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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 on course to expand Besthoff Sculpture Garden for 2018

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A Swedish-born designer is credited with many fantastical costumes and float designs in Mardi Gras festivities more than a century ago.

Bror Anders Wikstrom: Bringing Fantasy to Carnival

A Swedish-born designer is credited with many fantastical costumes and float designs in Mardi Gras festivities more than a century ago.

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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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NOMA plays host to provocative works from an international array of artists for the citywide triennial through February 25th.

Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp

NOMA plays host to provocative works from an international array of artists for the citywide triennial through February 25th.

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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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  • 17Sunday

    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
  • 18Monday

    Tai Chi/Chi Kung

    6pm - 7pm
    NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Saturday morning and Monday evening. On Mondays at 6 p.m., East Jefferson Wellness Center instructor Terry Rappold leads relaxing Tai Chi exercises in various art galleries at NOMA. Read More
  • 20Wednesday

    Noontime Talk: East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography with Curatorial Fellow Brian Piper

    12pm - 1pm
    Join Curatorial Fellow Brian Piper on a tour of East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography with an emphasis on industry and agriculture. East of the Mississippi marks the first exhibition of nineteenth-century photography from the eastern half of the United States. Noontime Talks are brief, casual discussions on exhibitions or works of art in the... Read More

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