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Artist talk concludes LA West Bank exhibit at McKenna Museum

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The George and Leah McKenna Museum of African-American Art of New Orleans will be hosting an artist talk on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 21, in connection with the conclusion of a photo exhibit, “Becoming Home,” that focuses on African-American residents of Louisiana’s plantation country.

The series of photos by Marianna Sheppard and Nakeya Brown examines, more specifically, the lives of black people on the Mississippi River’s West Bank. According to the museum, the exhibit’s 30 photos show how residents have built, cultivated and maintained their region’s grandeur.

The exhibit opened in early December 2011 and concludes Saturday.

The artist talk will begin at 6 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The museum is located at 2003 Carondelet Street in New Orleans.