Past Events

A selection of past public programming with photos, videos, and audio recordings.

Opening Night

To mark the opening night of Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana the museum hosted an evening of performance and conversation which included a dance performance from The Graduates, an ensemble comprised of former members of the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women’s Drama Club, an exhibition panel featuring Syrita Steib-Martin and Dolfinette Martin (PerSisters and co-producers of the exhibition), Laura Blereau (Newcomb Art Museum’s curator), Allison Beonde (photographer), moderated by Monica Ramirez-Montagut (Newcomb’s director), as well as a performance from Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Big Queen of the Guardians of the Flame Mardi Gras Indians with PerSister Zina Mitchell and an opening reception with artists, persisters, museum members, students, faculty, friends and more with music from Soul Samba.

Miriam Taylor