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Flower Power

Flowers and Nature in Art

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Justice for All

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NOMA Presents Katherine Choy: Radical Potter in 1950s New Orleans

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) presents Katherine Choy: Radical Potter in 1950s New Orleans, on view now through April 23, 2023. An innovative artist in a number of mediums, Katherine Choy (American, b. China 1927–1958) developed radical ceramic work that was distinctively her own. In her short mid-1950s career in New Orleans, Choy was a national leader in evolving ceramics from utilitarian objects into the purview of expressive fine art. Read More

NOMA Announces Acquisition of Wangechi Mutu’s Crocodylus

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) announces the acquisition of Crocodylus, a sculpture by Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu. A gift of Sydney and Walda Besthoff, Crocodylus is the newest addition to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, and the last acquisition by the garden patrons before the passing of Sydney Besthoff in February 2022. The sculpture was first on view from November 2021 to January 2022 in New Orleans’ Crescent Park as part of Prospect.5.  Read More

Educator Guide for Queen Nefertari’s Egypt

This Educator Guide for Queen Nefertari’s Egypt includes sections highlighting five major exhibition themes pertaining to life and death during the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. Images of works of art from the collection of the Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, are included. Making Connections questions throughout the guide invite comparison between ancient Egypt and today. The packet includes pre- and post-visit lessons that can be adapted across grade levels. Read More

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