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New Orleans Museum of Art

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Address: 1 Collin Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone Number: (504) 658-4100
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This museum specializes in pre-Columbian art but also houses paintings from...

This museum specializes in pre-Columbian art but also houses paintings from European painters like Picasso and Degas.

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We spent a couple of hours viewing the collection. An interesting collection. The gardens are well worth walking round with some interesting sculputures.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tony S
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Ely, United Kingdom

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Ely, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a couple of hours viewing the collection. An interesting collection. The gardens are well worth walking round with some interesting sculputures.

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Thank Tony S
Gainesville, Florida
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87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only had time for the sculpture garden but it was a great display of modern and ancient art from many famous sculptors. Very engaging, edgy even , and something that broadens your knowledge and spurs your imagination. Wonderful creativity on display for the curious and imaginative. Get away from the crowds and Bourbon Street and see this for a... More 

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Temecula, California
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The collection has a bit of everything: Italian Renaissance to modern photography. There are a few Impressionists of interest and some period furniture. It is set in a nice park easily reached by public transportation. There is a sculpture garden and a nice cafe.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It costs $10 per adult to get in and I spent about 2 hours in the museum. This included reading most of the available information for the art. I think roughly a third of both the second and third floors were closed. It had a nice mix of media and various art movements. The flow of the place was awkward... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent a wonderful afternoon in beautiful City Park at the NOMA and Gardens. Though limited in Impressionism and Modern Art, I thought the varied collections to be very impressive and the Tim Youd-100 Novels special exhibit interesting and exciting to see. Definitely worth a visit.

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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a much smaller art museum that others like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery, the MOMA, etc. It is three floors, and we were able to see it all in about 3 hours (where it takes days to see some other art museums). There are some nice pieces by Monet, one... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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433 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

NOMA is a beautiful building with a nice collection American and European artists, especially French. It has some nice Degas pieces, possibly because Degas lived in New Orleans for a time. Local Louisiana artists are well represented. It is also host to some excellent special and traveling exhibitions. For me, the best part of the museum its sculpture garden. Taking... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The home collections are beautiful, but catch the road shows to go with it and your day will not be a waste!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling with a wheel-chair bound child, the NOMA was a perfect place to spend a few hours. Beautiful art in an accessible setting provided a lovely time together.

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Texas
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266 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is quite a way outside of town. It is in the city park in a beautiful building. The space is very nice. Although there is some very nice art, the museum has a somewhat tired and dated feel to it. It could use a major facelift. Rather than concentrating in a few areas and doing that well, the... More 

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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.