The third iteration of the international contemporary art biennial, Prospect.3: Notes for Now (P.3) will continue its three-month run with several community-based events, including Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art & Philosophy: Thirty Years of Meaning and Influence, a two-day conference organized in conjunction with Basquiat and the Bayou Presented by The Helis Foundation, at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The event will take place on Thursday, December 11 and Friday, December 12, and celebrates the 30th anniversary of the publishing of Flash of the Spirit: African & Afro-American Art & Philosophy by Robert Farris Thompson, the celebrated art historian.

Originally published in 1983, Flash of the Spirit has enjoyed a popularity and influence far beyond the academic arena, making it one of the most important texts in the African-Atlantic world, as well as in art historical scholarship. The unique conference will accompany the P.3 exhibit of paintings at the museum by Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was greatly influenced by Thompson's text. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

• The conference schedule of events includes: Thursday, December 11
o Conference: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Greetings by Ogden Museum of Southern Art Executive Director William Andrews and Prospect New Orleans Executive Director Brooke Davis Anderson. Remarks will be given by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans.
 Session 1: Dr. Kellie Jones
• The Influence of Flash of the Spirit in the world of academia, scholarship and art history.
• Panelists: Alinta Sara, Henry John Drewal, Jessica N. Bell, Cheryl Finley, Charles Ian White, and Tobias Wofford.
 Session 2: Dr. Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz
• The international impact of Flash of the Spirit with a focus on the geographic areas discussed in the text.
• Panelists: Donald Cosentino, Duane Deterville, Michelle Eistrup, Yuko Miki, Polly Roberts, and Rael Jero Salley.
o Reception: 5 - 6 p.m.
o Ogden After Hours: 6 - 8 p.m.
• Friday, December 12
o Conference: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Greetings by Conference Director, C. Daniel Dawson
 Session 3: Dr. Grey Gundaker
• The influence of Flash of the Spirit in reconstructing how we define art or redefine objects in a cultural context
• Panelists: Willie Birch, David Doris, Leslie King Hammond, Judith McWillie, Lyneise Williams, and Freddi Williams Evans.
 Session 4: Dr. Marta Moreno Vega
• The extra-academic influence of Flash of the Spirit in the areas of religion, dance, music, theater, and the visual arts.
• Panelists: Johanna Almiron, Scott Barton, Zeco Ligiero, Robert O'Meally, Allen F. Roberts, and Adam Rudolph.
o Reception: 5 - 7 p.m.
o Keynote speaker Dr. Robert Farris Thompson: 7 - 8 p.m.
• To register, email your name and email address to Contact Sarah Story at, or visit for questions for more information.
• For a complete listing of conference events, please visit

In addition to the conference, P.3 will host a variety of community-based events in New Orleans throughout the month of December. Several of these events are free, open to the public, or crafted for kids and families, designed to closely link the New Orleans community with the biennial and its artists.

Tarsila do Amaral, Brazilian Cannibalism, and the Problem of the Self as Other, Lecture by Edith Wolfe
• Friday, December 5, 6 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art (City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle)
• Brazilian painter Tarsila do Amaral and poet Oswald de Andrade Brazil's notorious Anthropofagia movement of the 1920s, which deftly navigated questions of "self" and "other" using ironic critiques of European avant-garde Primitivism. Through an introduction to Amaral's art and life-Edith Wolfe will present a talk exploring three principle themes: the notion of "seeing oneself in the other," a central organizing motif for Franklin Sirmans's vision for P.3; questions of globalization; and the cultural similarities between New Orleans and Brazil. Edith Wolfe is currently Assistant Director of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University, and her work focuses on early twentieth-century Brazilian art and the relationships between the Latin American and European avant-gardes. For more information, call 504.658.4100.

Restoring Louisiana's Wetlands, Culture and Art, reception
• Friday December 5, 6 - 8 p.m., McKenna Museum of African American Art (2003 Carondelet Street)
• This event is part of a joint collaboration between Restore the Earth (REF) and P.3, with REF supporting P.3's commitment the restoration of art and culture in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and P.3 supporting Restore the Earth's restoration of Louisiana's essential ecosystems and natural resources. Featuring a presentation by Prospect.3: Notes for Now Executive Director Brooke Anderson and music by Alexis and the Samurai & Friends. For more information call 607.342.7362 or email tam@restoretheearthorg.

