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NOMA presents first comprehensive museum retrospective for Louisiana native George Dunbar

NEW ORLEANS, LA–George Dunbar: Elements of Chance is the first comprehensive museum retrospective for the artist George Dunbar (American, b. 1927), who played a pivotal role in introducing abstract art to the South. On view November 3-February 17, this exhibition explores the evolution of Dunbar’s art from his early paintings from the 1940s and 1950s… Read More


NOMA is only southern venue for blockbuster exhibition “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection”

NEW ORLEANS, LA-Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection features 39 masterpieces exploring the evolution of European and American landscape painting from the collection of Paul G. Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist. This exhibition presents masterworks spanning nearly four hundred years—from Jan Brueghel the Younger’s series devoted to the five senses… Read More

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NOMA Receives $125,000 Grant from Walton Family Foundation to Debut Immersive Intern Program for Teens

NEW ORLEANS, LA-Beginning this summer, NOMA will debut the Creative Careers Internship, a new immersive educational program for teens in the New Orleans area. “NOMA’s education programs introduce youth to the arts at all phases in their development, while simultaneously encouraging continued engagement by educating teachers and motivating parents, said Susan M. Taylor, The Montine… Read More

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In Memoriam: Sharon Litwin

NOMA was deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of Sharon Litwin. Sharon was a beloved, invaluable member of the NOMA family for many years, and her vibrant presence will be missed around the city of New Orleans. To read more about Sharon’s life of service, click here. Read More


Architect Annabelle Selldorf to Speak at NOMA

***Due to unforeseen travel delays, the Design Lecture & Luncheon featuring Annabelle Selldorf has been POSTPONED to a later date. Please expect an update from the New Orleans Architecture Foundation in the coming weeks.*** For additional information, please email June 27 | 11 am – 1:30 pm Please join the New Orleans Architecture Foundation and… Read More

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The Essence of Things: Design and the Art of Reduction, an exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum, celebrates simplicity in design

This is the first exhibition at NOMA dedicated to 20th century and contemporary design NEW ORLEANS, LA- The Essence of Things: Design and the Art of Reduction, on view June 24 through September 11, 2016, brings together approximately 150 objects from one hundred years of design history, ranging from humble items like flip-flops and rubber… Read More


William A. Fagaly, Françoise Billion Richardson Curator of African Art, to retire from the New Orleans Museum of Art after 50 years of service

NEW ORLEANS, LA– William A. Fagaly, Françoise Billion Richardson Curator of African Art, is retiring from the New Orleans Museum of Art after 50 years of service. “Since joining NOMA in 1966, then the Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, Bill has been recognized as an internationally renowned curator and scholar,” said Susan M. Taylor, The… Read More


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


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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