Please join us at the New Orleans Museum of Art on Thursday, December 7, for the PhotoNOLA 2017 Opening Celebration & Keynote Address featuring Xaviera Simmons.
The PhotoNOLA Opening Celebration begins at 6pm, featuring live jazz by the Russell Welch Hot Quartet. Xaviera Simmons will present the PhotoNOLA 2017 Keynote address at 7pm in the auditorium. After, the party continues with food, drink, moon booth portraits by Deep Fried Photo, drag performances by The Reba Douglas Review, and a photo-centric fundraising raffle.
Xaviera Simmons’ work spans photography, performance, video, sound, sculpture, and installation. She defines her practice, which is rooted in an ongoing investigation of experience, memory, abstraction, present and future histories- specifically shifting notions surrounding landscape- as cyclical rather than linear. Simmons’ site-specific exhibition, created for the Prospect.4 international arts triennial, is on view at NOMA. Guests will have access to museum exhibitions during the celebration.
General admission event tickets start at $35. The patron level Champagne Mixer with Xaviera Simmons and Russell Lord will take place at 6pm in the Contemporary Gallery on the museum’s second floor. Tickets for that are $75 and are inclusive of the Keynote & Opening celebration from 6-10pm.
In addition, $10 Raffle Tickets are available for a chance to win exciting items, including:
Santa Fe Workshop Gift Certificate
Book Basket from A Gallery for Fine Photography
Platinum Palladium Kit from Bostick & Sullivan
Photograph by Lisette de Boisblanc
Photograph by Rick Olivier
Contemporary Photobook Basket
Complete Set of PhotoNOLA Collectors Club Prints, 2013-17
Event and raffle tickets are available in advance online. Purchase tickets here. Tickets will also be available at the door, night of. Raffle tickets purchased in advance will be given to patrons upon entrance.
Presented in partnership with the New Orleans Museum of Art and Prospect New Orleans, proceeds from this benefit party will support year round programming of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Many thanks to our generous event sponsors including Coumanis Allen, Swiss Confectionery, Martin Wine Cellar, and Pearl Wine Co.