Past Exhibitions

Jasper Johns: Reversals

ended on 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

Visions of US: American Art at NOMA

ended on 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

Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi

ended on 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

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

Self/Reflection

ended on August 9th, 2015

A selection of works from the permanent collection by Brassaï, Jaroslav Rossler, Florence Henri, Clarence John Laughlin, and others that investigate, play with, and exploit reflections and mirror images in modern photography. Read More

Kongo Across the Waters

ended on May 25th, 2015

This exhibition explores connections between the art and culture of the Kongo peoples of western Central Africa and African American art and culture in the United States. Read More

Photo-Unrealism

ended on April 25th, 2015

This exhibition from the permanent collection explores the history of the abstract, the unreal, and the surreal in photography from its origins to the present Read More

Degas’ Little Dancer

ended on March 1st, 2015

NOMA will share this renowned work, on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, with audiences in a newly created focus gallery this fall. Read More

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Lee Friedlander in Louisiana

on view starting April 27th, 2018

One of the most famous living American photographers, Lee Friedlander has been visiting Louisiana since 1957 to document New Orleans jazz and to make artful street photographs. Lee Friedlander in Louisiana is the first major exhibition in any institution to examine the full scope and influence of Friedlander’s work in the region on the history of photography. Read More

Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories

on view starting June 29th, 2018

Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories marks New Orleans’ three-hundredth anniversary by bringing together a group of seven contemporary art projects that focus on forgotten or marginalized histories of the city. Read More

The Orléans Collection

on view starting October 26th, 2018

In celebration of the tricentennial of the city that bears his regal title, NOMA will present an exhibition of selections from the magnificent personal collection of French nobleman Philippe II, the Duke of Orléans. This international loan exhibition will bring together masterpieces by Veronese, Valentin, Poussin, Rubens, and Rembrandt that formerly graced the walls of the Palais Royal in Paris. Read More


Current Exhibitions

Veronese in Murano: Two Venetian Renaissance Masterpieces Restored

on view through September 3rd, 2018

NOMA is only the second US museum to host this focused exhibition on two recently conserved and rarely seen paintings by the celebrated Italian Renaissance artist Paolo Veronese (1528–1588), St. Jerome in the Wilderness and St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. PeterRead More


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