Greenwood Parlor installation recognizes all lives lived at a St. Francisville plantation

In 2014, NOMA acquired the parlor furnishings from Greenwood Plantation, today called Butler-Greenwood, in St. Francisville, Louisiana. The 1850s/60s parlor suite survives with original textiles and rich documentation. After careful conservation, the parlor is one of the South’s best preserved examples of a pre-Civil War interior. In this installation, NOMA takes thoughtful steps to present the parlor’s story and recognize all the lives lived at Greenwood Plantation—Harriet Mathews, her family, and, equally, the enslaved men, women, and children whose labor created their wealth.  Read More


NOMA Book Club announces selections for 2020

Join NOMA staff and fellow book lovers as we read and discuss fiction and nonfiction books related to art, artists, art museums, NOMA’s collections and exhibitions. Eleven books have been selected for 2020. The Book Club is an informal group. Members do not have to attend every meeting and it’s understood if a member have… Read More


Q&A: Losing Earth author Nathaniel Rich addresses climate change at Friday Nights lecture

New Orleans-based writer Nathaniel Rich takes an in-depth look at the failure to act and efforts to dismiss warnings from scientists and activists in his book Losing Earth: A Recent History. In conjunction with exhibitions at NOMA that address environmental issues, Rich will discuss his research as part of Friday Nights at NOMA on January 17, at 6:30 pm followed by a book signing in the Museum Shop. Read More


Donate to the NOMA cause of your choice

NOMA thanks all who attended the 2019 Odyssey Ball, a night of fun and fundraising that supports the museum’s exhibitions, conservation work, and community-engagement programming. Opportunities remain to donate to your cause of choice. Read More