NOMA’s Journey Through Acadia: A Visual History of Louisiana’s Marshlands

10:11 November 30, 2019
By: Kimmie Tubré

From November to February, NOMA (New Orleans Museum of Art) is presenting two partnering displays: an exhibit and an installation dedicated to telling the history and other related histories of Marshlands, swamps and all of the waterways of the Gulf Coast, and the land of Acadia.

INVENTING ACADIA: Painting and Place in Louisiana

From November through January 26th, you can view paintings from some of the earliest artists and explorers of Marshland. Inventing Acadia shows a visual history filled with mossy landscape paintings and historical representations of the times in which these paintings were created. Paintings like; Life Along a Louisiana Bayou (1877- Everett B.D. Fabrino), show the relaxing yet ironically chaotic and complicated visuals along the Bayou during that era of time.

The exhibit features a variety of art, with pieces that date back to the "Trail of Tears".

You can find artwork from Henry Chapman, Asher Brown Durand, George David Coulon, and several famous artists along with less famous but talented artists of the late 19th Century.

REGINA AGU: PASSAGE: A Site-Specific Installation at NOMA

Being Regina Agu's first solo museum exhibition, Passage highlights the history of landscape paintings as it relates to the unique social and political geographies of the Gulf Coast.

Agu dedicated months of her time to visiting several of the sites of most of the paintings. Passage is currently displaying at NOMA, from now until February 10th, 2020.

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