Digital Youth Storytellers
• Saturday December 6, 1 - 4 p.m., The Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp Street)
• Participating P.3 venue, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, will host Digital Youth Storytellers, a series of educational storytelling and animation workshops in conjunction with P.3, Big Class and NOVAC. Focusing on place, memory and history, Digital Youth Storytellers will examine Jean-Michel Basquiat's paintings about New Orleans and the South in the exhibit Basquiat and the Bayou Presented by the Helis Foundation. Students will reflect on memory, historicity, and iconography in Basquiat's work and, in connecting that work to their own lives, will create poetry, personal histories, and an animated movie. Registration is required and participants can register by visiting, or by contacting Ellen Balkin at

P.3 Reads
• Thursday, December 11, 6 - 7 p.m., New Orleans Public Library, Mid-City Library (3700 Orleans Avenue)
• P.3 Reads featuring P.3 Artist Piero Golia and local multi-media artist Jennifer Odem discussing Leon Battista Alberti's On Painting and On Sculpture.
• Sirmans's thoughtful consideration of the role that books and literature play in our collective understanding of the world is at the heart of P.3. The P.3Reads series aims to utilize the shared sense of community that comes from reading as an entrée for audiences who are curious about contemporary art, and would like to better understand the creative processes of contemporary artists. For those already familiar with contemporary art, the series will offer a deeper perspective on the relationship between literature and other art forms.

Family Art Day at Newcomb Art Gallery
• Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tulane University, Newcomb Campus, Woldenberg Art Center
• Join the gallery for an exploration of "Totems not Taboo." Families will have a chance to tour the exhibition and participate in a hands-on activity. The event is free and open to the public. Contact or call 504.865.5328.

Blights Out Presents Home Court Crawl
• Saturday, December 13, 4pm-6pm, 323 N. Roman Street
• Porch crawl and performance of architectural theater in Mid-City/ Treme. Facilitated by Blights Out in partnership with Junebug Productions. Start at 323 N Roman Street, Mid City. Music, food, theater, community. (Rain date Sunday, December 14.)

Finally, P.3 will continue engaging with the New Orleans community through several initiatives including the stationary and mobile HUBs, as well as the P.3 app.
• The "Prospect.3: Notes for Now" Official Information HUB is located in the lobby of the Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp Street) and is open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors to the HUB can pick up The Advocate's Map and Guide to Prospect.3: Notes for Now, palm cards, mini coach tour information, volunteer/docent information and general advice on getting around to the venues.
• The Mobile HUB will continue traveling throughout the city, and distributing the Map and Guides, as well as selling t-shirts, tote bags and other P.3 items. Check out our social media sites to find out the location of the Mobile Hub every week.
• Prospect New Orleans has also partnered with Culture Connect to produce a mobile guide for "Prospect.3: Notes for Now." The guide will help visitors plan their visits, navigate the many exhibitions throughout New Orleans and dig deeper into the rich contextual information about the artists, their work and the participating venues. The "Prospect.3: Notes for Now" mobile guide has been updated with a multimedia gallery dedicated to the Basquiat and the Bayou exhibition, featuring exclusive commentary from P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans. The P.3 guide also features improved wayfinding and maps, Bill Fagaly's New Orleans restaurant guide, and a playable soundtrack to the biennial compiled by DJ Soul Sister. Visitors can download the guide by texting"P3NOLA" to 990-00, or going to on their mobile or web browser. The "Prospect.3: Notes for Now" mobile guide was produced by CultureConnect, a mobile technology company based in New Orleans and New York. Contact them at or on Twitter @culturexconnect.

About Prospect New Orleans
Prospect New Orleans is an International Arts Biennial. Its third iteration, "Prospect.3: Notes for Now," is on view through January 25, 2015. The exhibition presents the work of 58 artists selected by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans, in 18 locations throughout neighborhoods across New Orleans. For more information, please visit

Founded on the principle that art engenders social progress, the biennial and all related events will be free and open to the public.*

The biennial is open to the public from October 25, 2014 to January 25, 2015 Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and will be closed on the following holidays: **

• Wednesday and Thursday, December 24-25, 2014 (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
• Wednesday, December 31, 2014 (New Year's Eve)
• Thursday, January 1, 2015 (New Year's Day)

If traveling to New Orleans for P.3 during the holidays please consider that the following have additional closures. Book your travel so as to ensure the opportunity to experience the biennial in totality. Daily information regarding open and closed venues will be posted on P.3 website calendar.

Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans
• December 24-25, 2014 (Holiday Season)
• December 30-31, 2014 (Holiday Season)
• January 1, 2015 (Holiday Season)
Delgado University
• December 20, 2014-January 4, 2015 (Winter Break)
Dillard University
• December 20, 2014-January 4, 2015 (Winter Break)
Xavier University
• December 20, 2014-January 3, 2015 (Winter Break)

*General admission may apply at certain participating venues. Please note that Louisiana residents are offered free admission to the New Orleans Museum of Art on Wednesdays and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art on Thursdays, courtesy of The Helis Foundation, and the CAC on Sundays courtesy of The Helis Foundation, The Hearst Foundation, and the City of New Orleans | Edward Wisner Donation.

**Longue Vue House and Gardens tours will be offered hourly from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and from 1 - 4 p.m. on Sunday. Upon arrival, please check in at ticket office. Additional hours available on select Sundays by appointment. For more information, please call (504) 488-5488.

Special Closures and Viewing Situations
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art/Basquiat and the Bayou Presented by The Helis Foundation: Due to space limitations Basquiat and the Bayou Presented by The Helis Foundation will be on view via timed ticketing. Please reserve your viewing time by registering with the museum upon arrival. While waiting to see the Basquiat exhibit, you will be able to visit the other P.3 exhibits on view, including works by Chandra McCormick, Keith Calhoun and Herbert Singleton.

Tavares Strachan's sculpture You belong here: You belong here is located on a barge in the Mississippi River and will only be visible at dusk or evenings. It is best viewed from the Moon Walk, directly opposite the St. Louis Cathedral (from the Moon Walk the sculpture is situated to the left, on a barge docked at the Esplanade Street Wharf.) or from directly across the river at Algiers Point-from any area near the ferry terminal.

Longue Vue House and Gardens: Tours will be offered hourly from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and from 1 - 4 p.m. on Sunday. Upon arrival, please check in at the ticket office. Additional hours available on select Sundays by appointment. For more information, please call 504.488.5488.

The New Orleans African American Museum: Zarouhie Abdalian's exhibition is an outdoor installation and will be closed to the public during inclement weather.

December P.3+ Events

Complete descriptions of the satellite projects, organized at the time of P.3, but independently of the biennial, P.3+ events are available online.

@DIVINE Community Altar 1228 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. (504) 239-4784
• Open all of P.3: Sat-Thurs 10am-3pm, Fri 10am-7pm and by appointment.

A.I.R. Pioneers: Portraits by Judy Cooper Newcomb Archives, Tulane University, 504.865.5234
• Open 10/23-12/31 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 2pm-5pm.

Above Canal: CANO's Creative Spaces in Central City 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. (504) 218-4807
Open all of P.3: Wed-Sun 12-8pm

American Alligator Automobile The Warehouse Grille, 869 Magazine St. (504) 322-2188
• Public Sculptural Installation viewable on the patio for the duration of P.3: Mon - Thurs 11am-12am, Fri - Sun 9am-12am
Atemporal Macramé (Kitschy Kitschy Cuckoo) 723 Louisa Street Digest, 723 Louisa St. (504) 503-3862
• Open all of P.3: Mondays 10am-12pm, coffee served
• Potluck Brunch Events 12/14, 1/11 11 A.M.- 3 PM
• 723 Louisa Street Digest is a potluck open studio event hosted in a shotgun apartment in the St. Claude Arts District.

BAMBOULA / NOLA Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, 7001 Freret St. Satellite space at 2402 Royal St. (337) 280-3561
• Open all of P.3
• Main Space: Fri-Sun 12pm-6pm
• Satellite Space: Tues-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-5pm

Barrister's Gallery 2331 St Claude Ave (504) 710-4506
• Open all of P.3: Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun by appointment
• 2nd Saturday openings
• 11/8-12/6 Group Show: Curated by Srdjan Loncar. And Beau Von Hoffacker "New Work"

Below Canal: CANO's Creative Space at St. Maurice Church 605 St. Maurice Ave (504) 822-8281
• Open all of P.3: Wed-Sun 12pm-8pm

Blank Canvas C3 Gallery, 526 Caffin Ave. (310) 779-0019
• Public Installation on view for all of P.3

Charles and Norah Lovell Open Studios, 4116 Camp St. (504) 309-2640
• Open all of P.3: Sat and Sun 12-5pm

Convergence: JMC@Prospect.3 | Curated by Deborah Willis Joan Mitchell Center Studios, 1000 N Rampart St. (504) 355-3423,
• Open all of P.3: Wed-Sun 11am-4pm.

