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Burnaway: News-in-Brief May 27, 2020

Installation view of Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, showing Me as Muse, 2016, multimedia video installation. © Mickalene Thomas / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.

The Contemporary Arts Center has announced the limited re-opening of its galleries, beginning June 1 through 14, 2020. In adherence to the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans’ safety guidelines, the CAC will operate at 25% capacity and implement proactive health and safety measures including online-only timed-ticketed admissions, enhanced sanitization, and proper social distancing measures in the CAC’s expansive galleries. The limited re-opening provides an opportunity for locals to enjoy the final two weeks of the CAC’s exhibitions currently on-view: critically-acclaimed Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires and Meg Turner: Here and Now, both of which were originally scheduled to close on June 14, 2020.

The CAC’s revised hours of operation are Sunday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm, June 1 through June 14, 2020. Gallery tickets are available by day and timeslot, and must be purchased in advance online at Tickets for Sunday, June 7 and Sunday, June 14 are complimentary for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation’s Art for All program, but online registration is still required at

The CAC’s galleries will temporarily close once again on June 15 for the installation of its 2020 Open Call Exhibition, Make America What America Must Become, which will debut at the CAC on September 18, 2020 and remain on view through January 24, 2021.


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