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March 2019

Closed for Mardi Gras

March 5 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

NOMA and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden will be closed on Tuesday, March 5, in observance of Mardi Gras.

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Art in Bloom 2019 | Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond in partnership with IBERIABANK

March 28 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

One of the most anticipated springtime events in New Orleans, Art in Bloom showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days, from March 28-31. With a focus on light, transformation and discovery as New Orleans enters its fourth century, Art in Bloom’s 2019 event theme is Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond.

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Art in Bloom 2019 | Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond in partnership with IBERIABANK

March 29 at 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

One of the most anticipated springtime events in New Orleans, Art in Bloom showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days, from March 28-31. With a focus on light, transformation and discovery as New Orleans enters its fourth century, Art in Bloom’s 2019 event theme is Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond.

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Art in Bloom 2019 | Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond, in partnership with IBERIABANK

March 30 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

One of the most anticipated springtime events in New Orleans, Art in Bloom showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days, from March 28-31. With a focus on light, transformation and discovery as New Orleans enters its fourth century, Art in Bloom’s 2019 event theme is Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond.

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Louisiana Rainbow Iris Festival

March 31 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Horticulture lovers and gardening enthusiasts are invited to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden for the annual Louisiana Rainbow Iris Festival, presented by NOMA and the Greater New Orleans Iris Society (GNOIS). Come view the newly-bloomed Louisiana irises in the lush sculpture garden. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask on-site iris experts any gardening-related question. Entry to the festival is free and open to the public. For more information, call 504.658.4100.

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Art in Bloom 2019 | Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond

March 31 at 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

One of the most anticipated springtime events in New Orleans, Art in Bloom showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days, from March 28-31. With a focus on light, transformation and discovery as New Orleans enters its fourth century, Art in Bloom’s 2019 event theme is Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond.

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April 2019

Slow Art Day

April 6 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On Saturday, April 6, NOMA is participating in International Slow Art Day, which encourages visitors to slow down and explore one or several works of art for a minimum of five minutes each. Instructional materials may be found at the admission desk.

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May 2019

Dickie Landry SOLO Concert

May 2 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Louisiana-born saxophonist, artist, photographer, and composer Dickie Landry will perform one of his legendary site-specific SOLO concerts in tribute to the work of Keith Sonnier and Tina Girouard. In his 60-minute performance in NOMA’s Great Hall, Landry will play the tenor saxophone to explore the textures and abstract layers of sound within NOMA’s iconic architecture.

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Blue Muse Book Signing with Timothy Duffy

May 8 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Photographer Timothy Duffy, whose tintype portraits of American roots musicians are on view in the exhibition Blue Muse, will sign his companion book of the same title at the Museum Shop.

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Open Memorial Day | Special Holiday Hours

May 27 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NOMA and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden will be open for Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, from 12 to 5 pm.

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June 2019

Arts & Letters Series: A Night of Music and Literature with Narrative 4

June 23 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Narrative 4 (N4), in partnership with NOMA's Art & Letters series, presents an extraordinary night of music and literature. Eight renowned international authors will read excerpts of their literary work accompanied by a musical composition created to match the piece and the author's home region. The writers include: National Book Award-winning author Colum McCann from Ireland Sierra Club John Muir Awardee Terry Tempest Williams from Utah New York Times bestselling author from Sierra Leone Ishmael Beah from Sierra Leone Former Louisiana…

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July 2019

Independence Day – Special Holiday Hours

July 4 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden will be open on Independence Day for special holiday hours from noon to 5 pm.

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