Current Exhibitions

Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined

on view through July 14th, 2024

This major solo exhibition of work by Wangechi Mutu brings together nearly one hundred sculptures, paintings, collages, drawings, and films to present the breadth of the Kenyan–American artist’s multidisciplinary practice from the mid-1990s to today. Read More

John Scott: Blues Poem for the Urban Landscape

on view through January 26th, 2025

One of the most globally renowned artists in the history of New Orleans, John T. Scott worked in a variety of media, including the monumental prints that make up the artist’s series Blues Poem for the Urban Landscape. This installation of ten woodcut prints in NOMA’s Great Hall includes that entire series, in which Scott uses the landscape form to visualize the history and visual cacophony of New Orleans. Read More

Come! Come! Come!: A Triptych by Wang Qingsong

on view through November 29th, 2024

The contemporary artist Wang Qingsong creates elaborately staged large-format photographs that focus on the dramatic social, political, and cultural changes in China in the post-Mao era. Qingsong’s 2005 triptych Come! Come! Come!, on view in the Stafford Gallery this spring, both documents and comments upon the embrace of capitalism and the rapid Westernization of China in the 1990s through the early 2000s. Read More

Double Space: Women Photographers and Surrealism

on view through August 4th, 2024

On the 100th anniversary of the Surrealist Manifesto, The New Orleans Museum of Art presents works by six women photographers whose work explores the subconscious mind, blurs the boundary between reality and dreams, or magnifies the uncanny in everyday life. Drawn from NOMA’s permanent collection, works by Ilse Bing, Ruth Bernhard, Lola Alvarez-Bravo, Carlotta M. Corpron, Florence Henri, and Lee Miller illustrate ways that women pushed the boundaries of surrealist art. Read More

Rebellious Spirits: Prohibition and Resistance in the South

on view through January 5th, 2025

Rebellious Spirits: Prohibition and Resistance in the South explores the unique methods in which the South, in particular New Orleans, dealt with the passage of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which banned alcohol in the United States. Read More

Upcoming Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Debbie Fleming Caffery: In Light of Everything

ended on May 5th, 2024

Including nearly 100 dramatic black-and-white photographs installed in three distinct spaces of the museum, In Light of Everything is the first career retrospective for the important Louisiana-born photographer Debbie Fleming Caffery. The exhibition presents examples from her most important series made in the American South, Mexico, and France, from the 1970s to the present. Read More

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