Announcement: Due to Covid-19, the majority of teen programs and events are being held virtually to continue to protect the safety and well-being of our participants, staff, and volunteers. In-person gatherings will comply with mask and social distancing guidelines. 

TEEN PASS | Teens are admitted to the museum for FREE year-round, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

Teen programs at NOMA are supported in part by Women For a Better Louisiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.



Teen Art Council

The NOMA Teen Art Council is a diverse group of creative teens that serve as leaders and ambassadors of the museum. Teen Art Council members meet on a weekly basis throughout the school year to engage in arts immersion programming of all kinds: interviews with contemporary artists, meetings and tours with museum staff, art-making workshops, planning and hosting teen events, and more! The TAC is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year! Click above to visit the TAC page to learn more.



photograph by Kayla Andrus

Teen Photo Challenge

The NOMA Teen Art Council presents the Teen Photo Challenge: Captured in Quarantine.  Teens in New Orleans and beyond were invited to reflect on their experience of current events through the medium of photography. All submissions were reviewed by members of the Teen Art Council and Brian Piper, the Mellon Foundation Assistant Curator of Photography.

Check out the committees’ selected featured photos on NOMA’s Instagram account.



Teen Day in the Garden

The Teen Art Council hosted TOGETHER MMXXI: Teen Day in the Garden on May 22, 2021 in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden Expansion (SGII). 

Visit the event page for a glimpse into this afternoon of art-making, wellness activities, and socially-distanced togetherness designed by teens, for teens.