Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana

Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana, on view from November 16, 2019, through January 26, 2020, 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. Read More

An Ideal Unity: The Bauhaus and Beyond

Celebrating the centennial of the Bauhaus (1919-1933), An Ideal Unity explores the artistic breadth of the innovative school that integrated fine arts and design. Including photographs and decorative arts from NOMA’s permanent collection, the exhibition underscores the principles of the Bauhaus aesthetic and mission. Read More

LOVE in the Garden presented by Hancock Whitney celebrates New Orleans art, cuisine, and libations

The New Orleans Museum of Art will celebrate LOVE in the Garden presented by Hancock Whitney on September 27, 2019. Now in its fifteenth year, guests will enjoy cuisine from over sixty of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, and craft cocktails from New Orleans’ top bartenders as they vie for first place in the sixth-annual LOVE Cocktail Challenge. Local New Orleans food trucks presented will provide late-night fare to keep the party going into the evening. Read More

You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place

You Are Here, on view April 26–July 28, 2019, both embraces and challenges the photograph’s role as a faithful record of place, examining photography’s successes and failures in rendering and sharing fragments of the world. Drawn almost exclusively from NOMA’s permanent collection, the exhibition traces a history of photography and place from the origins of the medium to the present.  Read More

Art in Bloom 2019 Looks to the Future at NOMA: Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond in Partnership with IBERIABANK March 27-31

With a focus on light, transformation and discovery, the theme of Art in Bloom 2019 at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond. This highly anticipated springtime event takes place March 27-31. After an extraordinary Tricentennial year of reflection and celebration, 2019 presents the opportunity to look ahead with limitless imagination and innovation. Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond is in partnership with IBERIABANK.  Read More

NOMA announces artists selected for Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden expansion

Opening on May 15, 2019, the expansion of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art will feature 26 new works by artists working primarily in the 21st century. The expansion, which broke ground in December 2017, builds on the success of the museum’s existing five-acre Besthoff Sculpture Garden, widely regarded as one of the top sculpture gardens in the world. The existing site is home to 64 sculptures from renowned artists from the 19th century to the present. Read More

Bondye: Between and Beyond | Tina Girouard’s Flags on View for Mardi Gras

NOMA presents Bondye: Between and Beyond, on view January 25 through June 16, 2019, featuring a series of sequined prayer flags by Tina Girouard with Haitian artists in Port-au-Prince. Inspired by the blend of Caribbean, African, and European culture in her own Louisiana hometown, these flags reference a range of international traditions expressed in Vodou, from All Saints Day in France to New Orleans Mardi Gras and Haitian Kanaval. Read More