Remembering Lin Emery



NOMA honors the life and achievements of sculptor Lin Emery, one of New Orleans’ most beloved and accomplished artists. Internationally recognized for her lyrical, reflective sculptures, Lin was a vital part of New Orleans’ creative community.⁣

Her large-scale sculptures, made of brightly polished steel, use motors and magnets to move in space, beaming out waves of bright light and beautiful energy. Her art is a gentle breeze on a sunny spring day; sunlight rippling across the bayou at sunset; the feeling of your body swaying softly and slowly to music. Often inspired by music, her art moves to a rhythm all her own.⁣

We thank Lin for her remarkable contribution to NOMA, to the arts, and to the life of this city. One of the first artists to work with moveable sculpture, anywhere across the globe, Lin leaves us with a remarkable legacy that will continue to inspire us to consider how we want to move through the world.


Lin Emery: In Motion was on view at NOMA November 10, 2013 – January 12, 2014

NOMA is committed to uniting, inspiring, and engaging diverse communities and cultures through the arts — now more than ever. Your gift will make a direct and immediate impact as NOMA welcomes our community back to the museum and sculpture garden, plans new exhibitions, and develops virtual and at-home arts education resources for school partners.