This exhibition showcases NOMA’s recent acquisitions of modern and contemporary art and celebrates the museum’s enduring commitment to championing the work of emerging and underrepresented artists, especially from the American South.

Bringing together new works by both locally and nationally recognized artists, the exhibition spotlights new acquisitions made possible by the Leah Chase Art Purchase Fund, created to honor the New Orleans chef and civil rights activist. In the exhibition, these dedicated new acquisitions by McArthur Binion, Leonardo Drew, and Mildred Thompson join works by LaToya Ruby Frazier, The Propeller Group, Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick, Dan Tague, and Carrie Mae Weems, among others, to offer vital new perspectives on pressing issues in contemporary art and culture.