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Works from Around the World at the New Orleans Museum of Art

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Located in City Park, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is the city’s oldest fine arts institution and houses a permanent collection of nearly 40,000 works of art. Noted for its African, American, French and Japanese art, as well as glass and photography, NOMA is also home to the five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The garden features more than 60 sculptures surrounded by footpaths, lagoons, pedestrian bridges and 200-year-old live oaks draped in Spanish moss.

NOMA hosts semi-regular community activities – from yoga in the Sculpture Garden and Summer Art Camp to musical performances by local bands. In addition, the museum’s Café NOMA was promoted as one of the country’s best museum restaurants by Travel & Leisure magazine.

The museum promotes creative outlets of all kinds, including learning about, reflecting on and experiencing the art of many different cultures. In addition to permanent exhibitions, NOMA displays several temporary ones that emphasize diversity in the arts. Permanent exhibitions include:

  • Art of the Americas
  • European Art
  • Louisiana Art
  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Prints and Drawings
Photo Credit: New Orleans Museum of Art