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Be among the first to stroll the grounds of this addition to NOMA, free and open seven days a week and replete with 26 new sculptures.

Explore the the expanded Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Be among the first to stroll the grounds of this addition to NOMA, free and open seven days a week and replete with 26 new sculptures.

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Gather in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden for an imagined sequel to William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The NOLA Project presents The Henchman: A Shakespeare Story

Gather in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden for an imagined sequel to William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Through June 2, NOMA hosts a retrospective of Louisiana-born conceptual artist Keith Sonnier, including many of his works in neon.

Keith Sonnier: Until Today

Through June 2, NOMA hosts a retrospective of Louisiana-born conceptual artist Keith Sonnier, including many of his works in neon.

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Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French artists navigated political shifts with bold expression in the Age of Revolutions.

Paper Revolutions: French Drawings from the New Orleans Museum of Art

Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French artists navigated political shifts with bold expression in the Age of Revolutions.

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Photographer Timothy Duffy adds new vitality to the antiquated tintype with portraits of American roots musicians.

Timothy Duffy: Blue Muse

Photographer Timothy Duffy adds new vitality to the antiquated tintype with portraits of American roots musicians.

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Exhibition explores 19th-century Western interpretations of Middle Eastern, North African, and East Asian cultures.

Orientalism: Taking and Making

Exhibition explores 19th-century Western interpretations of Middle Eastern, North African, and East Asian cultures.

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Q&A: A.J. Allegra discusses The NOLA Project’s neo-Shakespearean play staged in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden

For fifteen nights, on select dates from May 8–31, The NOLA Project will stage The Henchman in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The production marks the eighth collaboration between NOMA and this innovative theater company and centers upon a lesser-known character from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the “changeling boy,” portrayed by a Lusher High School student. Read More

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Keith Sonnier: Until Today

on view through June 2nd, 2019

NOMA hosts the first comprehensive museum survey for Keith Sonnier, a pioneering figure in conceptual, post-minimal, video and performance art of the late 1960s. Born in Grand Mamou, Louisiana, in 1941, Sonnier was one of the first artists to incorporate light into sculpture: an innovation that forms the foundation of his subsequent work. Read More

Bondye: Between and Beyond

on view through October 13th, 2019

Louisiana-born artist Tina Girouard created twelve sequined prayer flags inspired by the religious rituals of Vodou in a cultural exchange with Haitian artists in Port-au-Prince. Read More


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  • 21Tuesday

    Museum Highlights Tour

    1pm - 2pm
    NOMA docents guide visitors on hour-long tours of either the permanent collection or special exhibitions. Tours are free with NOMA admission. Meet in the Great Hall to join in. Read More
  • 22Wednesday

    Gallery Talk: You Are Here with Curatorial Fellow Brian Piper

    12pm - 1pm
    Gallery talks are casual conversations between artists, curators, and other special guests with NOMA visitors frequently scheduled throughout the year. Louisiana residents receive free admission to NOMA on Wednesdays courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Join Curatorial Fellow Brian Piper for a discussion about the exhibition You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place. Read More
  • 22Wednesday

    The NOLA Project presents The Henchman: A Shakespeare Story

    7pm - 9pm
    The NOLA Project theater company returns to the Besthoff Sculpture Garden with The Henchman: A Shakespeare Story, an imagined sequel by playwright Michael Aaron Santos to A Midsummer Night's Dream. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the gate. Read More

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