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

Wheel of Life

Pierre Joseph Landry: Patriot, Planter, Sculptor

on view through March 20th, 2016

NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre Joseph Landry. Born in France, Landry immigrated to Louisiana at the age of 15. He became a military officer under Andrew Jackson during the war of 1812, and subsequently became a successful sugar planter. Stricken by illness at the age of 63,… 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

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Visions of US: American Art at NOMA

on view through January 24th, 2016

Visions of US explores evolving ideas about American cultural identity from the 18th through 20th centuries. Drawn from NOMA’s world-class collection of American art, the exhibition brings together paintings, sculptures, photography and decorative arts to tell a rich and inclusive story about how we imagine and represent the United States. Read More


Jasper Johns: Reversals

on view through January 31st, 2016

This exhibition showcases an exceptional group of prints by Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930), one of most influential artists of the 20th century. Read More


Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi

on view through January 10th, 2016

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

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


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

on view starting February 26th, 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

Past Exhibitions

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