Torkwase Dyson’s commissioned works examine Black Compositional Thought

Torkwase Dyson will speak about her new exhibition, Torkwase Dyson: Black Compositional Thought | 15 Paintings for the Plantationocene, as part of Friday Nights at NOMA on January 24 at 7 pm. Her abstract works are informed by Black Compositional Thought, a working term that considers how waterways, architecture, objects, and geographies are composed and inhabited by black bodies. Read More


Object Lesson: Teapot by Sargent Johnson

With a body like a polished stone and a handle reminiscent of indigenous Mexican animal figures, a recently acquired teapot seems to be of both nature and man, both ancient and modern. This elegant 1941 teapot by the prominent African American Modernist sculptor Sargent Claude Johnson is an extraordinary new addition to NOMA’s decorative arts collection. Read More


Art-making activity: Create a shadowbox

Joseph Cornell loved to visit New York and collect items he found on the streets and in secondhand stores and bookstores.  He built quite a collection and created his own system for filing the objects away in the basement of the house he shared with his mother and brother.  Cornell was influenced by artists associated… Read More


NOMA thanks our restaurant partners for fundraisers

NOMA thanks our favorite restaurants and caterers who have supported our annual fundraising events!  We hope you will support these wonderful community partners, as they have supported us!  Order curbside pick-up or delivery today. Read More