burnstein (The Mumbles), NOLA songwriting sensation, Lynn Drury, and first call percussionist, Michael Skinkus. Expect an intimate and funky singer songwriter vibe laced with Latin and New Orleans grooves. Booties will shake as life-affirming mantras are repeated.
This event is related to the exhibition Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College.