Small Talks and Noontime Talks for the week of October 10–17

Del Hall, Sport of Kings, c. 1965, Archival inkjet print, Gift of the artist, 2017.7

Small Talks are ten-to-fifteen-minute gallery talks focused on one object or a small group of objects. These brief informal sessions enrich the visitor experience and allow visitors to learn more about works of art in NOMA’s permanent holdings as well as those on view in temporary exhibitions.

Wednesday, October 10, 3 pm: Curator Vanessa Schmid will discuss selections from NOMA’s permanent collection of portraits from the Dutch Golden Age.

Thursday, October 11, 3 pm: Curator Russell Lord will discuss selections from the exhibition Past Present Future: Building Photography at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Friday, October 12, 3 pm: Curatorial Fellow Brian Piper will discuss Best Seat in the House: Photographs by Del Hall.

Saturday, October 13, 11 am: Docent Harvey Orth will discuss Roland Penrose’s The Veteran.

Saturday, October 13, 3 pm: Docent Regina Shujaa will discuss Odili Donald Odita’s commissioned mural Forever.

Wednesday, October 17, 3 pm: Docent Beth Akin will discuss Giovanni Boldoni’s Portrait of a Woman in Profile.


Lina Iris Viktor, Second from the series A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred., 2018, 52 x 40 in., Pure 24-karat gold, acrylic, gouache, ink, print on cotton rag paper, Private collection, Courtesy of the artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle

Noontime Talks (12 pm) are casual conversations frequently scheduled throughout the year at noon between artists, curators, and other special guests with NOMA visitors. In the week ahead, Curatorial Fellow Allison Young will discuss works in the solo exhibition Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred on Wednesday, October 10. Curator Russell Lord will guide visitors through the exhibition Past Present Future: Building Photography at the New Orleans Museum of Art on Wednesday, October 17.

Admission is FREE to NOMA on all Wednesdays courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

Docent guided tours of the museum are offered daily at 1 pm. Guided tours of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are offered on Saturdays and Mondays at noon through November 26.