April 19, 2013


The film screening originally scheduled for tonight has been postponed to TUESDAY, APRIL 23. If you’ve already purchased tickets, your tickets will be honored at Tuesday’s screening. If you’ve purchased tickets but are unable to attend, you will receive instructions on how to get a refund.

Join the New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Film Society as we present the spring series of Movies in the Garden in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden! All programming for the evening is free with admission to the event. To celebrate the exhibition Inventing the Modern World, we’re screening Meet Me in St. Louis.

Come before the movie starts for live music and art activities!

  • 5-7 p.m.: Music by Paul Soniat
  • 5-7 p.m.: Art Activity
  • 7:30 p.m.: Film screening: Meet Me in St. Louis

Food Vendors: Crepes a la Cart, La Cocinita, Green To Go NOLA, Ye Olde Kettle Cooker

Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for NOMA/NOFS Members (Members are allotted 4 tickets at the discounted rate) & children, 7 to 17. Guests who purchase admission to the museum will also have access to the Sculpture Garden and activities. Children 6 and under are free.

  • No refunds or exchanges.
  • Due to the sculptures and the architecture, no outside food or beverages will be permitted. Multiple food vendors will be available for refreshments.
  • No bug candles with an open flame allowed.
  • No pets allowed.
  • Please bring a blanket or folding chair for seating. And an extra blanket in case it gets chilly!
  • When available, films will be subtitled for the hearing impaired.

NOMA members can call (504) 658-4130 to obtain a new card, retrieve their member #, or renew their membership.

Advanced admission can be purchased here through Eventbrite starting on February 15, 2013.

Rain Date Info: The scheduled rain date for the screenings will be the following Tuesday evening, April 23. If weather becomes a factor, guests who purchased tickets through Eventbrite will receive an email on the afternoon on the original film date. Other notifications will be on NOMA’s web site, Facebook, and Twitter. Guests can receive a refund if they cannot attend the rain date. All refund requests must be received by no later than 5 days after the original date by 5 p.m. After that date, tickets will be honored at the Admissions Desk for museum entry.

About Paul Soniat
A self-taught musician, Paul was born on Soniat Street in New Orleans and he began performing in 2004. In 2005 he produced his first CD, the highly successful Born in New Orleans—a tribute to his birthplace. Paul’s songs convey the special insights into New Orleans known only to a native New Orleanian. Shortly after Katrina, Paul produced his second CD Below the Water Line, an emotional collection of songs dealing with the upheaval of everyday life in a city devastated by the worst hurricane in its history. In addition to serious, emotional songs relating to Katrina, Below the Water Line also contains humorous, thought-provoking songs such as “Plastic Surgery” and “Mr. Money Talks”. Paul’s third CD Suddenly showcases his growth as a musician and songwriter. It delivers a more sophisticated, complex production and features his songs amplified and performed by some of New Orleans’ top musicians. Suddenly is a presentation of many different musical styles such as Country, Caribbean and Cajun, and it demonstrates Paul’s versatility as a musician and songwriter. This year marks Paul’s 30th as Director of the New Orleans Botanical Garden. During his three decades as its director, Paul has taken the garden from an obscure, forgotten spot in City Park to one of significant prominence. Development of the New Orleans Botanical Garden has had, and continues to have, a tremendous impact upon the ongoing, positive growth of New Orleans’ entire City Park area.

This event is related to the exhibition Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs.