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In celebration of the New Orleans Tricentennial, NOMA reunites European masterworks from the collection of the city's namesake, Philippe II, Duke of Orléans.

The Orléans Collection

In celebration of the New Orleans Tricentennial, NOMA reunites European masterworks from the collection of the city's namesake, Philippe II, Duke of Orléans.

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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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Contemporary artists treat nature as a teacher to envision new ways of relating to the environment.

Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art

Contemporary artists treat nature as a teacher to envision new ways of relating to the environment.

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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 doubles size of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, opening May 2019

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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The newly reimagined decorative arts galleries now include works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

A new look for the Lupin Galleries of Decorative Arts

The newly reimagined decorative arts galleries now include works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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An exhibition of vibrant Vodou flags by Tina Girouard pays homage to Haitian bead artists, opens January 25th.

Bondye: Between and Beyond

An exhibition of vibrant Vodou flags by Tina Girouard pays homage to Haitian bead artists, opens January 25th.

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CT scans reveal mysterious figures in Malian terracotta

Recent research into a Malian terracotta architectural model by a Djenne artist, circled at the base with serpent figures and currently on view in NOMA’s François Billion Richardson Gallery of African Art, provides an example of how science can enhance a deeper analysis of a piece of sculpture. Read More

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The Orléans Collection

on view through January 27th, 2019

In celebration of the city of New Orleans Tricentennial, NOMA presents The Orleans Collection, an exhibition of selections from the magnificent collection of the city’s namesake, Philippe II, Duke of Orléans. This exhibition reunites a representative group of forty European masterpieces from the Duke’s collection, gathered from museums and galleries across the US and Europe, to tell the complex story of the collection’s formation, reputation, dispersal, and impact for later generations. Read More


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    Noontime Talk: The Orléans Collection with Curator Vanessa Schmid

    12pm - 1pm
    Noontime talks are casual conversations between artists, curators, and other special guests with NOMA visitors frequently scheduled throughout the year. Join Curator Vanessa Schmid for a discussion about The Orléans CollectionRead More
  • 23Wednesday

    Museum Highlights Tour

    1pm - 2pm
    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
  • 23Wednesday

    Small Talk: Antoine Coypel’s Assembly of the Gods

    3pm - 3pm
    Small Talks are ten-to-fifteen-minute gallery talks focused on one object or a small group of objects. These brief informal sessions enrich the visitor experience and allow visitors to learn more about works of art in NOMA’s permanent holdings as well as those on view in temporary exhibitions. Read More

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