NOMA to Host Monthly Discussions Exploring Social Justice and Equality

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NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Museum of Art is launching the Creative Assembly Program Series, a new monthly online forum beginning next month that will bring together thought leaders, community representatives and interdisciplinary creatives to explore social justice and racial equity in the museum field. The series is the newest endeavor of the Creative Assembly Community Engagement Initiative. Launched in 2018, the group’s expressed goal is to highlight and explore important ideas of our time.  

“Thoughtful discourse is fundamental to who we are as an institution, and we are committed to developing content and collections through the lens of racial equity and social justice,” said Susan Taylor of NOMA. “We look forward to launching this series to highlight and foster meaningful conversation and considerations that are critical to our community.” 

The first program will kick off in early July with monthly discussions to follow through November. Each dialogue will be moderated by, and in collaboration with, a partner organization. Partner announcements for each program will be forthcoming, along with dates and access details ahead of each monthly discussion. 

Additionally, the museum will reopen to the public on July 8. NOMA’s latest exhibitions, including Alia Ali: FLUX, Ancestors in Stone, Tina Freeman: Lamentations, and Torkwase Dyson: Black Compositional Thought | 15 Paintings for the Plantationocene will be open for visitors as the museum reopens following COVID-19 restrictions. More details on visiting hours and protocols will be announced later this week. 

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