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As seen in this painting, mochi-making is associated with the turn of the new year.

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Be the first to experience Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club.

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This exhibition includes works recently given to the New Orleans Museum of Art by Diane and Charles L. Frankel, collectors of African art.

Field and Figure: Recent Gifts from Diane and Charles L. Frankel

This exhibition includes works recently given to the New Orleans Museum of Art by Diane and Charles L. Frankel, collectors of African art.

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For centuries, Japanese Zen masters have created works of art intended to focus the minds of students and practitioners.

Monochromes: Japanese Zen Paintings and Ceramics

For centuries, Japanese Zen masters have created works of art intended to focus the minds of students and practitioners.

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This exhibition presents the work of an artist who was celebrated by the American craft world.

Katherine Choy: Radical Potter in 1950s New Orleans

This exhibition presents the work of an artist who was celebrated by the American craft world.

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NOW ON VIEW 🌟 "Field and Figure: Recent Gifts from Diane and Charles L. Frankel"⁠

On view in the museum's second-floor Stafford Gallery, "Field and Figure" includes important works recently given to the New Orleans Museum of Art by Diane and Charles L. Frankel, collectors who have long been interested in African and African diasporic art, from the historical to the contemporary.⁠

Featured artists include Ablade Glover, Owusu Ankomah, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Pieter Hugo, and Mikhael Subotzky.⁠

👉 Click the link in our bio to learn more.⁠
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🎨: Ablade Glover, Market Lane II (detail), 1998. Oil on canvas. Gift of Diane and Charles L. Frankel, 2022.33.
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Be the first to experience "Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club" at NOMA. Museum members are invited to preview the exhibition before it opens to the public on Friday, February 10.⁠

The exhibition explores the connection between the celebrated artist and his contemporaries across West Africa through the Nigerian publication "Black Orpheus." Published by the Mbari Artists and Writers Club, the publication was one of the main vehicles for circulating fictional and non-fictional writings by African and African diaspora writers in the 1950s and '60s.⁠

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🎨: Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917–2000), "Market Scene," 1966. Gouache on paper. Chrysler Museum of Art, Museum purchase, 2018.22. © 2022 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
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Announcing our 2023 NOMA Book Club picks 👇⁠

📚 "The Overstory" by Richard Powers⁠
📚 "The Real Ambassadors: Dave and Iola Brubeck and Louis Armstrong Challenge Segregation" by Keith Hatschek⁠
📚 "Kiki Man Ray: Art, Love, and Rivalry in 1920s Paris" by Mark Braude⁠
📚 "Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth" by Wole Soyinka⁠
📚 "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" by Arundhati Roy⁠
📚 "Magritte: A Life" by Alex Danchev⁠
📚 "The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece" by Edward Dolnick⁠
📚 "1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows" by Ai Weiwei⁠
📚 "Fabric: The Hidden History of the Material World" by Victoria Finlay⁠
📚 "The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir" by André Leon Talley⁠
📚 "Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age" by Annalee Newitz⁠

Each month the NOMA Book Club meets to discuss books inspired by the museum's special exhibitions, permanent collection, and programs. Our first meeting of the year is Tuesday, January 31, at noon.⁠

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Celebrate the #YearOfTheRabbit with this furry friend who's busy at work preparing mochi for the new year. 🐰⁠

A traditional rice-flour cake, mochi is often associated with the turning of the new year—with family members taking turns pounding sweetened, cooked rice into a smooth, pliable consistency for baking.⁠

The tradition of making mochi originated in China thousands of years ago, and by the Heian period in Japan (794–1192), it was well established and considered to be a food of the divine. This 19th-century Japanese painting by Mori Ippo depicts a folklorish hare who inhabits the moon and mashes its own mochi—an especially auspicious image for the new year.⁠

Although Japan adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1873, moving its official celebrations to January 1 from the traditional lunisolar calendar, there are many places in the country that still celebrate Lunar New Year, alongside Vietnam, China, and elsewhere in East and Southeast Asia.⁠

Happy #LunarNewYear from NOMA!⁠
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🎨: Mori Ippo (Japanese, 1798–1871), "Rabbit Pounding the Elixir of Life Under the Moon" (detail), 1867. Ink and light color on silk. Museum purchase, Friends of Asian Art, 92.20
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