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Fall 2017 Announcements

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Curator and critic Sylvie Fortin will be in residence at PARSE November 6 – December 15, 2017. During her residency in New Orleans, Fortin will continue her current curatorial research project into the contemporary currency of hospitality. The project seeks to open up a space to think through some crucial artistic, social, and political questions that have so far been foreclosed by both aesthetic theory and the narratives developed to understand and discuss political events. She will speak on the subject at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge on November 8th at 5pm. Fortin also plans to meet with many local artists, writers, and thinkers during her stay in the city.


Artist Casey Ruble spent her summer at PARSE doing research, conducting interviews, and learning about an incredible woman named Eulalie Mandeville. Ruble’s forthcoming experimental documentary, Eulalie, is a meditation on family, race, and a young nation’s struggle to define itself. The film will look at the life of Eulalie Mandeville de Marigny, an Afro-Creole woman, who was born in the 1770s to an enslaved mother and the largest white Creole landowner in Louisiana and who went on to become a successful entrepreneur and one of the wealthiest black women in New Orleans. She once owned the property where PARSE is located.


PARSE is no longer hosting free figure drawing sessions, but we’ve provided a list of drawings sessions throughout New Orleans on our website. If you organize or are aware of other drawings groups in the city and would like to be added to PARSE's list, please contact us at


Charlotte Giroux is PARSE’s new Administrative and Research Assistant! She is a student and an aspiring curator. She is originally from New York and has interned with Pace Prints in New York City. In New Orleans, Charlotte has interned with the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University as a Collections and Research Intern. She has also interned with Gallery B. Fos and worked as a studio assistant for Craig Tracy. Giroux anticipates graduating from Tulane University in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Communication and minors in Management and Real Estate Development.

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