Richard Misrach at the New Orleans Museum of Art

Did you know? Richard Misrach is a biiiiiig deal. Oh, by the way: I just followed a marching band through Mpls late at night. They were wearing glow bracelets and had stiltwalkers with them. Good times.

Anyway, Richard Misrach, a contemporary master photographed the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, especially the graffiti. It’s the FIFTH anniversary of Katrina after all, and things are still a mess.

After a book of the same name, Destroy This Memory is an exhibition that Misrach donated to five museums: Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Any artist royalties from this project are being donated to the Make It Right Foundation to rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward.


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