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New Orleans, LA 70119 USA

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February Gallery

Opening February 1: "Live On Stage: A Visual History of Black Circus and Sideshow Performers"

Did you know?

Material Life is the only retailer of its kind specializing in vintage items by Black designers.

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February Fund Micro Grants

for Nola creatives

Launching soon

Nichelle Nichols by Jeff Barker, Minneapolis

Yes, that Nichelle Nichols!

February Gallery

Our first exhibition in 2017 featured vintage photographs of Black burlesque performers and pinups (like a young Nichelle Nichols over there!)

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13 Days Left to Apply!

13 Days Left to Apply!

What is this competition? Since 1985 Absolut has collaborated with hundreds of the world's most daring and famous artists. Now we're on a global mission to uncover the next Haring,...

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Cover art by Georgia Smith

Submit to Rigorous: January 11 deadline

Submissions for Vol.3 Issue 1 are now extended until Jan. 11th. We look forward to seeing your work at   Rigorous is an online journal highlighting the works of authors, artists,...

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Welcome Renee Royale!

Welcome Renee Royale!

I am so excited to announce the addition of Renee Royale as our Social Media Director and Curator of February Gallery! She joined us just before the holidays, having recently heeded...

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Yeah, that's not the Fall 2018 cover (it's the Summer issue), but love these ladies!

Thanks, Armina, for the shoutout in Domino!

I can't believe I never got around to posting this, well, during the actual fall, but one of our favorites at Material Life, artist Armina Mussa, was profiled in the fall...

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