Press Releases

Regina Agu: Passage | A Site-Specific Installation at NOMA

The New Orleans Museum of Art presents Regina Agu: Passage, an immersive, site-specific installation created by contemporary artist Regina Agu, on view November 22, 2019 through February 10, 2020. Inspired by the historical form of the panorama, Agu’s 100-foot-long installation weaves together imagery of waterways across Louisiana in an effort to explore how the landscapes, people and histories of the region are connected by and through water. Agu’s installation is created to coincide with Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana, the first major exhibition on Louisiana landscape painting in more than 40 years, on view November 16, 2019 through January 26, 2020. Read More

NOMA presents Odyssey 2019: Mystère Louisiane in partnership with IBERIABANK, 53rd annual event takes place on November 15, 2019

On Friday, November 15, 2019, the New Orleans Museum of Art celebrates Odyssey 2019: Mystère Louisiane presented by IBERIABANK. Now in its 53rd year, the premier event of the New Orleans gala season raises funds to support NOMA’s nationally-recognized exhibitions and educational programs, which bring more than 300,000 annual visitors to the museum and Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Read More

Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana

Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana, on view from November 16, 2019, through January 26, 2020, explores the rise of landscape painting in Louisiana during the 19th century, revealing its role in creating—and exporting—a new vision for American landscape art that was vastly different than that to be found in the rest of the United States. Read More

An Ideal Unity: The Bauhaus and Beyond

Celebrating the centennial of the Bauhaus (1919-1933), An Ideal Unity explores the artistic breadth of the innovative school that integrated fine arts and design. Including photographs and decorative arts from NOMA’s permanent collection, the exhibition underscores the principles of the Bauhaus aesthetic and mission. Read More

LOVE in the Garden presented by Hancock Whitney celebrates New Orleans art, cuisine, and libations

The New Orleans Museum of Art will celebrate LOVE in the Garden presented by Hancock Whitney on September 27, 2019. Now in its fifteenth year, guests will enjoy cuisine from over sixty of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, and craft cocktails from New Orleans’ top bartenders as they vie for first place in the sixth-annual LOVE Cocktail Challenge. Local New Orleans food trucks presented will provide late-night fare to keep the party going into the evening. Read More

You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place

You Are Here, on view April 26–July 28, 2019, both embraces and challenges the photograph’s role as a faithful record of place, examining photography’s successes and failures in rendering and sharing fragments of the world. Drawn almost exclusively from NOMA’s permanent collection, the exhibition traces a history of photography and place from the origins of the medium to the present.  Read More