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Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live! provides two free admissions to NOMA by registering in advance at website.

Free admissions offered Saturday, September 23rd

Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live! provides two free admissions to NOMA by registering in advance at website.

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Exhibition of works by New Orleans' foremost 20th-century printmaker remains on view through October 8th.

Jim Steg: New Work

Exhibition of works by New Orleans' foremost 20th-century printmaker remains on view through October 8th.

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From censorship and forgery to cultural appropriation and wartime destruction, the arts have long been at the crossroads of conflict.

Six documentaries examine timeless controversies

From censorship and forgery to cultural appropriation and wartime destruction, the arts have long been at the crossroads of conflict.

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Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Free and open to the public 7 days a week!

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Abstract paintings by a contemporary New Orleans artist are displayed among Edo-period Japanese works in an exploration of stylistic commonalities.

Regina Scully | Japanese Landscape: Inner Journeys

Abstract paintings by a contemporary New Orleans artist are displayed among Edo-period Japanese works in an exploration of stylistic commonalities.

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The first exhibition to focus exclusively on photographs made in the eastern half of the United States during the 19th century opens October 6th.

East of the Mississippi: 19th-Century American Landscape Photography

The first exhibition to focus exclusively on photographs made in the eastern half of the United States during the 19th century opens October 6th.

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Soldier-Artists honored in ‘Ghost Army’ documentary/lecture

In 2005, documentary filmmaker Rick Beyer became fascinated with the history of the “Ghost Army,” a top-secret tactical deception unit charged with tricking the Nazis during World War II whose work had only recently been declassified. Among the veterans of that unit was Jim Steg, the subject of a retrospective on view at NOMA through October 8th. Read More

NOMA launches donation drive for Hurricane Harvey victims

In the wake of flooding in Texas from Hurricane Harvey, the New Orleans Museum of Art is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to host a donation drive of nonperishable food, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene products to alleviate the needs of those affected by the storm. Read More

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Jim Steg: New Work

on view through October 8th, 2017

Jim Steg was the most influential printmaker to be based in New Orleans. A longtime beloved professor of art at Newcomb College, this exhibition reveals Steg as both an innovator in the field of printmaking, and an artist at the forefront of several major twentieth-century movements. Read More

Regina Scully | Japanese Landscape: Inner Journeys

on view through October 8th, 2017

The commonality between the works of contemporary New Orleans artist Regina Scully and the paintings of 18th and 19th-century Edo-period Japanese artists are explored in a random pairing of works in the Asian art galleries. Read More


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  • 23Saturday

    Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

    10am - 5pm
    NOMA is among more than 1,200 museums nationwide participating in Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live! that allows for two free admissions after registration at the event's website. Read More
  • 23Saturday

    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! Special group tours can be arranged with two-weeks advance notice. Call Tracey Kennan, Curator of Education, at 504.658.4113. Read More
  • 23Saturday

    Arts in Peril Film Series: Exit Through the Gift Shop

    2pm - 3pm
    The arts—from the visual and fine arts to music and literary arts—have always served to reflect and amplify culture and community. The arts can also serve as a way of giving voice to the marginalized, a function that is sometimes met with outrage, suppression, censorship, and even destruction. NOMA’s Arts in Peril Film Series examines... Read More

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