Current Exhibitions

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

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

Debbie Fleming Caffery: In Light of Everything

on view through 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

Upcoming Exhibitions

Double Space: Women Photographers and Surrealism

on view starting March 29th, 2024

On the 100th anniversary of the Surrealist Manifesto, The New Orleans Museum of Art presents works by six women artists engaging with themes closely associated with the surrealist movement, including ideas of the uncanny in everyday life and explorations of the unconscious mind. Photography proved an especially useful set of media to represent those ideas visually, and the artists in this exhibition created distinct strategies to blur the boundaries between reality and dreams or to magnify those everyday moments that can be simultaneously familiar and unsettling. 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 in the decades that followed the publication of the Surrealist Manifesto in 1924. Read More

Past Exhibitions

Monochromes: Japanese Zen Paintings and Ceramics

ended on February 11th, 2024

In this exhibition, Zen paintings and calligraphies created during the Edo period (1603–1867) and monochrome or unglazed ceramics produced primarily during the past fifty years are presented in dialogue with each other. Read More

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