Crevasse 22 8114 Saro Lane St. Bernard (504) 400-8421
• Open all of P.3: Fri-Sun 12pm-sunset

Cry Me a River Etoile Polaire Lodge #1, 1433 N. Rampart St. (917) 604-3114
Open all of P.3: Wed-Sun 11am-6pm and by appointment

Exhibit BE The De Gaulle Manor Community, 3010 Sandra Dr. (504) 676-7512
• Open all of P.3: Sat 1-6pm

Faster, With More Knowledge 1028 Port St. (646) 400-3869
Open all of P.3: Sat and Sun 12-5pm

Five in Four Rabbit Ears, 8225 Oak St. (985) 212-0274)
• Open all of P.3: Tues-Sat 12-6pm

Foodways presented by Pelican Bomb, 725 Howard Ave. (504) 252-0136
• Open all of P.3: Wed-Sun 11am-4pm

For When Goblins Sit Down Siberia, 3052 St. Claude Ave. (504) 265-8855
• Open all of P.3: daily, 5pm-2am.

Frahn Koerner Open Studio 7576 Pearl St. (504) 261-7227
• Open all of P.3: Sun 11am-4pm.

Good Children Gallery 4037 St. Claude Ave. (504) 975-1557
• Open all of P.3: Sat and Sun 12-5pm.

Guns in The Hands of Artists Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400a Julia St., (504) 522-5471
Open all of P.3: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm and by appointment.

IpmNot Garbage St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center, 2025 Constance St. (504) 524-8116
Open all of P.3: Tues, Thurs, Sat 10am-2pm

IMPERMANENCE 2930 Burgundy St. (504) 231-7875
• Public Installation on view for all of P.3

In Empathy We Trust New Orleans City Hall, 1300 Perdido St. (504) 309-4249
• Open all of P.3: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Jimmy Mac Studios Open House Events 2139 Dauphine St. (504) 301-1614
• Open studio events on 12/13 and 1/10 from 6-10pm
Open studio featuring recent work and works in progress with artist present

La Oruga y La Mariposa Café Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave. 504-301-7668

La Petite Mort 2033 Magazine St. (504) 919-9949
• Open all of P.3: Mon, Wed, Fri-Sun 2-6pm

Linked 2118 St. Claude Ave. (504) 975-2185
• Public Mural on view for all of P.3.
MAGDALENA International House Hotel, 221 Camp St. (504) 462-0911
• Open 12/12-1/11, 7 days, 24 hrs (hotel lobby)
• Reception 12/12, 8-11pm

MirrorFuge The Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St. (504) 481-4713
• Open 12/10-12/20, Tues-Sat, 9:30am-4:30pm

MotherShip II: Dreaming of a Future Past and MotherShip III: The Station; Tulane University School of Public Health, 1440 Canal St. and 1024 Elysian Fields Ave
(504) 392-4460 and
• Open all of P.3, MotherShip II: Fri-Sun, 12-5pm. Closed for holidays; 11/27, 11/28, 12/24, 12/25, 12/31 and 1/1.
• MotherShip III: Thurs-Sun 12-5pm. Closed for holidays.

New Orleans Community Printshop 1201 Mazant St. (504) 975-1484
• Open all of P.3: Tues/Thurs 6-10pm, Sat 10am-2pm and by appointment.

P.3+ at the Parlor 3913 St. Claude Ave. (504) 723-6593
• Open all of P.3: Sat and Sun, 12-5pm.

PAPER/WEIGHT Chateau Curioso, 641 Caffin Ave. (718) 757-8119
• Open all of P.3: Fri and Sat 12pm-4pm

Passing It On: Tribute to John T. Scott The McKenna Museum, 2003 Carondelet St. (504) 586-7432
• Open all of P.3: Wed-Sun 11am-4pm

Peep This! L9, 539 Caffin St. (504) 941-5159
Open all of P.3, Wed-Sun 11am-5pm

Press Street's Antenna Gallery 3718 St. Claude Ave. (504) 298-3161,
• Open all of P.3: Tues-Sun, 12-5pm- weekdays call ahead.
• "Team Draw Activate!" (12/13-1/4) An exhibition focused on collaborative projects that center on drawing. These projects include drawings that have traveled around the country being embellished by a variety of artists, a joint video installation, large-scale exquisite corpses, and some mixed-media sculpture. Artists include Collen Dubose, Craig Branum, Ben Fox-McCord, Caesar Meadows, Issac Lyons, Jane Cassidy, Dan Alley, Caleb Henderson, Patrick Coll, and Devin Reynolds

Reckon Liberty Lumber Yard, 5385 Tchoupitoulas (504) 899-6341
• Mural on view for all of P.3.

