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NOMA hosts a retrospective of works by Louisiana-born conceptual artist Keith Sonnier, on view through June 2.

Keith Sonnier: Until Today

NOMA hosts a retrospective of works by Louisiana-born conceptual artist Keith Sonnier, on view through June 2.

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Save the dates for a once-a-year spectacle that pairs floral creations with art in galleries throughout the museum.

NOMA welcomes florists and guest speakers from March 28-31

Save the dates for a once-a-year spectacle that pairs floral creations with art in galleries throughout the museum.

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Contemporary artists treat nature as a teacher to envision new ways of relating to the environment.

Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art

Contemporary artists treat nature as a teacher to envision new ways of relating to the environment.

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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 doubles size of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, opening May 15th

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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Louisiana artist Tina Girouard worked with Haitian bead artists to create a series of Vodou flags.

Bondye: Between and Beyond

Louisiana artist Tina Girouard worked with Haitian bead artists to create a series of Vodou flags.

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NOMA seeks creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated high school students to join the Teen Squad youth development program.

Join the NOMA Teen Squad

NOMA seeks creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated high school students to join the Teen Squad youth development program.

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Art in Bloom returns March 27–31, in partnership with IBERIABANK

With a focus on light, transformation and discovery, the theme of Art in Bloom 2019 at the New Orleans Museum of Art is Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond. This highly anticipated springtime event, which pairs imaginative floral designers with works of art, takes place March 27-31, in partnership with IBERIABANK. Read More

CT scans reveal mysterious figures in Malian terracotta

Recent research into a Malian terracotta architectural model by a Djenne artist, circled at the base with serpent figures and currently on view in NOMA’s François Billion Richardson Gallery of African Art, provides an example of how science can enhance a deeper analysis of a piece of sculpture. 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

Mildred Thompson: Against the Grain

on view through March 31st, 2019

Against the Grain marks the first solo museum presentation of the experimental wood works of the American artist Mildred Thompson (1936-2003) in more than thirty years. Made during the artist’s self-imposed exile in Europe, Thompson’s wood pictures are only recently being rediscovered and presented in the United States. Read More


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  • 24Sunday

    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
  • 25Monday

    Sculpture Garden Tour

    12pm - 1pm
    Join NOMA’s docents for a free guided tour of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden on Saturdays and Mondays, weather dependent, at noon. Represented sculptors include Pierre Auguste Renoir, Rene Magritte, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, and Robert Indiana, among others. Meet at the gates to the garden, which offers free admission year-round. Read More
  • 25Monday

    Tai Chi/Chi Kung

    6pm - 7pm
    NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Saturday morning and Monday evening. Read More

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