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Dear Friends, As we begin our fifth decade as the region’s only multidisciplinary art center, the CAC finds itself in the midst of exciting changes. The renovation of our gallery spaces is all but complete and our historic warehouse spaces have been updated to realize the worldclass performances and exhibitions you will discover in the coming months. The following pages illustrate why Fall continues to be a glorious time to be a participant in the growing cultural landscape of New Orleans. The CAC’s Fall season opens with Ephemera Obscura, our annual presentation of artists living and working in the New Orleans community. In September, we are thrilled to present a beautiful new work by the New Orleans–based theater ensemble Mondo Bizarro, The Way at Midnight, commissioned by the CAC together with commissioning partners from throughout the country. In October, Trisha Brown Dance Company will present Trisha Brown: In Plain Site a bittersweet look at seminal works created by the late American choreographic icon (1936–2017). The evening-length performance will move audiences through The Helis Foundation First Floor Galleries, The FreeportMcMoRan Theater and our newly renovated warehouses, providing a fitting tribute to the world-renowned artist’s life and work. Kaneza Schaal’s breathtaking installation/performance GO FORTH, based in part on the Egyptian Book of the Dead, follows in November in our warehouse spaces taking full advantage of the facility’s enhanced technical capabilities. Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp opens November 18 for what promises to be the triennial’s largest constellation of artists on view in a single venue. The CAC’s second collaboration with Sidra Bell Dance New York will end our Fall Season. Commissioned by the CAC, Bell’s latest work, MÖNSTER OUTSIDE, will feature live music composed and performed by New Tide Orquesta, one of Sweden’s most internationally celebrated contemporary music ensembles. Also beginning this Fall, The Domain Companies’ stunning co-working space entitled The Shop—in residence on our third and fourth floors—will bring a new vibrancy to our historic facility while creating a synergistic partnership between our two institutions, the fruits of which will begin to unfold in the coming months. And this is just the first four months! I invite you to flip through the pages of our Fall brochure to discover more about our exciting season, and look out for the Spring edition of our brochure in November. We look forward to welcoming you to the CAC this Fall and throughout the coming year. Neil A. Barclay Director and CEO

CAC Staff

Board Officers

Neil A. Barclay Director and CEO

Deborah Brockley, CPA President and Chair

Nanette Saucier Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer

Gregg Porter Vice Chair

Andrea Andersson The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of Visual Arts Hasan Aquil Associate Director of External Affairs Lindsay Barfield Exhibitions Manager and Chief Preparator Noni Clemens Individual Giving Manager Nelly Cotton Financial Services Associate Jennifer Francino Senior Curatorial Associate Michele Frentzos Senior Manager, Financial Services Joel Jackson Assistant Director of Rentals and Hospitality Services Lisa Kirwin Hospitality and Building Operations Manager Beth Lavin Associate Director of Development Émilie Lamy External Affairs Manager Summer Mead Frontline Supervisor Courtney Mouton Finance Associate Jo Nazro Resident Technical Director Samuel Oliver Senior Manager of Executive Affairs Christopher Staudinger Patron Services Coordinator

Bush Wrighton Treasurer Staci Rosenberg Secretary Board of Trustees Carla D. Arriola Bryan Bailey David T. Baker Luis Baños III Judy Barrasso Dawn Barrios Valerie Besthoff Jacquee Carvin Leslie Castay Sandra Chaisson Anna Coleman Dunbar Jonathan Fawer Krystle Ferbos Sayde F. Finkel, J.D. Grant Harris Elizabeth Hefler Russ M. Herman Mark Jeanfreau Orelia Minor Kara Tucina Olidge, Ph.D. Virginia Freeman Rowan Patrick Schindler Robyn Dunn Schwarz Randall A. Smith Hank Torbert Gretchen Wheaton Sarah Wood David Workman Leopoldo J. Yanez Emeritus Board Members Sydney J. Besthoff Patricia Chandler Thomas B. Coleman Sandra Garrard Barbara Motley Jeanne Nathan Michael J. Siegel MK Wegmann

Mariana Sheppard Associate Director of Education and Public Programs Laurie Uprichard Senior Curator of Performing Arts


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