Regina Scully, "Cosmographia," 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, Gift of Tim L. Fields, Esq., EL.2015.111
Beloved chef Leah Chase, of Dooky Chase's Restaurant, has extended her influence far beyond the kitchen as a civil rights activist and art collector. Through a dedicated fund created by NOMA and funded by members of the New Orleans community to honor Chase on her ninetieth birthday, NOMA has acquired a group of new works by emerging and underrepresented contemporary artists that honor Chase’s lifelong commitment to the art and culture of the South and her strong legacy of political activism and engagement. The exhibit, on display until October 1, highlights dedicated new acquisitions by McArthur Binion, Leonardo Drew, and Mildred Thompson. noma.org.