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The first exhibition to focus exclusively on photographs made in the eastern half of the U.S. during the 19th century remains on view through January 7th.

East of the Mississippi: 19th-Century American Landscape Photography

The first exhibition to focus exclusively on photographs made in the eastern half of the U.S. during the 19th century remains on view through January 7th.

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One of Hollywood's most eccentric filmmakers is the subject of a cinematic retrospective.

Watch five David Lynch movies on Saturdays in November and December

One of Hollywood's most eccentric filmmakers is the subject of a cinematic retrospective.

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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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E. John Bullard's collection of American Studio Pottery from the latter half of the twentieth century is on display through May 13th.

Personalities in Clay

E. John Bullard's collection of American Studio Pottery from the latter half of the twentieth century is on display through May 13th.

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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 will present an exhibition devoted to modern and contemporary ceramics. New Forms, New Voices: Japanese Ceramics from the Gitter-Yelen Collection will showcase selected works by masters of the medium. Read More

Personalities in Clay: American Studio Ceramics from the E. John Bullard Collection

on view through May 13th, 2018

In the 20th-century, remarkably creative American potters evolved clay into an expressive art form, free from the confines of function or industrial production. Personalities in Clay: American Studio Ceramics from the E. John Bullard Collection showcases the collection of John Bullard, NOMA’a director emeritus, a promised gift to the New Orleans Museum of Art. This exhibition and catalogue chart the major figures in handmade, studio pottery from 1940 to the end of the 20th century. Read More


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    Museum Highlights Tour

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    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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    Friday Nights at NOMA will not be held on November 24 following Thanksgiving Day. Read More
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    Baby Artsplay! at NOMA

    10am - 11am
    Instill a love of art at a young age through a guided, hands-on gallery experience. Young Audiences Wolf Trap teaching artists will present a series of 6 workshops for caregivers and children ages 0-3. Learn how to integrate music, movement, and drama into everyday playtime to foster children’s developmental growth. Read More

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