Plan Your School Virtual Visit

⚠️ Due to concerns over coronavirus (COVID-19), all school and group tours are suspended until further notice. View options below for a virtual visit.

For more information, contact the Learning and Engagement Department at (504) 658-4128 |

Available beginning October 1, 2020.

Bring art into your classroom or directly to students at home! VIRTUAL VISITS are 30-minute live art discussions via a video-conferencing platform of your choice. Each scheduled session includes a pre-visit consultation to customize your experience. During the live Virtual Visit, a museum educator presents students with three works of art, asking open ended questions and making connections to the selected theme. Each Virtual Visit is standards-based and includes teacher-led lesson plans and activities for students to complete before and after the session.


Virtual Visits are offered to K–12 school groups free of charge.


Virtual Visits are available Tuesday through Friday.

Start times for Virtual Visits are from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.


Each theme can be adapted for students of all grade levels. Requested themes may be available with one-month advance notice.

Visual Literacy & the Elements of Art
How do artists use visual clues to share their ideas through art? Observe how the elements of art offer a language for artistic expression and discuss how the selected artists use these elements to express their ideas.

What’s the Story? Narrative in Art
What role does imagination play in interpreting works of art? Using the work of art as a starting point, consider what might happen outside of the frame. One work of art can tell many stories.

Art & Ecology
From landscapes to disaster scenes, artists have long been inspired by the natural world and human disruption of it. Discover works that explore and expose the relationship between man and nature.

Art for Social Change
Artists respond to, record, and promote social movements of their time. Discuss the role of art in creating opportunities for social change and explore how artists contribute to the historical record.

Looking for a theme that you do not see above? Contact us!
With one month advance notice, we will design a session for you.



Please request your Virtual Visit with a minimum of two weeks notice.

There are 3 ways to start the reservation process. 

  1. Fill out the form below
  2. Email
  3. Call 504-658-4128

School Virtual Visits

Submitting this tour request does not guarantee that your virtual visit has been scheduled. You will be contacted by NOMA staff to confirm your request.
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Education and outreach initiatives at NOMA are supported in part by The National Endowment for the Humanities; Lois and Lloyd Hawkins Jr. Foundation; The Helis Foundation; The City of New Orleans; IBERIABANK; The Wagner Foundation; Janice Parmelee and Bill Hammack; the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, funded by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation; Sara and David Kelso; Patrick F. Taylor Foundation;  Dr. Scott S. Cowen; The RosaMary Foundation; The Azby Fund; the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency; The Collins C. Diboll Private Foundation; Burkenroad Foundation; Marian Dreux Van Horn Education Endowment; Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust; Elizabeth and Willy Monaghan; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Pamela and Robert Steeg; Pamela Ryan; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.; Marie and Harvey Orth; and The Bruce J. Heim Foundation. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.