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June 2021

An (imaginary) inventory of (palimpsest) plants, gardens and other related objects in French colonial New Orleans

June 24 - June 26
Algiers Point

An (imaginary) inventory of (palimpsest) plants, gardens and other related objects in French colonial New Orleans is a participatory performance that takes the form of a small, printed inventory. The public is invited to use the inventory as a guide for creating personal responses to everyday, unnoticed remnants of French colonial history. Participants begin by collecting the inventory in Algiers Point along the levee, and then use it as a guide for crossing the Mississippi River on the Algiers ferry…

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Sense of Place & Loss: Artists, Land Loss & Climate Change

June 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Louisiana Folklife Program

Managing Director Ama Rogan will join upcoming Special Collaborations Resident Brandon Ballengée and Sam Oliver, Director of Acadiana Center for the Arts, for a conversation about artists, land loss, and climate change moderated by Adaptations Resident Jeffery Darensbourg on June 22 at 3pm. Hosted by the Louisiana Folklife Program, the group will discuss the role of artists and arts organizations in addressing our state's pressing environmental challenges. DETAILS AND REGISTRATION HERE

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Artists of the Big River Continuum: Bloom Like a Wildflower in a Hurricane and Flow Like a River

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weisman Art Museum

Join our partners at Weisman Art Museum for a special online event with Big River Continuum artists Monique Verdin and Karen Goulet on Thursday, June 3, at 7:00 p.m. Monique and Karen will be joined by Curator Rebecca Dallinger to discuss The Big River Continuum, an artist exchange residency hosted by us and our colleagues at the University of Minnesota's Itasca Biological Station. This collaborative project cultivates creative exchanges, connecting communities of the Mississippi River from the headwaters to the delta. MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION HERE

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May 2021

Deadline for Relief Residency Applications

May 5

Relief Residencies provide one-to-two week funded residencies for local, BIPOC artists and culture bearers who have not participated in an artist residency before. The mission of A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane University’s ByWater Institute, is to foster creative responses to the challenges of our time by providing retreat to artists, scholars, and the public in our protected forest on the Mississippi River. There have been no more acute challenges in recent memory than those presented by…

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Support A Studio in the Woods on GiveNOLA Day!

May 4

This GiveNOLA Day, we are celebrating a very special milestone – 20 years of supporting artists. Over the past two decades, we have been building a network of artists working to imagine unique and better solutions to combat the effects of the climate crisis in our community. These are the voices and ideas that carry us forward and keep our hope alive through extraordinary change. A 20th anniversary gift to A Studio in the Woods this GiveNOLA will help support…

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April 2021

Uncommon Exchanges: Indigo

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Newcomb Art Museum in partnership with A Studio in the Woods, The ByWater Institute at Tulane University, and New Orleans Center for the Gulf South presents Uncommon Exchanges: Indigo, a unique dialogue between unlikely pairings of Tulane and Gulf South experts. Rising Resident LaChaun Moore and anthropologist Dr. Sabia McCoy-Torres will use the museum’s current exhibition, Transcommunality by Laura Anderson Barbata, as a catalyst for conversation to remedy missing narratives and provide paths forward –through creative means –…

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Deadline for Tulane Scholarly Retreat Applications

April 15

The ByWater Institute and A Studio in the Woods seek to enhance and support the scholarship, creativity and cross-disciplinary activity of Tulane faculty and trainees by awarding one-week residencies during Academic Year F2021-S2022. These residencies will provide a retreat for faculty and trainees across disciplines to work on a discrete project or scholarly pursuit that can be new or complementary to ongoing work. Applications can be made independently, though collaborative cross-discipline team applications are also eligible. This opportunity may be…

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Syndemic: Racism, Environment, and COVID-19

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Please join us for a conversation about health disparities and COVID-19 between Dr. Sacoby Wilson, Associate Professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park, and Dr. Thomas LaVeist, Dean of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. This event in the ByWater Institute speaker series, Future Cities//Future Coasts, will explore how health disparities are deeply intertwined with issues of environmental…

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Virtual Opening of “Syndemic: COVID-19 and Health Disparities” Exhibition

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Starting in January 2021 and for the entire Spring 2021 semester, Dr. Sacoby Wilson, (Associate Professor, Applied Environmental Health and the UMD Prevention Research Center at the University of Maryland, College Park) has been working remotely with Dillard faculty members John Barnes (Associate Professor of Visual Arts) and Keith Morris (Associate Professor of Film), and four Dillard independent study students to create film and art works about COVID-19 and health disparities in our region. Inspiring Health Justice: A…

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March 2021

Reckoning with the History of Whiteness in New Orleans: A conversation with author Edward Ball and historian Dr. Laura Rosanne Adderley

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

REGISTER HERE The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and A Studio in the Woods present a virtual discussion with National Book Award winner and 2016-18 Gulf South Writer in the Woods Edward Ball and Tulane historian Dr. Laura Rosanne Adderley about Ball’s book, Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy, which addresses painful truths of America’s racist past and present, engages with the vibrant national discussion of anti-racism, and serves as an anti-racist history of…

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