Inside The Arts: Newcomb Exhibits Examine Environmental Pollution, Silence! The Musical, MUSAICA

Sep 3, 2019

This week on Inside the Arts, Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University opens a new season with two exhibits examining environmental pollution across America. Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier's Flint is Family explores the lead contamination water crisis in Flint, Michigan. And, closer to home, The American Dream Denied organized by Tulane's environmental studies students, examines the issues facing New Orleans residents of Gordon Plaza seeking relocation from homes built atop a toxic waste dump. Exhibit curator Laura Blereau and Newcomb Art Museum communications director Miriam Taylor stop by for a chat.

Then, Silence! The Musical makes its local premiere. The unauthorized parody of the award-winning psychological horror film, The Silence of the Lambs is presented by The Storyville Collective with Doctuh Mistuh productions. We talk with director Michael McKelvey.

And, Musaica Chamber Ensemble celebrates its 14th season with a series of concerts exploring  the architecture of music. Musaica violist and president Bruce Owen joins us in our studio.

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