Current Exhibitions

My Hand


on view through February 28th, 2016

This selection of photographs from NOMA’s permanent collection invites an intimate reflection on the concept of time and our place within it. Read More

Tim Youd performing William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury at the Faulkner House in Oxford, Mississippi, June 2014

Tim Youd: 100 Novels

on view through February 21st, 2016

Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the latest installment of his 100 Novels Project. 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


Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi

on view starting October 9th, 2015

This exhibition features work by the Japanese artist Bidou Yamaguchi (b. 1970). Trained to make reproductions of historic Japanese Noh masks, the artist has, since 2003, radicalized this traditional idea and practice. Yamaguchi’s masks apply the forms, techniques, transformative spirit, and mysterious elegance of Noh masks to iconic female portraits from the European art historical canon, as well as to Kabuki actor prints by Sharaku, Japan’s enigmatic eighteenth century portrait master. Read More

Past Exhibitions


10 Years Gone

ended on September 7th, 2015

Timed to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Ten Years Gone features six contemporary artists who explore the passage of time, memory, loss, and transformation. Read More

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