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New Orleans Museum of Art

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Neighborhood: City Park
Art museums, Museums
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Address: 1 Collin Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone Number: (504) 658-4100
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: This museum specializes in pre-Columbian art but also houses paintings...
This museum specializes in pre-Columbian art but also houses paintings from European painters like Picasso and Degas.
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Wonderful Collections in a Serene Seting

City Park is a real treasure and the crown jewel is its art museum. Many of the exhibited works of art are truly thought-provoking and inspirational. We were fortunate to be in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Topeka, Kansas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

City Park is a real treasure and the crown jewel is its art museum. Many of the exhibited works of art are truly thought-provoking and inspirational. We were fortunate to be in New Orleans at a time Degas' Little Dancer on view. It was wonderful to see the hand drawings on the walls surrounding the resulting sculpture. Another recent exhibit... More 

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North of London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Specifically the Ethnographic collection. It covered most of Africa, Polynesia, Far East, Middle East and of course the native American tribes. I rate it as as amongst the finest I have ever seen. Most impressive. The rest of the museum contents were only average but the building is splendid and very well laid out in a delightful setting.

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Rochester, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I can't say what's inside because both times I tried to go in the museum it was closed for private events. I wish they had a sign, or maybe something on their website. Very upsetting!!

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Abingdon, Maryland
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173 reviews 173 reviews
9 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

While in town for Mardi Gras my husband and I ventured to the NOMA on Sunday morning as soon as they opened. We got there early to walk around City Park because my husband, a NOLA native had not been there since he was a kid. City Park is very nice and offers a variety of activities for families, i.e.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Full of good art. I had the opportunity to see the dancer by Degas and also other great painters as Picaso, Miró among others.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We never even made it inside the Museum; we had a short amount of time available and were drawn to the incredible Sculpture Garden. Very much worth taking time to stroll the grounds and take in up-close views of these magnificent sculptures!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you are anything like me, you may be a bit of a self-professed museum junkie. There's nothing quite like walking up the steps for the first time, not knowing what wonders may await just behind the entrance doors (unless you cheated and peaked online). With so many adventures to explore while in New Orleans, you MUST add the New... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great museum. Not too big yet a good sampling of art from the masters and from around the world. It takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours to see most of the museum. Nice little cafe too.

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NYC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Museum-wise a spoiled NYer so I was amazed at how much depth NOMA has. Definitely worth the street car ride, right out Canal (very easy: take City Park car to end, maybe 20 minutes). Went to check out the Louisiana art, found Greek antiquities, great African mask collection, Oceana, contemporary, Flemish, Roccoco, Baroque, sculpture and more. Very nicely curated -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Don't miss it. You can get in for free if you belong to any other major city's art museum and show your membership. They have a gorgeous John Singer Sargent portrait as well as great cafeteria.

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