Cultural Transformation
Values & Goals
Prospect New Orleans

The Wagner Foundation supports Prospect New Orleans and, most recently, the P.4 Exhibition titled “The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp” which ran from November 18, 2017-February 25, 2018.

Prospect New Orleans is a citywide contemporary art triennial. Emphasizing collaborative partnerships and site-specificity, Prospect presents artwork by local, national, and international artists in both traditional and highly unexpected environments. The experience of Prospect invites residents and visitors to celebrate art and artists as intrinsic to the local landscape and to engage New Orleans as they never have before.

The idea to mount a large-scale international art biennial in New Orleans came to Dan Cameron, an internationally-recognized contemporary art curator, during his first post-Katrina visit to New Orleans. Since then, Prospect has played an important part in the recovery and rediscovery of New Orleans. The Wagner Foundation believes art is important to vital communities; investing in culture and cultural access is about supporting people, their voices, expressions, and dreams.

Prospect New Orleans is a citywide contemporary art triennial. Emphasizing collaborative partnerships and site-specificity, Prospect presents artwork by local, national, and international artists in both traditional and highly unexpected environments.