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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 166 attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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143 reviews 143 reviews
61 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building with a lot of potential. The staff was not very knowledgeable about the collection itself (I asked 3 different people about what items in the permanent collection shouldn't be missed). No phamplets available highlighting the specific pieces-so that was disappointing, too.

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santa barbara
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I was so lucky to see the special exhibit of Civil War Photographs. The exhibit took up three rooms and was very well put together. The written information on the wall was easy to read and extremely helpful. I'm so glad these relics have been preserved. So worth seeing. I didn't have much time to see the rest of the... More

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The exhibits were good - well organized and labelled. It was easy to go around and see things. There was quite a variety of older, classic and contemporary art. My favorite is the Impressionists like Monet, Van Gogh and Degas. I wish they had more than one Degas piece but there is a separate museum of his in town -... More

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134 reviews 134 reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The sculpture garden in great. Pieces here to please anyone. The art museum itself was a disappointment (hence, my review title). The collection was small and there had been some kind of event with installations of flowers and table settings, which were distracting and in the way of the art. The Civil War photography was of great interest and saved... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Like most of New Orleans, the museum itself has a much history as the art inside. The building was erected in 1911 and donated along with the land around it by sugar broker, Isaac Delgado. The first floor has multiple galleries of amazing portraits from the Italian and French Renaissance periods. The second level has more portraits, but is hi-lighted... More

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Newington, CT
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We try to visit the local art museums whenever we travel, and we enjoyed this one very much. It is located in City Park, easily accessible by street car or cab. The collections are nicely varied. I was surprised to find some very interesting Native American galleries that covered many different peoples. The Japanese and Chinese galleries are lovely, too.... More

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Worth visiting for the collections as well as the structure and park. We tend to visit city art museums a lot and this is a nice tidy little one worthy of your support.

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San Francisco
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21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I happened to drop in when there was an amazing bluegrass band playing. I felt bad because people weren’t hanging out to listen to them, and the atrium created a lot of blank space. But they were super good and I stayed as long as I could. It is a nice sized museum with a large variety of things, from... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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169 reviews 169 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We became members yesterday! Set in the wonderful City Park, the museum has many different exhibits, a restaurant, bookshop and sculpture garden right next door. Excellent Civil War photographic display on at the moment. Check out the photos of soldiers' wounds and the one of the pile of amputated legs. More men were killed in this war than all the... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This art museum in City Park is well worth a visit. Can be reached by streetcar. Good permanent collection and interesting special exhibitions. Broad collection, but also special collection of works by Louisiana artists. Cafe offers good food and nice view over a lake.

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