Teapot by Modernist Sargent Johnson reflects the artist’s multicultural influences

With a body like a polished stone and a handle reminiscent of indigenous Mexican animal figures, a recently acquired teapot seems to be of both nature and man, both ancient and modern. This elegant 1941 teapot by the prominent African American Modernist sculptor Sargent Claude Johnson is an extraordinary new addition to NOMA’s decorative arts collection. Read More


Studio KIDS! offers workshops for budding artists ages 5 to 10

This fall, Studio KIDS! presents “Text and Textures” art classes for kids. Perfect for students ages 5 to 10 who want to get creative and learn art-making techniques. Studio KIDS! explore art in NOMA’s galleries or the Besthoff Sculpture Garden as inspiration for an art project they complete in each session. Read More


NOMA+ workshop engages incarcerated students at the Travis Hill School

NOMA+, a mobile pop-up museum that debuted in 2018, continues to serve audiences and communities  who have historically not been engaged  with the New Orleans Museum of Art. For two days in June, Community Engagement Curator Nic Aziz led an art worskhop with students at the Travis Hill School within Orleans Parish Prison. Read More