New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
NOMA is committed to preserving, presenting, and enriching its collections and renowned Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden; offering innovative experiences for learning and interpretation; and uniting, inspiring, and engaging diverse communities and cultures. NOMA is New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution and most ambitious cultural convener. NOMA’s permanent collection is at the heart of all museum programs and has grown from 13 works in 1912 to more than 40,000 today.
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Neighbourhood: Lakeview
Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.
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  • Sarah M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Artistic Culture and inspiration
    Peacefull and great place to visit outside of downtown City of New Orleans. Wonder green park full of family friendly things to do . Sculpture gardens free and than enjoy the cafe at museum and gift shop
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 November 2023
  • Vicky S
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This small but beautiful collection in a grand space, covers gems from around the art world.
    I was particularly impressed by the photography exhibit, In Light of Everything, by photographer Debbie Fleming Caffery. The building houses everything from the earliest paintings through Modern Art notables, and sculpture from Mayan and Olmec cultures through current Porcelaneous pieces. The museum abuts two beautiful sculpture gardens which have easy walking paths.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 January 2024
  • Heath W
    Denver, Colorado64 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Solid art museum and worth a trip
    A solid art museum with a decent number of works from the great artists and a solid number from more recent artists. The text for the work can be hard to read: low to the ground, and light font on a light background. It’s worth the trip but not something I’d go to again.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 January 2024
  • mtt1220
    Oviedo, Florida194 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful.
    We only went to the Sculpture Garden....which was free and huge! Mostly modern-type art. The gardens are well-tended, paths are well marked and maintained. the Cafe du Monde is just a few steps away. Go to the rest of the park when you're done. A great day to start a day.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 May 2024
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Travelling Pixie
Adelaide, Australia954 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
$20 is a lot for a gallery (I’m grateful museums and galleries are free at home!) however it was a nice space with some interesting works, good aircon and free wifi plus of course the free sculpture garden outside.
Written 14 July 2024
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mtt1220
Oviedo, FL194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We only went to the Sculpture Garden....which was free and huge! Mostly modern-type art. The gardens are well-tended, paths are well marked and maintained. the Cafe du Monde is just a few steps away. Go to the rest of the park when you're done. A great day to start a day.
Written 19 May 2024
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Richard L
Colorado Springs, CO6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Before going to NOMA we visited the National WW2 Museum at $32 each, it was well worth it. If NOMA’s value were prorated to the WW2 museum it would charge about $1.50. At $20 it is woefully overpriced.
Written 27 March 2024
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tommy j
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Went hoping to see Danny Lyon photography, alas there was none. Smaller than expected and staff was a bit unfriendly minus the girl at the ticket desk, she was very polite.
Written 26 March 2024
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,608 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
They have a special exhibition right now with floral arrangements (some are huge) scattered around the museum.
Some of the rooms were more interesting than I expected, like the African room, but overall the museum has something covering more cultures around the world.
We saw everything we wanted in just over an hour
Written 15 March 2024
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Heath W
Denver, CO64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A solid art museum with a decent number of works from the great artists and a solid number from more recent artists. The text for the work can be hard to read: low to the ground, and light font on a light background. It’s worth the trip but not something I’d go to again.
Written 18 January 2024
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Vicky S
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I was particularly impressed by the photography exhibit, In Light of Everything, by photographer Debbie Fleming Caffery.
The building houses everything from the earliest paintings through Modern Art notables, and sculpture from Mayan and Olmec cultures through current Porcelaneous pieces. The museum abuts two beautiful sculpture gardens which have easy walking paths.
Written 16 January 2024
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
What a wonderful and surprising inclusion our one hour visit to this art gallery was on a Viking City Tour excursion! Grab a museum layout map at the ticket desk to see the type of art displays on the 3 floors of the gallery. The art works - paintings, photographs, artifacts - range from European Renaissance, Impressionist to Oriental and the Americas. The rooms on the three floors have relatively small displays, but I always found something of interest. Imagine, finding a Monet painting here! Each work of art has a label beside it giving the important details always found in art galleries.

I spent most of my time on the 2nd floor with its displays of modern and impressionist art works (by Cassatt, Monet, Degas) plus Louisiana's artists where the docent gave a most revealing talk about the paintings depicting early New Orleans. There were also interesting artifacts of art works from Central America such as a Stele with clear images of its leader, and various unusual Inca chairs fashioned from stone. There was an amazing old garment decorated with glass beads done by a B.C. Kwakiutle First Nation person. I could closely examine how those tiny glass beads had been sown into an intricate colorful design. That was an unexpected display from back home! In the European Renaissance room I loved looking at the 2 full wall paintings of King Louis XVI and his Queen Marie Antionette which had once been gifted by the king to his friend and was now on display in New Orleans. How appropriate as there is a connection between Louisianna and this king. Also, take a close look at the garment made from sequins displayed at the top of the stairs behind the ticket desk - very eye-catching!

This art gallery is located in City Park. The park is huge with other attractions to enjoy like strolling on the many paths to look at sculptures, or to paddle on the Big Lake in a swan boat.
Written 13 January 2024
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HonestMcHonest
Denver, CO977 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A phenomenal museum in every respect - diverse collection that is well organized and set in one of nations largest urban parks
Written 4 January 2024
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mwhamburger
Seattle, WA829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
pretty interesting but not the greatest museum, we felt. There's also a sculpture garden with a lake that's lovely
Written 17 December 2023
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