Search Results matching "Wood, metal and polychrome paint"

The Elegant Image


Watch as Dr. Bhansali explains his passion for collection and highlights his numerous rare and noteworthy bronzes. Few private or public collections anywhere can claim so many metal figures of this period and with such variety. Bronzes from this period… read more

Frontlet Headdress


Cloth cap with a wood disk front highly carved with a bird motif. It has an enlarged beak colored bright blue and red. There is shell inlay around perimeter,and small feet protrude. Ermine pelts are attached around perimeter with a… read more

Radar Astronomy


A wooden box with glass window contains a chrome, rounded bar, which is attached horizantally at either end. It bears two metal rings. A wine glass holding a glass marble ist below, and a wooden ball is poised above, on… read more

Windmill with Man Riding Flying Elephants


A cut-aluminum construction with a wind-activated double propeller device at the front. As the propellers turn, they activate the wings of the elephant placed at the rear of the piece. A figure can be seen atop the elephant, with its… read more



This Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of compassion, is one of the few extant wooden Buddhist sculptures from its time. Evidnetly the victim of fire in the 1930s, the statue has been considerably restoredm and much of the surving polychrome and gilding… read more

Bather or Nymph Entering Her Bath


Soft-paste porcelain: unglazed biscuit figure and on a separate soft-paste porcelain and polychrome glazed base (one reserve with a trophy and three with flower garlands with blue ground and parcel gilt) read more

Yucca Kachina


Kachina is wearing a skirt, and its arms are bent at the elbow, with its hands clenched in front. It had a cylindrical head with a projecting domed mouth with teeth and conical extended ears with red fiber attachments. Its… read more

Oceanic Art


The New Orleans Museum of Art’s collection of tribal arts from Oceania focuses on art works from Polynesia, Melanesia and Indonesia. Polynesia The connection features an 18th Century temple figure collected by Captain James Cook on his third voyage to… read more



Modern and contemporary Louisiana artists continued the area’s rich and diverse arts tradition. John McCrady, who came to be aligned with the Regionalist art movement during his early career, returned to his Louisiana roots and found the subject of African-American… read more

Italian Collection


The Italian Collection NOMA’s Italian painting collection from the early Renaissance through the 18th Century is particularly distinguished. A group of panel paintings in tempera with gilded backgrounds, some as early as the 1300s, includes Bartolomeo Vivarini’s altarpiece of the… read more



MASS PRODUCED as been extended! This exhibition aims to examine the impact of industrial techniques on mass-produced objects for the home. The nineteenth century saw an explosion in the quantity and types of merchandise available for purchase, largely due to… read more



Ewer of a waisted form, with a flared rim with two heavy applied threads below the rim. It has a loop handle with a pointed lower terminal and a lower pad connection to body. It has a trumpet foot with… read more



Organized by the Walker Art Center, Lifelike invites a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations, which are startlingly realistic, often playful, and sometimes surreal. This international group exhibition features artists variously using scale, unusual materials, and… read more

Self-Taught Artists from NOMA's Permanent Collection


This exhibition features the work of eleven nationally recognized self-taught southern American artists born from the turn of the twentieth century to the World War II era. These artists, with minimal formal education and no art education, often began making… read more

Latin America


pre-Columbian America “pre-Columbian” refers to the many cultures that existed in the Americas from Mexico to Peru before the Spanish conquest in 1521. Highlighting the cultures of West Mexico, the Maya region, and Central America, the Museum’s collection introduces the… read more

Wayne Gonzales: Light to Dark / Dark to Light


Wayne Gonzales: Light to Dark / Dark to Light is the artist’s first solo museum show in the United States. This exhibition of paintings by nationally recognized Louisiana artist Wayne Gonzales spans from early portraits to never before seen work.… read more

What is a Photograph?


What is a photograph? How do we define its history? This exhibition, compiled mostly from NOMA’s permanent collection, examines many forms of photography from the 1840s to the present, in order to explore these questions. Over the past 190 years,… read more

Modern & Contemporary American Art


NOMA’s collection of American Modern and Contemporary art ranges from the Impressionism of Mary Cassatt to the modernism of Georgia O’Keeffe, from the Abstract Expressionism of Jackson Pollock to the dynamic and varied work of contemporary artists. Also noteworthy is… read more

Options & Amenities


Venue Options & Amenities All venues include free parking, security detail, handicap access, a facility manager for the duration of the event, and three hours set-up time. NOMA does not provide food, beverages, tables, chairs, or other equipment. A suggested… read more

Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College


In 1938 Atlanta-based artist Hale Woodruff was commissioned to paint a series of murals for Talladega College, Alabama, one of the first colleges established for blacks in the United States. Installed in the institution’s newly constructed Savery Library, the six… read more

African Art


The NOMA collection of tribal arts from sub-Saharan Africa is considered one of the most important half-dozen collections of its type in American art museums. NOMA’s commitment to collecting African art is half a century old, dating back to 1953.… read more

Meetings, Corporate, & Social


Event Venues for Meetings, Corporate, and Social Entertaining Woldenberg Board Room Located on the second floor with expansive park views, the room showcases 4 impressive inlaid wood tables that seat 12 guests per table. For a social setting, the room… read more

Nell Nolan: Opening doors

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By Nell Nolan | The New Orleans Advocate This article originally appeared here "Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898," is a current come-on at the New Orleans Museum of Art, where formerly "closed doors" (related to these homes) have… read more