REPARATION: Contemporary Artists from New Orleans NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Circle (504) 658-4100
• Open all of P.3: Tues- Thurs 10-6pm, Fri 10-9pm, Sat and Sun 11-5pm.

Shotgun Cinema at the Marigny Opera House 725 St Ferdinand St. (504) 408-2032,,
• 12/3 7p (doors at 6)

Show and Tell at Gallery Inferno- 6601 St Claude Ave. (504) 945-1878,
• Open all of P.3: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, 2nd Sat hours 10am-8pm.
• Artist talk 12/11 at 7:30

Space Rites presented by New Orleans Airlift at CANO's Below Canal Creative Space, St. Maurice Church, 605 St. Maurice Ave. (347) 784-5226
• Open all of P.3: Wed-Sun 12pm-8pm.
• Events on 12/13, 1/7, 7pm

Staple Goods 1340 St Roch Ave. (504) 908-7331
• Open all of P.3: Sat and Sun, 12-5pm.
• Second Saturday openings
• "Suspension of Disbelief" (11/8-12/7) Urban spelunking in a stalactite-studded cave questions human's interference with the planet- and each other. Work by Cynthia Scott.
"Brothers x 2." (12/13-1/4) Two sets of brothers expand the dialogue on form/function/aesthetics. Abe and Andrew Geasland (SOS Design), metal. Clutch and Don Sims, wood.

TEN Gallery 4432 Magazine St. (504) 214-3589
• Open all of P.3: Sat and Sun, 12-5 and by appointment.
• Openings 12/6, 1/3, 6-9pm
• 12/6-12/28: "Down the Hatch" a two-person exhibition by Wendell Brunious and Angel Perdomo, who synthesize pop culture using super flat painting, electric color and formal exploration. Also on view, "New Works by Jono Goodman"

Terratour Dancing Grounds, 3705 St. Claude Ave. (504) 535-5791
• Open all of P.3: Mon-Fri 6-9pm, Sat 9am-3pm.

The Art House on the Levee 4725 Dauphine St. (917) 232-9034
Open 10/25-12/25 Fri-Sun, 1-5pm

The Chapel of the Almighty Dollar 3919 St. Claude Ave (504) 522-5471
• Open all of P.3 Wed-Sun, 11am-4pm and by appointment

The Eumenides UNO Campus Fine Art Gallery, 2000 Lakeshore Dr.
• Open 11/3-12/3, M-F, 8:30am-4pm.

The Front 4100 St Claude Ave. (305) 898-8630,
• Open all of P.3: Sat and Sun, 12-5pm and by appointment.

The Goddess Revisited, Willendorf to Trucker Mudflaps Mural on view at 826 Gravier St. (504) 427-9746
• On view for all of P.3

The Nature of Now 3308 Magazine Street (415) 987-6148
• Open all P.3, Sat and Sun 10am-2pm and by appointment

The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by the Helis Foundation 100-1700 Poydras St. (361) 441-6527
• Public sculptures on view for all of P.3

Treo 3835 Tulane Ave. (504) 304-4878
• Open all of P.3: Daily, 11:30am-12pm
• (11/25-12/20) joint show, "Insitu" and "Elan Vitale" by Charlie Hoffacker and Karen Ocker. Also on view will be "My New Orleans Neighborhood; a collection of Photography".
• (12/25-1/25) husband and wife artists Chicory Mules and Malcolm McClay's show "Draught". Also on view will be "Waxing Lyrical"

Tulane Contemporary.3 Carroll Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University (504) 314-2228
• Open all of P.3: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm

United Bakery Gallery and Annexes 1325-1337 St. Bernard Ave. (504) 495-6863
• Open all P.3: Gallery- Sat and Sun 1-5pm: Annexes- 10/25-11/9 Wed-Sun after 11/10 Sat and Sun, 12-6pm
• Record parties 11/4, 12/9, 1/6 7pm-11pm
• Book and Bake Holiday Print Sale 12/13 and 12/14 1-5pm
• Closing Reception 1/24 and 1/25 1-7pm

Urban Sidewalk/Installation Space 441 Gravier St. (504) 251-4968 and
Open all of P.3: 7 days, 24 hours

We're all in this Together: Mural at the Temporary Detention Center at the Sheriff Department Prison, Intersection of S. Broad St and Gravier St. (843) 409-7084
• Public Mural on view for all of P.3

With Light, With Love The Tigermen Den, 3113 Royal St. (917) 414-3985
• Open all of P.3: Saturdays 1-5pm