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 Nineteenth-century artists drawn to Louisiana's swamps, bayous, and riverways redefined the genre of landscape painting.

Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana

Nineteenth-century artists drawn to Louisiana's swamps, bayous, and riverways redefined the genre of landscape painting.

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Saturday, November 23rd, 10 am to 2 pm:  Visitors of all ages are invited to join the fun for a FREE festival.

Bond with nature, art, and family in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Saturday, November 23rd, 10 am to 2 pm: Visitors of all ages are invited to join the fun for a FREE festival.

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

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Spanning eleven acres, the garden contains more than ninety works of art. Free and open seven days a week.

Explore the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Spanning eleven acres, the garden contains more than ninety works of art. Free and open seven days a week.

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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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Donate to the NOMA cause of your choice

NOMA thanks all who attended the 2019 Odyssey Ball, a night of fun and fundraising that supports the museum’s exhibitions, conservation work, and community-engagement programming. Opportunities remain to donate to your cause of choice. Read More

Exhibition HighlightsSee All

Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana

on view through January 26th, 2020

Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana is the first major exhibition featuring Louisiana landscape painting in more than forty years. Inventing Acadia reveals Louisiana’s role in creating—and exporting—a new vision for American landscape painting in the nineteenth century that was vastly different from that found in the rest of the United States. Read More

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

on view through March 8th, 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


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    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
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    Besthoff Sculpture Garden Tour

    12pm - 1pm
    Join NOMA’s docents for a free guided tour of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays, weather dependent, at noon. Represented sculptors include Pierre Auguste Renoir, Rene Magritte, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, George Rodrigue, and Robert Indiana, among others. Read More
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    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