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In celebration of the New Orleans Tricentennial, NOMA reunites European masterworks from the Palais-Royal of the city's namesake, Phillippe II, the Duke of Orléans.

The Orléans Collection

In celebration of the New Orleans Tricentennial, NOMA reunites European masterworks from the Palais-Royal of the city's namesake, Phillippe II, the Duke of Orléans.

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The 2018 Odyssey Ball on Saturday, November 10, features dining, dancing, a silent auction, and a jewelry raffle.

A night of elegance and philanthropy

The 2018 Odyssey Ball on Saturday, November 10, features dining, dancing, a silent auction, and a jewelry raffle.

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Artist Lina Iris Viktor examines America's role in the founding of Liberia. The solo exhibition opens October 5th in the Great Hall.

Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred.

Artist Lina Iris Viktor examines America's role in the founding of Liberia. The solo exhibition opens October 5th in the Great Hall.

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NOMA celebrates a century of photography, from a groundbreaking 1918 exhibition to a recent promised gift of more than 1,300 images.

Past Present Future

NOMA celebrates a century of photography, from a groundbreaking 1918 exhibition to a recent promised gift of more than 1,300 images.

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The works of Zen masters from the Edo Period are on view in the Japanese Art Gallery through January 20, 2019.

Teaching Beyond Doctrine: Painting and Calligraphy by Zen Masters

The works of Zen masters from the Edo Period are on view in the Japanese Art Gallery through January 20, 2019.

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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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Purchase tickets or sponsorships now for Odyssey Ball 2018: All That Glitters

Purchase tickets now for the Odyssey Ball, in partnership with IBERIABANK, an evening of unparalleled elegance on Saturday, November 10. Critically important to our treasured museum and the wide community it serves, Odyssey raises the funds necessary to support NOMA’s nationally-recognized exhibitions and educational programs, which bring more than 290,000 annual visitors to the museum and sculpture garden. Raffle tickets for a gold and diamond-bejeweled bracelet are also for sale. Read More

A new look for NOMA’s decorative arts galleries

The Lupin Foundation Decorative Arts Galleries on the museum’s second floor have reopened with a new installation drawn from the permanent collection, and for the first time include contemporary design and craft of recent decades. Read More

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Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred.

on view through January 6th, 2019

Lina Iris Viktor is widely recognized for her exploration of art’s connection to history, spirituality, and prophecy. Recasting factual and fantastical narratives surrounding America’s involvement in the founding of Liberia, Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred. explores a mythicized history of the West African nation. Central to Viktor’s gilded portraits is the mercurial figure of the Libyan Sibyll; from the Latin sibyl meaning prophetess, she is an ancient figure of fate and foresight, later invoked by eighteenth-century abolitionists as the predictor of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Read More

Teaching Beyond Doctrine: Painting and Calligraphy by Zen Masters

on view through January 20th, 2019

Painting and calligraphy by Zen monks has a long history in Japan. Introduced from China in the twefth century, Zen (meaning “meditation”) has its origins in the teachings of the Buddha, the sixth-century BCE Indian prince who taught that it was possible to be freed from suffering and the cycles of rebirth. Read More


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    Sculpture Garden Tour

    12pm - 1pm
    Join NOMA’s docents for a free guided tour of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden on Saturdays and Mondays in October and November at noon. Sited on five acres adjacent to the museum, the garden contains more than sixty works by renowned sculptors. Read More
  • 15Monday

    Tai Chi/Chi Kung

    6pm - 7pm
    NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Saturday morning and Monday evening. Read More
  • 16Tuesday

    NOMA Book Club: Michelangelo book on display in Dreyfous Library

    10am - 5pm
    NOMA visitors are invited to the Felix J. Dreyfous Library to view a rare, oversized book featuring closeup photographs of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling paintings in their pre-restoration condition. Read More

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