Dear NOMA Friend,
A museum relies on support from its patrons, and the New Orleans Museum of Art is grateful for your ongoing commitment. As a member, you have already seen how our stimulating programs have transformed NOMA into a center for cultural engagement. With your support, we have held many exciting activities this year. We invite you now to support our Year End annual fund campaign, and help us continue to bring the best exhibitions and programs to New Orleans.
Why donate? Your charitable gift supports awe-inspiring exhibitions, informative lectures and more. It allows NOMA to host classes, and enables us to work with local schools, reaching those who might not otherwise experience art firsthand. This year, gifts like yours resulted in the groundbreaking exhibitions Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial and Lifelike.
Your gifts helped support our Friday evening Where Y’Art?! programs, which feature guided tours, film screenings, plays, music, and art-making. Donations to the annual fund have also built the foundation to grow and care for our permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. In short, your support sustains the museum’s vitality.
This year, over 3,800 visitors attended our film screenings in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, and over 2,600 enjoyed theater performances. Next year we will deliver even more enriching experiences for the whole family. The upcoming year offers an expanse of opportunities for exhibitions and outreach, but we need your contributions to help realize those goals.
Your Year End Gift of:
$150 provides round-trip transportation for 40 schoolchildren
$250 provides art-making materials for 25 students
$500 funds need-based scholarships for 5 summer campers
$1,000 frames a work of art in the museum’s collection
$3,000 sponsors an exhibition-related public program
$5,000 underwrites cell phone tours for visitors
Will you help us with an end of the year contribution? Any amount you donate will help make a difference! Contributions are 100% tax-deductible, and no donation is too small.
You can give in the following ways:
1. Call NOMA’s development department at 504.658.4130 and make a donation by phone.
2. Make a secure online payment to the right.
Your Year End Gift to NOMA’s annual fund will provide greater access to our outstanding collections, exhibitions and programs, in both physical and virtual spaces. With your assistance, NOMA will continue to be selected by readers of The Times-Picayune, Gambit Weekly and Where Y’At as the best museum in New Orleans. Remember, NOMA is your museum! It is your generosity that can ensure it will remain one of the city’s greatest treasures.
With my best regards,
Susan M. Taylor
The Montine McDaniel Freeman Director