Mending the Sky

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On View

Mending the Sky brings together installations and videos by eleven artists addressing the aftermath of calamity with visions of a more equitable future.

Livestream Concert

Singer-songwriter Helen Gillet will perform a livestream concert on this website starting at 6 pm on Sunday, January 31, as Mending the Sky comes to a close.

Agenda for Change

Keep up to date with our progress report as we become the institution we aspire to be.

On View

New Photography: Create, Collect, Compile features four photographers who present visual narratives about identity, community, and power.


Café NOMA by Ralph Brennan has reopened with a new look and a new menu for dine-in and takeout service.


Roberto Lugo’s commissioned “Stunting” Garniture Set features depictions of two legends of the New Orleans music scene: Louis Armstrong and Lil Wayne.

Object Lesson

Kintsugi is the Japanese practice of making pottery repairs evident as a means of finding beauty in imperfection and strength in healing.

On View

Dutch Master Cornelis de Heem’s Still Life with Fruit on a Ledge includes moralistic symbolism amid an arrangement of fruits, oysters, and a butterfly.

On View

Edgar Degas’s portrait of his sister-in-law is among the paintings the French Impressionist created during a visit with his New Orleans relatives in 1872.

On View

A recently acquired akwanshi stone monolith from the Cross River region of Nigeria forms the centerpiece of an exhibition about ancestral veneration.


Though on commercial assignment for Pommery Champagne, photographer Ilse Bing applied her avant-garde artistic style to an image of the celebratory beverage.

On View

Antoine Bourdelle’s sculpture of Hercules the Archer, sited in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, depicts the heroic figure in one of his “Twelve Labors” from Roman mythology.


Tune in to the latest performance in NOMA’s Musicians From Home concert series with Brazilian-born guitarist Geovane Paivo Santos.


A Corning “Lens” Bowl in the decorative arts galleries is an example of how industrial design influenced luxury art glass in the 1930s.

Art-Making Projects

Follow along, step-by-step, as we lead you through creative projects for all ages. 


Register for NOMA Reset: An Astrological Perspective, a virtual session on Friday, January 22, focusing on healing and collective empathy.

Stroll among more than 90 works of art in a scenic Louisiana landscape.

Visit the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Stroll among more than 90 works of art in a scenic Louisiana landscape.



Virtual Visit

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Helen Gillet presents the second in a series of three concerts inspired by the exhibition Mending the Sky.


Curators Mel Buchanan and Nic Aziz joined ceramicist, social activist, poet, and educator Roberto Lugo in a conversation about his commissioned work for NOMA and other career highlights.


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