Sculpture Garden Expansion Update: 2/23/18

This week, NOMA began mobilization of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden Expansion construction site. Mobilization consists of preparatory work and operations necessary for the movement of equipment, supplies, and incidentals to the project site before construction can begin. Museum and park visitors will notice that a fence has gone up around the site as part of this process. As an… Read More

NOMA launches Professional Pathways Internship Program for local HBCUs

The New Orleans Museum of Art has received funding from The Walton Family Foundation and Ford Foundation in support of NOMA’s HBCU Professional Pathways Internship Program to recruit paid university-level interns from under-represented and under-served backgrounds. The Walton Family Foundation and Ford Foundation announced they are each committing $3 million over three years toward the… Read More

NOMA in the News: January 2018

PROSPECT.4 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Paints Nigerian Childhood Alongside Her American Present, NPR, January 2, 2018 A QUEEN WITHIN: ADORNED ARCHETYPES Gambit wrote a piece on Queen for this week’s Cue Magazine – see attached The consulate general of the Netherlands in New York published a blog post about the exhibition (1/9), and will be promoting it on… Read More

Sydney J. Besthoff III turns 90

Sydney Besthoff, longtime philanthropist, generous trustee, and benefactor of NOMA, was appropriately fêted with a ninetieth birthday party in the sculpture garden that bears his name on October 18, 2017. Friends, family, civic leaders, and NOMA staff lauded the honoree with praise for his devoted service to the museum, beginning in 1992 when the former… Read More

A new approach to Modern Art

NOMA’s permanent collection galleries now tell a more robust, inclusive story about the history of twentieth-century art, thanks to a major reinstallation of the museum’s collection that has unfolded across four galleries over the course of the past year. This reconsideration of the museum’s collection looks beyond the conventional narratives of art history to significantly… Read More

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