New Orleans Museum of Art

Contributors

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans’s 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. [1]

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 among meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges. [2]

Works Cited

  • NOMA. http://noma.org/pages/detail/175/Welcome. April 19, 2013.
  • NOMA. http://noma.org/pages/detail/175/Welcome. April 19, 2013.

This page was last modified on 19 April 2013, at 01:06

VIEW PLACE PROFILE

New Orleans Museum of Art

City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124