NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Friday, November 15, 2019, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) celebrates Odyssey 2019: Mystère Louisiane presented by IBERIABANK. Now in its 53rd year, the premier event of the New Orleans gala season raises funds to support NOMA’s nationally-recognized exhibitions and educational programs, which bring more than 300,000 annual visitors to the museum and Besthoff Sculpture Garden. This year’s event co-chairs are Anne and Edmund Redd and Rupa and Tarun Jolly.
Premiering that evening, Odyssey 2019 features NOMA’s fall special exhibition, Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana. The first major exhibition on Louisiana landscape painting in more than 40 years, Inventing Acadia explores the rise of landscape painting in Louisiana during the 19th century, revealing its role in creating—and exporting—a new vision for American landscape art that was vastly different than that to be found in the rest of the United States.
IBERIABANK is the title sponsor of Odyssey Ball. “IBERIABANK has partnered with NOMA for decades, and we are looking forward to another exciting Odyssey Ball,” said Hunter Hill, New Orleans Market President of IBERIABANK. “There are several new features and surprises for this year’s event, so you won’t want to miss it.”
The evening kicks off with the Patron Party from 7-8 PM, and continues with the gala from 8 PM-midnight. Entertainment is presented by Élan Artists. Cuisine will be provided by 1718 Catering & Events along with libations from Libations by Sazerac New Orleans.
NOMA thanks this year’s returning presenting sponsor, IBERIABANK.
Hyatt Regency is the Brillante sponsor of the event.
Beaucoup sponsors include: the Goldring Family Foundation and Vulcan Materials Company.
Lumiére sponsors include: Delta Airlines, Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation, Feil Family Foundation, Tim L. Fields and Chris Bergeaux, Martha and Bill Gunther, Rupa and TJ Jolly, The Lupin Foundation.
Élan Artists are the evening’s Entertainment Sponsor.
NOMA thanks this year’s media sponsor The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate and Gambit Weekly.
About NOMA and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden
The New Orleans Museum of Art, founded in 1910 by Isaac Delgado, houses more than 50,000 works of art encompassing 5,000 years of history. Works from the permanent collection, along with continuously changing special exhibitions, are on view in the museum’s 46 galleries Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM, select Fridays from 10 AM to 9 PM, Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sundays from 11 AM to 5 PM. NOMA offers docent-guided tours at 1 PM Tuesday – Sunday. The adjoining Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden features work by more than 85 artists, including several 20th and 21st-century master sculptors. NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden is free and open to the public seven days a week: 10 AM to 6 PM. The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are fully accessible to handicapped visitors and wheelchairs are available from the front desk. For more information about NOMA, call (504) 6584100 or visit www.noma.org. Museum admission is free on Wednesdays for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Children 12 and under receive free admission. Teenagers (ages 13-19) receive free admission courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
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