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Louise Bourgeois

9 September 2022—1 January 2023
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA

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Louise Bourgeois: Paintings is the first comprehensive exhibition of paintings produced by the iconic French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) between her arrival in New York in 1938 and her turn to sculpture in the late 1940s. While Bourgeois is best known today as a sculptor, it is in this early body of work—created in the decade spanning World War II—that her artistic voice emerged, establishing a core group of visual motifs that she would continue to explore and develop over the course of her celebrated, decades-long career. Informed by new archival research, the exhibition sheds light on a little-known chapter in the artist’s practice.

Louise Bourgeois: Paintings is organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. NOMA is the exhibition’s second and final venue.