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“Rooted,” a mixed-media installation by Ben Diller; “Revolve,” sculpture by Rontherin Ratliff, through Jan. 20. Murals by MILAGRoS, through April 6.
HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc.org — “Something old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century,” an exhibition of the collection’s significant acquisitions since 2000, through Feb. 8. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “Ritual Forms: The Sculptures and Drawings of Clyde Connell,” through Dec. 30. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm. crt.state.la.us — “New orleans Bound 1812: The Steamboat That Changed America,” through January 2013. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www. lsm.crt.state.la.us — “The Louisiana Plantation Photos of Robert Tebbs,” 60 gelatin silver prints by the architecture photographer, through November. “Living with Hurricanes: katrina and Beyond”; “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; both ongoing.
NEW ORLEANS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM. 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 566-1136; www.noaam.com — “Bambara: From Africa to New orleans, From the Gambia River to the
NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www. noma.org — “Mass Produced: Technology in 19th-Century English Design,” through Sunday. “Photography, Sequence and Time,” photographs from the 19th century to the present, through Dec. 2. “19th Century Louisiana Landscapes,” paintings by Richard Clague, Marshall Smith Jr. and William Buck, through Jan. 6. “Ida kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights,” through Feb. 10. “Make Yourself at Home,” paintings by Jim Richard, through Feb. 24. “Forever,” mural by odili Donald odita, through oct. 7, 2013. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. ogdenmuseum.org — Jewelry by Lauren Eckstein Schonekas of Construct Jewelry, ongoing. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; seaa. tulane.edu — “Following Wright,” an exhibit highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence with drawings by architects Edward Sporl, Albert C. Ledner, Philip Roach Jr. and Leonard Reese Spangenberg, through Dec. 7. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. southernfood.org — “The Da Vino Code,” paintings by LeonARTo da VINo (Chuck Gray), through Dec. 30. “Tanqueray olive” and “Guinness Pint,” prints by Tom Gianfagna, through Jan. 21, 2013. “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food TV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “Then and Now: The Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.
Installation by Derek Larson
Tantric Wealth: multimedia
The massive brick building looming above the Claiborne Avenue installation by Derek Larson NOV overpass between Montegut and St. Ferdinand streets looks like the open Nov. 10 and industrial structure it once was, and while you’d never guess from by appointment the exterior, it currently comprises more than 50 art studios. It also houses the May Gallery, the St. Claude Arts District’s northernmost May Gallery, 2839 N. Robertoutpost, which currently features Derek Larson’s Tantric Wealth exhibison St., Suite 105, 316-3474; tion, a mixed-media extrapolation of ancient beliefs and contemporary www.themayspace.com currencies. His busy montages of monetary symbols including euros, pesos, pounds, dollars and krona are configured into contemporary yantras, the sacred diagrams employed in traditional Hinduism as meditative pathways to cosmic consciousness. All are untitled, and all radiate the irony that inevitably attends any fusion of things macro and micro, sacred and venal. Adding to their pop aura, all are rendered in acidic shades of tangerine, mauve, salmon and so forth, in patterns as incomprehensible as global finance itself. And while the sages of ancient Asia offered paths to self-liberation, today’s global economy more often resembles something the Egyptian pharaohs might have devised, only our new pharaohs are the financiers who sometimes seem to try to rule the world even as the high priests of technology keep the masses mesmerized with the latest addictive gadgets that command ever more of our attention — as we see in Larson’s video projections of people seemingly transfixed, meditating on their pods, pads, tablets and cellphones. Like digital yogis, they channel vast networks of universal corporate consciousness, and here we encounter a Ray Bradbury vision of a dystopia of electronic lotus eaters where everyone is wired into a waking dream of virtual connectedness, a realm of eternally ephemeral enticements that never fail to tantalize even as the latest “new and improved” iteration of electronic nirvana looms on a perpetually receding horizon. The reality is more nuanced than this sounds, but Larson gives us a lot to think about. — D. ERIC BookHARDT
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MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY. 632 Dumaine St., 568-6968; www.crt.state.la.us — “The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New orleans,” ongoing.
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