Worth The Trip: Ralston Crawford In New Orleans

by DEVON BRITT–DARBY Worth the Trip: Ralston Crawford in New Orleans Since the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston unveiled its acquisition of Ralston Crawford’s 1942 painting Red Barge, No. 1 -a fine example of the Precisionist depictions of the American industrial landscape for which he is known -I’ve been on the lookout for Crawford sightings… Read More

NOMA Celebrates ‘Drawn To The Edge’

By Steven Forster for the Times-Picayune Inside the New Orleans Museum of Art, hundreds celebrated the opening of “Drawn to the Edge,” which features several large canvases by artist Katie Holten suspended from the Great Hall ceiling and depicting Louisiana’s waterways and coastline. Musician Sarah Quintana serenaded the crowd, and visitors also were treated to… Read More

Hoping For A Nexus Of Creativity In New Orleans

By Robert Cicetti for Hyperallergic. The New Orleans Museum of Art hosted a luncheon today for members of arts community that amounted to something much more than the usual meet and greet. Instead of delivering a regurgitated press release, the dialogue that unfolded about New Orleans and the transformative power of art meandered, taking anecdotal… Read More

New York Times “Meet The New Boss”

Meet the New Boss, in the Shadow of the Old Boss By CAROL KINO, New York Times FOR any museum director, the chance to lead a renowned institution is a career-defining moment – especially when his or her predecessor has run it for two decades or more. For Christoph Heinrich, now the director of the… Read More

Hurricane Isaac Spares NOMA & Besthoff Sculpture Garden

By Doug MacCash, The Times-Picayune Published: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 12:53 PM The New Orleans Museum of Art, which suffered costly water seepage through its basement floor doing Hurricane Katrina, was undamaged by Hurricane Isaac as of midday Wednesday, chief of security Byron Winbush said. Rain water leaked through the windows near the museum cafe,… Read More

Snark In The Park

By Ann Maloney, The Times-Picayune We wonder: Is it more difficult to find a snark in the park or in a theater? The Skin Horse Theater troupe has taken its adaptation “The Hunting of the Snark” by Lewis Carroll into the New Orleans Museum of Art and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in… Read More

See Leah Chase “Cutting Squash” And More – On View At NOMA In April. The Painting Is Headed To National Portrait Gallery.

By Doug MacCash, the Times-Picayune NOMA presents “Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave BlacheIII,” an exhibition in honor of Leah Chase’s upcoming 90th birthday. This exhibition will be on view in the Louisiana Galleries from April 24rd until September 9th. An opening party will inaugurate the Leah Chase Art Purchase Fund on April 23rd. An intimate,… Read More

Eight Great Works Of Art At NOMA

What do Mick Jagger and Marie Antoinette have in common? They’re both immortalized in the permanent collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), which celebrated its 100th year in 2011. With more than 40,000 objects in the collection, NOMA is a treasure trove of fascinating artwork and artifacts that -like everything in New… Read More