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Alexander McQueen, Iris van Herpen, and Gucci are among the designers represented in NOMA's first fashion exhibition, opening February 21st.

A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes

Alexander McQueen, Iris van Herpen, and Gucci are among the designers represented in NOMA's first fashion exhibition, opening February 21st.

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A showcase of contemporary Japanese ceramics from the Gitter-Yelen Collection remains on view through May 13th.

New Forms, New Voices

A showcase of contemporary Japanese ceramics from the Gitter-Yelen Collection remains on view through May 13th.

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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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A Swedish-born artist created fantastical costumes and float designs for Mardi Gras parades more than a century ago.

Bror Anders Wikstrom: Bringing Fantasy to Carnival

A Swedish-born artist created fantastical costumes and float designs for Mardi Gras parades more than a century ago.

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NOMA plays host to provocative works from an international array of artists for the citywide triennial through February 25th.

Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp

NOMA plays host to provocative works from an international array of artists for the citywide triennial through February 25th.

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Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp

on view through February 25th, 2018

The international triennial Prospect.4 (P.4) is a citywide exhibition at venues across metro New Orleans. P.4 takes the city’s distinctive character as a point of departure to investigate global concerns. Works by seven artists are on view at NOMA. Read More

New Forms, New Voices: Japanese Ceramics from the Gitter-Yelen Collection

on view through May 13th, 2018

Ceramics have been made in Japan for over 15,000 years. For the first time in over twenty years, NOMA presents an exhibition devoted to modern and contemporary ceramics. New Forms, New Voices: Japanese Ceramics from the Gitter-Yelen Collection showcases selected works by masters of the medium. Read More

Bror Anders Wikstrom: Bringing Fantasy to Carnival

on view through April 1st, 2018

Bror Anders Wikstrom arrived in New Orleans from Sweden by 1883 and is best remembered as a designer for elaborate Mardi Gras productions. Through the 1880s and 1890s, his fantastical designs elevated the extravaganza of Carnival. This exhibition includes watercolor sketches for parade floats and costumes. Read More


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  • 21Wednesday

    Noontime Talk: A Queen Within with Curators Sofia Hedman and Serge Martynov

    12pm - 1pm
    Join guest curators Sofia Hedman and Serge Martynov of MUSEEA for a discussion about the exhibition A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, a showcase of experimental gowns, headpieces, and jewelry by avant-garde fashion designers Ale ander McQueen, Gucci, Gypsy Sport, and Iris van Herpen, among others. Read More
  • 21Wednesday

    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
  • 21Wednesday

    Gallery Talk: A Queen Within with artist Joanne Petit-Frére

    3pm - 4pm
    Joanne Petit-Frére takes sculpture into new realms with her incredibly complex hair designs, which call upon influences as diverse as math, nature, engineering, chemistry, garment construction, Old World architecture, Africa, and the Americas. Read More

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