Current Exhibitions

Dance Hall

Bob Dylan: The New Orleans Series

on view through July 31st, 2016

Dylan portrays traditional views of French Quarter courtyards and alleyways, and captures moments in the private and public lives of New Orleans’s inhabitants in this series of paintings. Read More

Windmill in Anglia

Paper Negatives | Negative Image

on view through July 17th, 2016

This spring, NOMA will explore historical and contemporary roles of the photographic negative through three complementary exhibitions: Vera Lutter: Inverted Worlds, Paper Negatives, and Negative Image. Although the history of photography has typically focused on the importance of positives in photography, NOMA will demonstrate that the negative possesses a rich, parallel history. Once necessary to… Read More

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Vera Lutter: Inverted Worlds

on view through July 17th, 2016

Vera Lutter elevates the current role of the negative from a nearly invisible part of the photography process to the chief object of our attention. Lutter’s photographs are one-of-a-kind negative prints made inside a room-sized pinhole camera with exposures that range from hours to days. Read More

Hawkins. William. Last Supper

Unfiltered Visions: 20th Century Self-Taught American Art

on view through October 9th, 2016

Throughout the twentieth century, the raw, instinctive approach of self-taught artists has quietly attracted acclaimed “contemporary” artists, collectors with keen eyes and in more recent decades, insightful museum curators, who bring this material to the public eye.  The New Orleans Museum of Art was among the early pioneers, organizing the first solo exhibition of Clementine Hunter’s… Read More

Otello and Desdemona by Alexandre-Marie Colin, 1829

Orientalism: Taking and Making

on view through December 31st, 2016

NOMA collection installation addressing shades of oppression, racism, and superficial cultural understanding layered in 19th-century Orientalist paintings, photographs, and decorative arts. Read More

Upcoming Exhibitions


Past Exhibitions

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Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum

ended on May 22nd, 2016

Self-Taught Genius considers the shifting implications of a self-taught ideology in the United States, from a widely endorsed and deeply entrenched movement of self-education to its current usage to describe artists creating outside traditional frames of reference and canonical art history. Self-taught art, past and present, blurs lines between disciplines, makes definitions look constricted, and… Read More


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