Welcome to the New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911 with only nine works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the South.
The eleven-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one of the most renowned sculpture installations in the United States, with over 90 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish-moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges.