Take a virtual tour of the museum and view special web-exclusive exhibitions

NOMA and the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden feature a selection of tours available on the Mobile Guide accessible via your own smart-phone. Click here to access the Mobile Guide.   The New Orleans Museum of Art is a proud partner of the Google Cultural Institute, offering high-resolution images of works in the museum’s permanent collection to… Read More


Torkwase Dyson’s commissioned works examine Black Compositional Thought

Torkwase Dyson will speak about her new exhibition, Torkwase Dyson: Black Compositional Thought | 15 Paintings for the Plantationocene, as part of Friday Nights at NOMA on January 24 at 7 pm. Her abstract works are informed by Black Compositional Thought, a working term that considers how waterways, architecture, objects, and geographies are composed and inhabited by black bodies. Read More


Object Lesson: Surf Bathing, Grand Isle by John Genin

John Genin’s panoramic portrayal of a leisurely day at the beach in Surf Bathing, Grand Isle (c. 1885–1890) is a scene familiar to generations of Louisianians who have enjoyed carefree excursions to Louisiana’s only inhabited island in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More


Around the world and throughout history artists have engaged with diverse beliefs in their artistic endeavors. Here is an opportunity for you to participate in an exchange of beliefs within the NOMA community. A belief statement can be a personal philosophy, a guiding idea that you live by, a reason for doing what you do…. Read More


January 31: NOMA celebrates all things Scottish on festive Robert Burns Night

More than 200 years after his untimely death, Robert Burns remains a beloved Scottish poet whose birthday is celebrated the world over. Bagpipes, folk dancing, dramatic recitations—and a parade of haggis—will all be part of a Friday Nights at NOMA tribute on January 31 from 5 to 9 pm in partnership with The NOLA Project theater company. Read More