Friday Nights at NOMA features an exciting lineup of programs in 2019: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films. All galleries, the Museum Shop, and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm.
5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot drop-in activity table
6:30 pm: Screening of Looking for Oum Kulthum
In conjunction with the exhibition Bodies of Knowledge, NOMA will screen movies by Iranian filmmaker Shirin Neshat as part of Friday Nights at NOMA programming. A film within a film, Neshat’s 2017 drama Looking for Oum Kulthum follows the plight of an Iranian woman artist/filmmaker named Mitra living in exile, as she embarks on capturing the life and art of the legendary female singer of the Arab world, Oum Kulthum. Through her difficult journey, not unlike her heroine’s, she has to face the struggles, sacrifices and the price that a woman has to pay if she dares to cross the lines of a conservative male dominated society. (2017 | Not rated | 1 hour, 30 minutes | Watch the trailer)