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NOMA and The NOLA Project present “Don Quixote” in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden May 4-22

New Orleans, LA– This spring, The NOLA Project and NOMA have once again partnered to bring a new and hilarious adaptation to Miguel de Cervantes’ classic tale, “Don Quixote”. Pete McElligott, a Big Easy Award-winning playwright, helps bring this classic novel to life in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Directed by Jessica Podewell,… Read More

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NOMA Exhibits Major Works by Contemporary Photographer Vera Lutter While Exploring the Historical Role of the Photographic Negative in Two Related Presentations on view April 15-July 17

NEW ORLEANS, LA – This spring, NOMA will explore the historical and contemporary role of the photographic negative in three related presentations. Drawing mostly on its own permanent collection, NOMA will exhibit some of the earliest examples of photographic negatives in Paper Negatives and avant-garde and twentieth-century uses of the negative image in Negative Image…. Read More

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NOMA’s Allison Reid, Deputy Director for Interpretation and Audience Engagement, awarded 2016 Southeastern Region Museum Education Art Educator of the Year

NEW ORLEANS, LA— The National Art Education Association has named Allison Reid, of the New Orleans Museum of Art, the 2016 Southeastern Region Museum Education Art Educator of the Year. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service, and achievements of an outstanding NAEA member annually at the… Read More

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Review: Self-Taught Genius

By D. Eric Bookhardt, bestofneworleans.com | The Gambit This article originally appeared here As show titles go, this Self-Taught Genius expo of masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum poses a unique question: How does one become a self-taught genius? Most would-be art geniuses go to school, but only learn about other people’s genius. Some,… Read More

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10 must-see pieces in new NOMA exhibits

BY JOHN D’ADDARIO| SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE This article originally appeared here NOMA curatorial assistant Anne C.B. Roberts shares some don’t-miss moments in “Self-Taught Genius” and “Unfiltered Visions” exclusively with Advocate readers: 1. George Widener, Funeral for Titanic 2007 (in “Self-Taught Genius”) This fascinating, intricate drawing by “calendar-savant” George Widener records every Tuesday from the… Read More

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Flower Power

By Lauren Laborde | myneworleans.com This article originally appeared here Every spring, the art at New Orleans Museum of Art isn’t just on the walls – it’s in the form of more than 100 elaborate floral displays, usually referencing art or local culture, exhibited for Art in Bloom. The annual week-long event (March 16-20) kicks off… Read More

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