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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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NOMA's annual formal gala will celebrate New Orleans' Tricentennial.

Odyssey Ball 2017

NOMA's annual formal gala will celebrate New Orleans' Tricentennial.

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Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

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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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The 1984 blockbuster hit Ghostbusters kicks off Movies in the Garden on October 20th.

Who you gonna call?

The 1984 blockbuster hit Ghostbusters kicks off Movies in the Garden on October 20th.

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A showcase of contemporary Japanese ceramics from the Gitter-Yelen Collection opens November 4th.

New Forms, New Voices

A showcase of contemporary Japanese ceramics from the Gitter-Yelen Collection opens November 4th.

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Otello and Desdemona by Alexandre-Marie Colin, 1829

Orientalism: Taking and Making

on view through December 31st, 2017

This installation, drawn from NOMA’s permanent collection, addresses shades of oppression, racism, and superficial cultural understanding layered in 19th-century Orientalist paintings, photographs, and decorative arts. Read More

African Art: The Bequest from the Françoise Billion Richardson Charitable Trust

on view through November 6th, 2017

NOMA is proud to present a selection of African art from the bequest of the Françoise Billion Richardson Charitable Trust. Françoise was the individual most responsible for the development and success of the museum’s sub-Saharan African collection, through her encouragement, assistance and unwavering enthusiasm over the years. Françoise endowed NOMA’s curatorship for African art, established an African art purchase fund and funded the building of the present African galleries, which are named for her parents, on NOMA’s third floor. 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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    Adult Art Studio

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    Develop your artistic skills at NOMA! This new series of art studio classes for adults provides instruction on different art making techniques and media. Read More
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