Material Institute is a nonprofit arts center in New Orleans’ 9th Ward that expands access to resources for primarily Black New Orleans artists.

We are a learning environment where experimentation and collaborative spirit collide to foster community and cultivate freedom of expression in the fields of music, fashion, and gardening.

Our community is made up of artists, farmers, cultivators, and culture bearers.

Material Institute

Image Credits (L–R):
1. Designer: Daquine Hebert. Model: Angel Walker. Photo: Duval Timothy
2. 2021 Resident Artist, T3rrall. Photo: Lucia Honey
3. Basil Harvest. Photo: Lauren Joan “Shivers” Barron
4. Beautiful Bipolar Event. Photo: Lucia Honey

Museum of Old and New Art

Our programming is made possible by the generous sponsorship of MONA.