Pres Hall's Ben Jaffe to discuss Lee Friedlander and jazz at NOMA_lowres

Lee Friedlander's "Sister Gertrude Morgan, Allan, Benjy, and Sandra Jaffe, 1971," courtesy of the artist and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

In portraits surrounding the New Orleans Museum of Art's Great Hall lobby, jazz artists and other musicians are captured by the vivd framing of photographer Lee Friedlander, whose work is presented in the museum's Lee Friedlander: American Musicians through June 17 and Lee Friedlander in Louisiana through Aug. 12.

As they come to a close, Preservation Hall's Ben Jaffe will discuss the jazz artists on Friedlander's prints, as well as the founding of the venerable jazz hall and its alums, with Russell Lord, NOMA’s Freeman Family Curator of Photographs, Prints, and Drawings.

In his review of the exhibitions, Gambit's D. Eric Bookhardt wrote that "Friedlander's deeply psychological sensibilities and contrapuntal buoyancy are eloquently on view. As Preservation Hall Creative Director Ben Jaffe once described his approach: 'You have to understand the rhythm of life to document life.'"

The discussion is 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 10 inside NOMA's Stern Auditorium. It's free with museum admission.