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New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)

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The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans' oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911 with only 9 works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the south.

The five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States, with over 60 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges.

This is your museum. We hope you will visit, and visit often.

Pardon our Progress!

During your next visit to NOMA you may notice that some of the galleries are closed for renovation. When these galleries re-open, they will do so with new floors- either hardwood or restored mosaic tile. The gallery closings will shift throughout the museum as progress is made, so that the majority of our collection is still on view. Please check back regularly for updates on gallery closings and re-openings.

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Hours:Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Fridays, we are open until 9 p.m. for evenings of after-hours fun called Where Y’Art?! Please note that the last admission to the museum is 45 minutes before closing. New Museum Hours (starting 1/1/2013) Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday Holiday Hours CLOSED Christmas Day (Museum & Sculpture Garden) OPEN New Years’ Day, 1/1/13, from 12-5 p.m.


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