A Legacy Shared In Paintings And On Plates

Sneak into the kitchen of Dooky Chase Restaurant (2301 Orleans Ave., 821-0535) on any given weekday and you’ll probably see Leah Chase chopping trinity or completing one of her classic Creole dishes. Later this month, you’ll be able to see her doing the same on the walls of the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)… Read More

What Is A Photograph?

Posted by Wendy Rodrigue on Gambit blog. Few art exhibitions today span seamlessly two hundred years. I considered this at The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently during The Renaissance Portrait, a selection of paintings dated just prior to Leonardo da Vinci’s humanized Mona Lisa of 1504. One hundred years later, Rembrandt perfected the psychological study… Read More

Dario Robleto Reinterprets The Meaning Of Rock

By Doug MacCash, the Times-Picayune The “Dario Robleto: The Prelives of the Blues” exhibit that opens at The New Orleans Museum of Art from 5:30 to 8:30 tonight, is like a cross between The Da Vinci Code and The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Robleto, a brainy Texas-based conceptual artist, embeds his sculptures with… 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

Thornton Dial’s Hard Truths At NOMA

By Alex Rawls for Offbeat The goat is probably the wrong place to start a discussion of Thornton Dial’s art, but how often does a spray-painted silver goat show up on the walls of NOMA? There’s clearly a dessicated goat – as the list of materials for the piece “Lost Farm (Billy Goat Hill)” refers… 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

Thornton Dial Exhibit Opens At NOMA Feb. 24

“Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial,” an exhibit of more than 40 paintings, drawings and sculptures by one of America’s premier self-taught artists, opens Feb. 24 at The New Orleans Museum of Art. Dial, who was born in rural Alabama in 1928, is known for his expressive canvases, deeply layered with twisted fabric, rope,… Read More

Pursuing The Art Of Carnival Recovery At NOMA

By Ian McNulty, You’ve done Mardi Gras right, so today, on Ash Wednesday, the last thing you want is some report about nightlife. You want snooze alarms, a nice scouring shower and a strong penchant for absolution. You’ve had enough of drinks and music and socializing. Great. But how long does such stoic resolve… Read More

NOMA Appoints Allison Reid As New Director Of The Department Of Interpretation And Audience Engagement

New Orleans, LA – Susan Taylor, the Montine McDaniel Freeman Director at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), announced today the appointment of Allison Reid as Director of the Department of Interpretation and Audience Engagement. Previously the Vice President for Collections & Programs at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee,… Read More