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New Orleans Museum of Art

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Address: 1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124-4605
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
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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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Surprisingly Nice

I wasn't expecting much, but I was impressed. It's not up to the level of the major European museums, but it was very nice for a small city. My children were amazed at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I wasn't expecting much, but I was impressed. It's not up to the level of the major European museums, but it was very nice for a small city. My children were amazed at the detail and skill in many of the Renaissance paintings. Much of the African section felt dark and morbid, with human bones as part of the art,... More 

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Thank Bridget P
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take an Uber and immerse yourself in this lovely museum for an hour or two. There is a pianist in the lobby which creates a nice ambiance. Small collection of artwork but very well curated. Don't miss out on the sculpture garden - it is beautiful and well worth visiting. The museum and sculpture garden are a 10 minute drive... More 

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Thank Kathleen V
Stratford, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, this was a nice museum. It had some interesting pieces, but overall, it isn't a "destination" museum. There were some nice parts to this and some interesting works but overall it was kind of mediocre. The modern pieces were a little more engaging, and there were some fine examples of many different styles, but I think there are more... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small for a city art museum, but well worth the hour you will spend there. Well curated. Part of City Park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but worth the visit, the museum has a collection that's diverse and represents many different periods. It's small enough not to intimate big enough to keep you interested. And it's on the way to the airport and they will check your luggage. That means if you have time to kill between checking out and your flight it's great.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it was full price, we couldn't see many rooms which was too bad. However, they did have an eclectic, diverse group of art. In particular, their traditional African section was quite extensive, even though I was wanting some contemporary art to counter the "primitive" collection their rooms held. On the flip side this is the first museum I... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not really deep into art so I can't speak to the depth of the collection, but we did see Monet and Picasso paintings. The temporary exhibit was related to industry and was a little interesting, but again we are not big art people so I can't speak to the quality. We did enjoy the sculpture garden as well.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kids enjoyed a fast-paced stroll through this museum, but really liked the amusing sculpture garden next door. Not sure what my rating would have been on any other non-free day. We plan to return annually.

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Thank LSUdad4
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In March the NOMA hosts its annual Art n Bloom where the museum is transformed into fabulous displays of flowers. Amateur garden clubs are assigned a piece of art from which they do a competitive interpretation in flowers. There are professionals who transform tables and other rooms into creative displays. It takes place over several days, including a Gala the... More 

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Charlotte NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Not too bad for a museum. Lots of history and not overly crowded so you can take the time to really look around

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Lakeview
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.