Past Exhibitions

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

Skylar Fein: Youth Manifesto

ended on January 3rd, 2010

Fall 2009, the New Orleans Museum of Art presented Skylar Fein: Youth Manifesto, the first solo museum exhibition of work by the New Orleans-based artist Skylar Fein. Focusing on youth culture, rock and roll, Americana and advertising, Youth Manifesto_tackled the pervasive power and symbiotic relationship between rock music and consumerism. The high-energy exhibition was comprised entirely of new work, including painting, sculpture, video and screen prints. Read More

The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography

ended on October 11th, 2009

From May 16 to October 11, 2009 the New Orleans Museum of Art presented The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography, a major exhibition of more than 200 works exploring the moments that shape our being, from intimate memories to historic tragedies. Read More

Objects of Desire: Faberge from the Hodges Family Collection

ended on January 18th, 2009

OBJECTS OF DESIRE: Fabergé from the Hodges Family Collection featured sculpture, jewels, smoking accessories, scientific instruments and other precious objects by Peter Carl Fabergé, and was on view from November 9, 2008 through January 18, 2009. Read More

Upcoming Exhibitions

Mildred Thompson: Against the Grain

on view starting October 19th, 2018

Against the Grain marks the first solo museum presentation of the experimental wood works of the American artist Mildred Thompson (1936-2003) in more than thirty years. Made during the artist’s self-imposed exile in Europe, Thompson’s wood pictures are only recently being rediscovered and presented in the United States. Read More

The Orléans Collection

on view starting October 26th, 2018

In celebration of the city of New Orleans’ Tricentennial in 2018, NOMA presents The Orleans Collection, an exhibition of selections from the magnificent collection of the city’s namesake, Philippe II Duke of Orléans. Universally praised in his lifetime, the exceptional collection was comprised of some of the most important works in the history of art. This exhibition will bring together a representative group of around forty masterpieces from Philippe’s collection, gathered from museums and galleries across the US and Europe, to tell the complex story of the collection’s formation, reputation, and impact for later generations. Read More

Keith Sonnier: Until Today

on view starting March 15th, 2019

This exhibition marks first comprehensive museum survey for Keith Sonnier, a pioneering figure in conceptual, post-minimal, video and performance art of the late 1960s. Born in Grand Mamou, Louisiana, in 1941, Sonnier was one of the first artists to incorporate light into sculpture: an innovation that forms the foundation of his subsequent work. Read More


Current Exhibitions

Best Seat in the House: Photographs by Del Hall

on view through January 6th, 2019

Del Hall’s career in photojournalism took him from his home in New Orleans around the world. As an Emmy Award-winning news cameraman and film editor, Hall pioneered the use of moving images on television news, and he applied the same perceptive and sensitive vision to take incredible still photographs. Read More


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