Press Releases

Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society

On view March 13 through June 7, 2020, Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon showcases the broad range of bronzes, ceramics, and metalwork assembled by John D. Rockefeller 3rd (1906–1978) and his wife Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller (1909–1992) between the 1940s and the 1970s. With highlights including Chinese vases, Indian Chola bronzes, and Southeast Asian sculptures, the collection reveals great achievements in Asian art spanning more than two millennia. Read More

NOMA Announces Major Fund and Pledged Endowment from Del and Ginger Hall

The New Orleans Museum of Art announces a major fund and pledged endowment by Del and Ginger Hall of Chicago, Illinois, in support of the NOMA photography department. The fund will support and augment an ambitious set of exhibitions and programs in the department of photographs over the next five years, while the endowment will provide a foundation for the department’s activities in perpetuity. Read More

NOMA Announces Transformative Gift of Photography from Dr. Russell Albright

Noted radiologist and art collector Dr. H. Russell Albright (1934-2017) bequeathed his extensive and important photography collection to the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), and left a fund to create an endowment in support of the museum’s Department of Photographs. Dr. Albright had a long and significant relationship with NOMA, filling many roles over the span of 30 years, ranging from Trustee to longtime Fellow. Read More

New Photography: Create, Collect, Compile

New Photography: Create, Collect, Compile brings together the work of four contemporary photographers who all work with and critique new practices in photography. In a world where photography has become an open-source language, these artists pose questions about who gets to use that language and what it can communicate.  Read More

Mending the Sky: Creating Space for Care, Collectivity, and Critique

he New Orleans Museum of Art presents Mending the Sky, the museum’s first major exhibition following New Orleans’ months-long shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition brings together ten artists’ projects that respond to a world turned upside down. Working across the fields of art, animation, and performance, the artists work to shift conversations, challenge entrenched views, and subvert the established order.  Read More

East Meets West at Art in Bloom 2020: Beauty, Ingenuity, and Tradition, Presented by IBERIABANK March 26-29

Art in Bloom, the most anticipated springtime events in New Orleans, returns to the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) from March 26-29. With this year’s theme of Beauty, Ingenuity, and Tradition, Art in Bloom showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days. Art in Bloom: Beauty, Ingenuity, and Tradition is presented by IBERIABANK.  Read More