Through your membership, you inspire the love of art in every visitor who walks into the Great Hall or through the gates of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.



We invite you to visit the museum as often as you like, with free admission. Explore dozens of breathtaking galleries of artworks from every culture spanning more than 5,000 years of history. Stroll the Museum’s magnificent Besthoff Sculpture Garden, with more than ninety masterworks of modern and contemporary sculpture showcased in an eleven-acre site with reflecting lagoons, stately magnolias and 100-year-old live oaks draped in Spanish moss. Enjoy special members’ previews of all exhibitions and free admission to special events. Take advantage of a special member discount on art books, jewelry and gifts in the Museum Shop.

Members also receive a complimentary subscription to NOMA Magazine, the museum’s award-winning magazine that is printed three times per year with additional web-exclusive content.

If you have any questions or if we may be of assistance, please call Elisabeth Rietvelt at 504.658.4130 or email

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  • 17Tuesday

    Museum Highlights Tour

    1pm - 2pm
    NOMA docents guide visitors on hour-long tours of either the permanent collection or special exhibitions. Tours are free with NOMA admission. Meet in the Great Hall to join in. Read More
  • 17Tuesday

    The NOLA Project presents Measure for Measure

    7pm - 9pm
    The NOLA Project presents its ninth collaborative play at the New Orleans Museum of Art with a modern-verse interpretation of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. Read More
  • 18Wednesday

    Gallery Talk: Tina Freeman: Lamentations with Curator Russell Lord

    12pm - 1pm
    Gallery talks are casual conversations between artists, curators, and other special guests with NOMA visitors frequently scheduled throughout the year. Join Russell Lord, Freeman Family Curator of Photography, for a discussion about the exhibition Tina Freeman: Lamentations, a seven-year photo-documentation of Louisiana’s wetlands and the glacial landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic by Tina Freeman. Read More

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