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

Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana

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

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As the exhibition Inventing Acadia comes to a close, a New Orleans-based string band pays homage the Creole diaspora on Sunday, January 26th.

Les Cenelles present Nèj Nwa concert

As the exhibition Inventing Acadia comes to a close, a New Orleans-based string band pays homage the Creole diaspora on Sunday, January 26th.

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A draped photographic panorama of scenes from South Louisiana's wetlands fills NOMA's Great Hall in an installation by Regina Agu.

Regina Agu: Passage

A draped photographic panorama of scenes from South Louisiana's wetlands fills NOMA's Great Hall in an installation by Regina Agu.

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

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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 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


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    Yoga in the Sculpture Garden

    8am - 9am
    NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers yoga and pilates classes in the galleries or the Besthoff Sculpture Garden (weather permitting) every Saturday morning. Read More
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    Beyond Gee’s Bend: A Community Quilting Workshop

    10am - 3pm
    Join New Orleans community quiltmakers for a hand-quilting workshop inspired by The Quilts of Gee’s Bend exhibition. The program will include demonstrations and talks by textile artists and a music performance. Tulane Law School’s Dr. Elizabeth Townsend Gard will speak on copyright issues, her provenance workbook project, and her popular community podcast Just Wanna Quilt. This workshop is sold out. 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. Sited on eleven acres adjacent to the museum, the garden contains more than ninety works by renowned sculptors placed among a picturesque mature grove of pine, magnolia, and moss-draped live oak trees bisected by a lagoon. Read More