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Join us on Friday, September 28, for a night to celebrate artists, food, and libations in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

LOVE in the Garden presented by Hancock Whitney

Join us on Friday, September 28, for a night to celebrate artists, food, and libations in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

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In celebration of the New Orleans Tricentennial, NOMA reunites masterworks from the Palais-Royal of the city's namesake, Phillippe II, the Duke of Orleans. OPENS OCTOBER 26th.

The Orléans Collection

In celebration of the New Orleans Tricentennial, NOMA reunites masterworks from the Palais-Royal of the city's namesake, Phillippe II, the Duke of Orleans. OPENS OCTOBER 26th.

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Artist Lina Iris Viktor examines America's role in the founding of Liberia. The commissioned exhibition opens October 5th.

Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred.

Artist Lina Iris Viktor examines America's role in the founding of Liberia. The commissioned exhibition opens October 5th.

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NOMA celebrates a century of photography, from a groundbreaking 1918 exhibition to a recent promised gift of more than 1,300 images.

Past Present Future

NOMA celebrates a century of photography, from a groundbreaking 1918 exhibition to a recent promised gift of more than 1,300 images.

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The works of Zen masters from the Edo Period are on view in the Japanese Art Gallery through January 20, 2019.

Teaching Beyond Doctrine: Painting and Calligraphy by Zen Masters

The works of Zen masters from the Edo Period are on view in the Japanese Art Gallery through January 20, 2019.

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Free and open to the public 7 days a week! Follow our progress as the museum builds an addition to this beloved outdoor art space.

NOMA will double the size of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden in 2018

Free and open to the public 7 days a week! Follow our progress as the museum builds an addition to this beloved outdoor art space.

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LOVE in the Garden presented by Hancock Whitney returns on September 28

For the fourteenth year, the New Orleans Museum of Art will celebrate LOVE in the Garden presented by Hancock Whitney. Purchase tickets now and join 1,500 guests for a night of sampling cuisine from over sixty of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, and craft cocktails from New Orleans’ top bartenders as they vie for first place in the fifth annual LOVE Cocktail Challenge. Read More

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Orientalism: Taking and Making

on view through December 31st, 2018

Drawn from NOMA’s permanent collection, this installation addresses shades of oppression, racism, and superficial cultural understanding layered in 19th-century Orientalist paintings, photographs, and decorative arts. Read More

Teaching Beyond Doctrine: Painting and Calligraphy by Zen Masters

on view through January 20th, 2019

Painting and calligraphy by Zen monks has a long history in Japan. Introduced from China in the twefth century, Zen (meaning “meditation”) has its origins in the teachings of the Buddha, the sixth-century BCE Indian prince who taught that it was possible to be freed from suffering and the cycles of rebirth. Read More


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  • 25Tuesday

    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
  • 26Wednesday

    Noontime Talk: Decorative Arts with Curator Mel Buchanan

    12pm - 1pm
    Noontime 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 Curator Mel Buchanan as she leads visitors through the newly installed decorative arts displays in NOMA’s Lupin Gallery. Read More
  • 26Wednesday

    Small Talk: Teaching Beyond Doctrine: Calligraphy and Painting by Zen Masters with Curator Lisa Rotondo-McCord

    3pm - 3pm
    Small Talks are ten-to-fifteen-minute gallery talks focused on one object or a small group of objects. These brief informal sessions enrich the visitor experience and allow visitors to learn more about works of art in NOMA’s permanent holdings as well as those on view in temporary exhibitions. Join Curator Lisa Rotondo-McCord as she leads visitors... Read More

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