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An exclusive NOMA exhibition on view through May 21st.

A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s

An exclusive NOMA exhibition on view through May 21st.

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Archaeologists to discuss discoveries made at ancient city in Belize on March 3rd.

Maya Symposium unearths mysteries of Caracol

Archaeologists to discuss discoveries made at ancient city in Belize on March 3rd.

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Music, dance, food, art, history — plus henna tattoos and a cricket match — on March 5th.

India Fest 2017

Music, dance, food, art, history — plus henna tattoos and a cricket match — on March 5th.

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Contemporary artist will discuss his career on March 10th.

McArthur Binion to speak as NEW at NOMA exhibition opens

Contemporary artist will discuss his career on March 10th.

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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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A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s

on view through May 21st, 2017

Venice exhibition at NOMA explores seductions of Carnival, fashion, ceremonies and street life in 1700s. An exquisite gondola finial, 18th-century costumes, a puppet theater, and view paintings depicting the fabled “Queen of the Adriatic” are among the works on display. Read More

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 June 30th, 2017

NOMA is proud to present a selection of African art from the bequest of the Françoise Billion Richardson Charitable Trust. Françoise Richardson was born in France to Olivier and Sadie Downman Billion in 1927. The family moved to New Orleans, her mother’s hometown during World War II and became active members of NOMA, then known… Read More


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  • 26Sunday

    Museum Highlights Tour

    2pm - 3pm
    Every Sunday at 2 pm, NOMA’s docents offer engaging and informative tours of the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Tours are included with museum admission. Meet up at the front desk and join in! For more information, call 504.658.4100. Read More
  • 28Tuesday

    NOMA closed for Mardi Gras, Feb. 28

    12am - 11pm
    NOMA will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 28, for Mardi Gras. Please visit us the following morning as our doors open at 10 a.m. Read More
  • 03Friday

    Friday Nights at NOMA: Maya Symposium; Music by the Arpa Quartet

    5pm - 9pm
    Friday Nights at NOMA opens the museum’s doors for many interesting activities throughout the year: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. 5 to 8 pm: Art on the Spot 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Music by the Arpa Quartet 6 pm: “Monumental Landscapes: How the Maya Shaped Their World”, a lecture by Dr. Arlen Chase As... Read More

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