New Orleans art openings, June 23-30, 2016 _lowres

Photo provided by NOMA, courtesy of Vitra Design Museum -- 'The Essence of Things: Design and the Art of Reduction' opens Friday at the New Orleans Museum of Art, with a lecture at 6:30 p.m. by Reiner Packeiser of the Vitra Design Museum in Germany followed by a gallery talk by Mel Buchanan of NOMA. Shown are DSS Stacking Chairs and a DAX Arrmchair by Charles and Ray Eames, 1954. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.

  • GALLERY 600 JULIA: 6 p.m. Saturday, July 2. Opening for “Finite and Infinite” paintings by Carol Scott. 600 Julia St., New Orleans. (504) 895-7375. gallery600julia.com.
  • LEMIEUX GALLERIES: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 2. Encore reception and anniversary party for “Luminescence” by Deebra Ludwig and “Memento Wild” by Marcy Lally. 332 Julia St., New Orleans (504) 522-5988. lemieuxgalleries.com.
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 5 p.m. Friday. Opening for “The Essence of Things — Design and the Art of Reduction: An Exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum.” Reiner Packeiser, of Vitra will lecture, followed by a gallery talk by Mel Buchanan of NOMA. 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • RADD RIVERTOWN ART AFTER DARK: 6 p.m. Saturday. Opening for Rivertown Arts Council courtyard exhibition space. 409 Williams Blvd., Kenner. (504) 214-1176.
  • STUDIO ARABI: 5 p.m. Saturday. Opening for studios and gallery spaces. 6707 St. Claude Ave., Arabi. (504) 945-1878.