Sculpture Garden Guidelines

The Besthoff Sculpture Garden is the outdoor gallery of NOMA. Our sculptures and plantings are very important. Museum behavior applies.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Stay on the pathways and mowed lawns for your safety as well as the safety of the sculptures and plants.
  • Sculptures may be damaged by touching. Please refrain from touching all works except Allison Saar’s Travelin’ Light.
  • Running, climbing, and horseplay are not allowed in the Sculpture Garden. It should be treated as an outdoor museum.
  • Many varieties of plants, wildlife, and insects make their homes in the Sculpture Garden. Please do not disturb these valuable members of our ecosystem.
  • Speak in a normal voice. Other visitors could be disturbed by shouting.
  • Dispose of trash in proper receptacles.
  • Food and drink may be enjoyed at one of City Park’s many dining locations. Picnicking is not allowed in the Sculpture Garden.
  • Service dogs are welcomed, but please do not bring your pets.
  • Sporting activities are not permitted.
  • Bicycles, skateboards and motorized transportation should be enjoyed outside the Sculpture Garden.
  • The Garden is a Smoke Free zone

Permits and fees are required for professional photo shoots. Please contact Maura Minteer, Private Events Manager, at (504) 658.4139 or for more details.