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New Orleans Museum of Art

1 Collin Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA 70124 (City Park)
(504) 658-4100
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Ranked #33 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: This museum specializes in pre-Columbian art but also houses paintings from European painters like Picasso and Degas.
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Washington State
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We took the street car from our hotel to City Park and it is a quick walk to the museum. Before going in we ventured through the sculpture garden, botanical garden and story land. The park itself is so clean and amazing. What a wonderful spot in the city. We have a patron pass at the Seattle Art Museum which... More

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albuquerque
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

not too big of collection but a few highlights: the imperial Russian objects and Juan Miro were my favorites. Interesting architecture too. Very good cafe (best lunch for whole trip). Also the ride on streetcar to get there was an adventure in itself.

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FL
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I loved this museum as a student and then later as an art teacher in Louisiana. The exhibits are well lit and presented in such a way that its a time travel experience from one floor to the other. The asian collection on the top floor is my favorite and flows nicely into the other exhibits and the museum often... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

During our trip to city park we also stoped at the NOMA (New Orleans Museum of Art). THey had all different kinds of art work (impressions, LA art, Modern art, French, European, and so much more.It was a great way to also cool down from the hot wheather (The higher you go in the museum the colder it gets (at... More

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Ohio
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117 reviews 117 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The museum was smaller than other big city art museums but did a good job of having a variety of art from different time periods. We also enjoyed the museum restaurant (very good food).

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Columbus, OH
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111 reviews 111 reviews
18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The featured exhibit wasn't something I'd pay to go see specifically, but overall it was a nice way to spend a couple hours getting some culture. There were a few pieces that were truly unique and some very old pieces there also.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My head was spinning shortly after going in here. Too much stuff going on. Too many different types of art and too many historic periods of art ( modern to prehistoric ). I thought the adjacent sculpure garden was simpler, better and it's also free ; so maybe go there instead of inside to the museum ( the NOMA entrance... More

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Denmark, South Carolina
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137 reviews 137 reviews
53 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Lukas and I stayed on for four extra days and nights after the second weekend of Jazz Fest. The Museum of Art was something I wanted to explore. We took the Canal Streetcar out to City Park. The streetcar line ends right in front of the museum. It is quite a trek from where you are dropped off to the... More

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HUNTINGDON VALLEY
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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

it can't compare to the NYC metropolitan, Chicago Art Institute or Phila Museum of Art, but it is a nice museum with some good collections and certainly able to see everything in one day. the sculpture garden outside is fun. take the street car to visit the museum. as members of the Phila museum at the supporter level, we could... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

NOMA is lovely little gem tucked in the middle of the New Orleans City Park. It is definitely not the biggest museum, but it has a good variety of exhibits including paintings, sculptures, and multicultural artifacts. I have been here twice and have enjoyed the special exhibits on both occasions (It was war photography last month and the Talladega murals... More

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