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When August temperatures top 95 degrees, cool off at NOMA courtesy of the Helis Foundation's Art & A/C program.

Free admission for all Louisiana residents on Saturday, August 17

When August temperatures top 95 degrees, cool off at NOMA courtesy of the Helis Foundation's Art & A/C program.

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Eleven international artists convey cultural identities in a variety of media, presenting histories that are often marginalized.

Bodies of Knowledge

Eleven international artists convey cultural identities in a variety of media, presenting histories that are often marginalized.

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Beat the heat with a visit to NOMA for special tours, art-making activities, storytelling and other events.

Enjoy free admission and family-oriented programs Saturday, August 24

Beat the heat with a visit to NOMA for special tours, art-making activities, storytelling and other events.

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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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Tickets and sponsorships are now on sale for this annual fundraising event presented by Hancock Whitney.

Gather in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden for an outdoor party

Tickets and sponsorships are now on sale for this annual fundraising event presented by Hancock Whitney.

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From a remote community in rural Alabama comes a remarkable African American quilting tradition renowned for free-spirited patterning.

The Quilts of Gee's Bend

From a remote community in rural Alabama comes a remarkable African American quilting tradition renowned for free-spirited patterning.

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Bodies of Knowledge

on view through October 13th, 2019

Bodies of Knowledge brings together eleven international contemporary artists to reflect on the role that language plays in archiving and asserting our cultural identities. Working with materials that range from books and silent film to ink, ashes, and musical scores, these artists counter more staid and static ways of representing our collective pasts. Read More

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

on view through March 30th, 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


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  • 17Saturday

    Museum Highlights Tour

    12pm - 1pm
    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
  • 17Saturday

    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 twelve 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
  • 17Saturday

    Artist’s Choice Film Series: La Jetée

    2pm - 3pm
    Bodies of Knowledge brings together ten international contemporary artists to reflect on the role that language plays in archiving and asserting our cultural identities. In conjunction with this exhibition, NOMA will be screening movies selected by these artists that reflect their inspirations, interests, and ideals. Manon Bellet has selected La Jetée, a French science-fiction short film from 1962. Read More

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