A Letter from Susan Taylor, Montine Freeman Director of the New Orleans Museum of Art

Dear NOMA Friends and Family,

As we navigate these ever-changing and challenging times, NOMA is more committed than ever to our mission of uniting, inspiring, and engaging diverse communities and cultures through the arts. While we can’t share our collections, programs and exhibitions with you in person at this moment, there are many ways you can continue to enjoy your museum through a growing number of online offerings. Here are just some of the ways you can connect to NOMA:

Take a virtual tour.  NOMA has proudly partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to offer high-resolution digital exhibitions, as well as a virtual tour of the museum. We will be continuously adding more content to this platform as the weeks progress.

A Mobile Guide of our collection and the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden are available online, by texting NOMA or Sculpture to 5558888, or by searching for NOMA in your app store.⁠

Visit NOMA’s YouTube Channel for a wide range of curator-led gallery talks, artist perspectives, interviews, and panel discussions presented at NOMA over the last several years. Did you miss a program you particularly wanted to see? Chances are it’s on our youTube Channel and easily accessible.

Follow NOMA on Instagram for highlights from our special exhibitions and permanent collection as well as updates on our activities.

Keep an eye on our Instagram Stories for art activities, lesson plans, recommended reading lists, and other creative experiences for the whole family.

Look to the News & Updates section of our website for timely and relevant web content highlighting works in NOMA’s collection.

Subscribe to NOMA’s Email Newsletter by adding your email to the submission box below for weekly updates on all things NOMA with links provided for special offerings.

Click here to read more about changes to scheduled NOMA events and programs.

You are all in our thoughts as we all embark on this singular chapter. We will continue to keep you updated, and look forward to welcoming you back to NOMA.

All the best,
Susan Taylor
Montine McDaniel Freeman Director


Image credits (left to right):

Carlos Rolón (Puerto Rican/American, b. 1970), Losa Criolla (detail), 2018, Ceramic tile on aluminum panel, Museum purchase, Roussel Norman Fund, 2018.9

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755–1842), Portrait of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (detail), c. 1788, Oil on canvas, Museum purchase, Women’s Volunteer Committee and Carrie Heiderich Fund, 85.90

Quinnie Pettway (American, 1943–2010), “Bricklayer” variation quilt (detail), Corduroy, 1975, 82 x 72 in., Museum purchase and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S. Arnett Collection, 2017.170, © Estate of Quinnie Pettaway/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Image: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio/Art Resource, New York