Past Exhibitions

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Generic Art Solutions

ended on February 13th, 2011

New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) announced the first solo exhibition of Generic Art Solutions (G.A.S.) entitledDéjà Vu All Over Again: Generic Art Solutions, on view in the second floor Frederick R. Weisman Galleries from October 20, 2010 to February 13, 2011. Read More

Ancestors and Descendants

ended on October 24th, 2010

In collaboration with Tulane’s Middle American Research Institute (MARI) and Latin American Library (LAL), the exhibition offered a special glimpse of the Tulane archive featuring over 100 objects from Pepper’s personal Native American art collection as well as over 100 photographic images Pepper, a museum ethnologist and scholar, used as visual complements to his lectures the textiles, pottery, baskets, and other Pueblo and Navajo paraphernalia. Read More

Swamp Tours: Exploring the Louisiana Contemporary Collection

ended on August 29th, 2010

New Orleans Museum of Art curators William Fagaly and Miranda Lash set out on a journey to discover little-known works by notable contemporary Louisiana artists in the Museum’s collection. The result is 27 rarely seen treasures in an exhibition called Swamp Tours, that was on view at NOMA from June 2 to August 29, 2010. Read More

Beyond the Blues

ended on July 11th, 2010

This multi-faceted project illuminated the contributions of African American artists over the past 125 years with 100 paintings, works on paper, sculpture and pertinent selections from the personal papers of the artists of the Amistad Research Center. Read More

Parallel Universe: Quintron and Miss Pussycat Live at City Park

ended on May 2nd, 2010

Widely known for multimedia performances in music clubs and alternative art spaces over the past 15 years, Quintron and Miss Pussycat have inspired audiences around the world with their innovative approach to puppetry and organ-based music. Parallel Universe: Quintron and Miss Pussycat Live at City Park was the artists’ first museum exhibition Read More

Dreams Come True: Art of the Classic Fairy Tales from the Walt Disney Studios

ended on March 14th, 2010

From November 15, 2009 to March 14, 2010, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) presented Dreams Come True: Art of the Classic Fairy Tales from the Walt Disney Studio, a major exhibition featuring more than 600 rarely seen original artworks that brought legendary fairy tales to the screen, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Read More

Käthe Kollwitz: Graphics from the Jean Stein Collection

ended on March 14th, 2010

From November 15, 2009, to March 14, 2010, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) presented a new exhibition of prints and drawings by one of Germany’s greatest 20th century artists, Käthe Kollwitz: Graphics from the Jean Stein Collection. Read More

William Woodward: An American Impressionist in New Orleans

ended on February 28th, 2010

Drawing from the holdings of both institutions, the exhibition featured more than 70 paintings, etchings, sculpture and ephemera related to Woodward’s life and works. A native of Massachusetts, Woodward came to New Orleans in the 1880s to teach fine arts, mechanical drawing and architectural drawing at Tulane University. Read More

Upcoming Exhibitions

Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society

on view starting March 13th, 2020

Nearly seventy of the finest examples of Asian art in the United States, collected by John D. Rockeller 3rd and his wife Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller between the 1940s and ’70s, will be showcased in an exhibition on loan from the Asia Society Museum. The extraordinary range of bronzes, ceramics, and metalwork reveals great achievements in Asian art spanning more than two millennia. Read More

Atomic Number Thirteen: Aluminum in 20th-Century Design

on view starting April 3rd, 2020

When chemists first successfully extracted aluminum from the earth in the mid-19th century, the raw element was as precious as gold. Today we take this ubiquitous material for granted, though aluminum allows for nearly every facet of modern life through its use in architecture, industry, and flight. This exhibition, drawn from NOMA’s permanent collection, explores the changing role of aluminum in twentieth-century design. Read More

New Photography: Create, Collect, Compile

on view starting April 17th, 2020

Over the past two decades, the ways in which we create, collect, and compile photographs have shifted dramatically. In broad strokes, we might define this shift as away from photographs as singular, iconic, and private objects to a ubiquitous, public, and collective phenomenon that is now often immaterial. This exhibition presents the work of four photographers, all of whom work with, and critique, these new practices in photography. Unified by their understanding of the photograph as an ambiguous messenger, each of these artists creates, collects, or compiles photographs to trace narratives about identity, community, and power. Read More

Dawn DeDeaux: The Space Between Worlds

on view starting October 16th, 2020

Dawn DeDeaux: The Space Between Worlds is the first comprehensive museum exhibition for the pioneering multimedia artist Dawn DeDeaux. Since the 1970s, DeDeaux’s practice has spanned video, performance, photography, and installation to create art that exists at the edge of the Anthropocene. Anticipating a future imperiled by the runaway population growth, breakneck industrial development, and the looming threat of climate change, DeDeaux has long worked between worlds of the present and the future. Read More


Current Exhibitions

Tina Freeman: Lamentations

on view through March 15th, 2020

Over the past seven years, Tina Freeman has photographed the wetlands of Louisiana and the glacial landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctica. In Lamentations, Freeman pairs images from these disparate regions in a series of diptychs that function as stories about climate change, ecological balance, and the connectedness of disparate landscapes across time and space. Read More


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