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Photographer Tina Freeman pairs images of Louisiana wetland and Arctic glacial landscapes in an exhibition that addresses sea-level rise and climate change.

Tina Freeman: Lamentations

Photographer Tina Freeman pairs images of Louisiana wetland and Arctic glacial landscapes in an exhibition that addresses sea-level rise and climate change.

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Planned by teens, for teens, Teen Nights at NOMA are free and open to high school students.

Teens invited to join a Friday Nights takeover

Planned by teens, for teens, Teen Nights at NOMA are free and open to high school students.

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

NOMA becomes a floral wonderland over four days in March

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

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Sign up for one or all of six weeklong summer camps that explore the galleries and the sculpture garden.

2020 Summer Camp enrollment now open

Sign up for one or all of six weeklong summer camps that explore the galleries and the sculpture garden.

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Stay up to date as the auditorium complex undergoes a major renovation, allowing for more versatile programming and entertainment options.

NOMA's auditorium to become a state-of-the-art, multipurpose facility

Stay up to date as the auditorium complex undergoes a major renovation, allowing for more versatile programming and entertainment options.

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A series of fifteen abstract paintings by African American artist Torkwase Dyson examine the legacy of plantation economies.

Torkwase Dyson: Black Compositional Thought

A series of fifteen abstract paintings by African American artist Torkwase Dyson examine the legacy of plantation economies.

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Stroll among more than 90 works of outdoor art. Free and open to the public 7 days a week!

Explore the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Stroll among more than 90 works of outdoor art. Free and open to the public 7 days a week!

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Object Lesson: Soundsuits by Nick Cave

Equal parts sculpture and costume, the wearable Soundsuits of artist Nick Cave appear to defy convention and physics. Two of these wildly imaginative works are on view in the pavilion of NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden. New Orleans’ own Mardi Gras Indians are among the artist’s inspirations, which are rooted in both whimsy and vulnerability. Read More

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The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

on view through March 15th, 2020

Born of resourcefulness and enlivened by improvisation, quilts made by African American women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, are recognized as masterful works of textile art. Read More

An Ideal Unity: The Bauhaus & Beyond

on view through March 15th, 2020

This selection of works from NOMA’s permanent collection will celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Bauhaus, the world-renowned school in Weimar-era Germany that endeavored to unify art, architecture, craft, and design. Including diverse media by Bauhaus teachers and students, this exhibition will show the breadth of the Bauhaus’ influence and its role as one of the most pivotal movements in modern design. Read More

Torkwase Dyson: Black Compositional Thought | 15 Paintings for the Plantationocene

on view through April 19th, 2020

Produced for the New Orleans Museum of Art, this new series of fifteen paintings by Torkwase Dyson are inspired by the design systems of architecture, water infrastructure, the oil and gas industry, and the physical impact of global warming. The exhibition also examines the legacy of plantation economies and their relationship to the environmental and infrastructural issues of our current age, which many characterize as the “plantationocene.” Read More


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    Gallery Talk: Allison Young on Torkwase Dyson: Black Compositional Thought | 15 Paintings for the Plantationocene

    12pm - 12pm
    Gallery talks are casual conversations between artists, curators, and other special guests with NOMA visitors frequently scheduled throughout the year. Allison Young, assistant professor of contemporary art history at Louisiana State University, will discuss the exhibition Torkwase Dyson: Black Compositional Thought | 15 Paintings for the PlantationoceneRead More
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    Teen Night: VIBRANT DIMENSIONS

    6pm - 9pm
    NOMA's Teen Squad presents Teen Night: VIBRANT DIMENSIONS, a Friday night takeover inspired by the work of artists Alia Alia and Odili Donald Odita. Wear your boldest and brightest and enjoy FREE food, screen-printed T-shirts, art activities, youth performances, music by DJ Legatron Prime and more! Planned by teens, for teens, Teen Nights at NOMA are free and open to high school students. Admission to NOMA is always free for visitors age 19 and under. Read More
  • 07Saturday

    Studio KIDS!

    10am - 12pm
    Studio KIDS! presents a dynamic series of children’s art classes exploring our southern Louisianan environments and homes: both real and imagined. Each week, participants will engage with different sources of inspiration in NOMA’s galleries or the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, starting with explorations of the landscape and its creatures, then shifting focus indoors to explore exquisite constructions in the interior. Advance registration required. Read More