Press Releases

The New Orleans Museum of Art Celebrates 20 Years of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden with New Site-Specific Installations and a Year of Programming

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) has announced a year-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, an important part of the museum’s campus and collection. The occasion will be marked with new permanent additions to the nearly 100 works of art installed in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, programmatic offerings highlighting the natural and artistic beauty of the garden, and a book by publisher Monacelli that focuses on the history of the 12-acre garden and its expansion in 2019. Read More

The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden Are Nominated for Two Readers’ Choice Awards from USA Today’s 10Best

The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden are nominated in two categories in USA Today’s popular 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards champion the most celebrated cultural institutions and travel destinations across the United States. Each category gives voters four weeks to vote for their favorites from a list of twenty nominees selected by a national panel of experts. Read More

The New Orleans Museum of Art Announces the 2023–24 Creative Assembly Cohort

Today, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) announced the eight New Orleans-based artists who will participate in the institution’s Creative Assembly residency for the 2023–24 year. NOMA’s Creative Assembly initiative fosters community engagement by inviting artists of all disciplines for year-long collaborations with the museum’s permanent collection, special exhibitions, and programs. Read More

New Orleans Museum of Art to Present First Major Retrospective of Photographer Debbie Fleming Caffery

Debbie Fleming Caffery: In Light of Everything is the first exhibition to include examples representative of her entire body of work, including photographs taken throughout Louisiana and Mississippi, Mexico, and France over six decades. The exhibition includes Caffery’s renowned documentary images of people working in Louisiana’s sugar cane fields, as well as her most recent project creating exquisitely humanized portraits of birds around the world, some of which live in rescue and rehabilitation centers. Read More

New Orleans Museum of Art Hosts its Annual Fundraiser LOVE in the Garden Presented by Hancock Whitney

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will host its popular fundraising event LOVE in the Garden Presented by Hancock Whitney on Friday, September 22, 2023. Held in NOMA’s Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, LOVE in the Garden celebrates the culture and spirit of New Orleans through food, drink, and music—all in support of the museum’s mission to inspire lifelong learning through the arts. Read More

The New Orleans Museum of Art Invites Local Artists to Apply for 2023–24 Creative Assembly Cohort

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is inviting New Orleans–based artists to apply to participate in the museum’s Creative Assembly Cohort for the 2023–24 session. Open to local artists working in all disciplines, the residency program connects artists with NOMA’s collection, special exhibitions, programs, and staff to develop neighborhood-based participatory art experiences as vehicles for personal exploration, community collaboration, and social change. Read More