New Orleans Museum of Art

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New Orleans Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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NOMA is committed to preserving, presenting, and enriching its collections and renowned Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden; offering innovative experiences for learning and interpretation; and uniting, inspiring, and engaging diverse communities and cultures. NOMA is New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution and most ambitious cultural convener. NOMA’s permanent collection is at the heart of all museum programs and has grown from 13 works in 1912 to more than 40,000 today.
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Neighborhood: 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.
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K. T
New Orleans, LA1,321 contributions
family of 5, two teens and a preteen and two adults. Free Parking. Kids admission FREE. Adult discounted due to having Culture Pass which is available through the New Orleans Public Library, must be a resident of New Orleans.

Visited the Queen Nefertari's Egypt exhibit. Very informative. We learned a lot.

Customer service was great. There is cafe NOMA (eatery) inside the museum and there is also a gift shop. Clean restrooms also available. 3 large floors of culture from all over the world.

Located within city park and a quick walk to Cafe Du Monde for delicious beignets.
Written March 24, 2022
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Liz S
41 contributions
Friends
My BFF and I visited this museum on our road trip. This was actually our first stop when we reached NOLA. We of course were met with charter busses full of Catholic Middle schoolers. Probably not the greatest idea bringing Middle schoolers to an art museum. Especially strict Catholic ones that were so mad that there were exposed body parts. We heard repeatedly how inappropriate all of it was. We also found it strange that there was 4 completely empty rooms right in the center of museum. Other than those things, we really did enjoy everything that we saw. From Jackson Pollock to the Picasso to the IKEA display of chairs! I would recommend seeing this museum. HOWEVER, keep in mind, parking is FAR from the greatest. They also don't allow you to wear "bookbags" of any size. Doesn't matter that it's much smaller than most women's shoulder bags.
Written May 30, 2022
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scott r
Silver Spring, MD594 contributions
Very pleased; it's a major city museum and has collection to match. Logical layout for the most part. You could argue that they are 'light' on the major french painters, but that's counterbalanced by other interesting selections, as well as a good (and sometimes whimsical) decorative and contemporary art sections. At $15 (I did not pop for the Egypt exhibit), this is a good deal. Ample parallel 'street' parking on long drive leading to museum; did not need to check out other options there.
Written May 14, 2022
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Susan C
Canby, MN11 contributions
WOW! This trip we came for the Egypt exhibit and we were astounded. It's a wonderful museum - not too big and the special exhibits are always exceptional. This one did not disappoint. The statues, jewelry and other artifacts were perfectly displayed and we went from one amazing sight to another.
Written June 8, 2022
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RALTEXAS
The Woodlands, TX11 contributions
The New Orleans Museum of Art is lcated in City Park along with several points of interest such as the Arboretum.

This is not a world scale museum to compare to the Louvre or the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, but it is well worth the time. The colllection is quite eclectic in its range of art and sculpture is especially well represented. The design collection, while not large, has pieces from various periods of Southern living. The modern design section is displayed by one familiar with the presentations at the MOMA in New York.

The museum restaurant is especially nice and the menu was created by the famous Brennan family. This was well worth half a day to a full day of time.
Written May 10, 2021
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WorldTravelers1999
United States558 contributions
We visited the art museum in Chicago a few years ago for our 20th wedding anniversary, and today we visited the New Orleans Museum of Art museum for our 22nd wedding anniversary. We truly enjoyed the art museum, especially the historical art on the first and second floors. Our daughter is six years old, and she enjoyed the art as well. It was a great place to communicate to her that there are many talented individuals who have gone before us, and we still enjoy the fruits of their labor today. We were really surprised by the works that they have here on display. Highly recommend!
Written June 27, 2021
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Lynn Berg
Naples, FL876 contributions
This museum had beautiful, classic paintings. I really enjoyed meandering through the several levels. The sculpture garden off to the side of the museum was lovely.

NOTE: You cannot walk inside the museum with your backpack on for fear it may knock into a piece. You will have to check your backpack.
Written September 28, 2020
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Carla C
Clearwater, FL46 contributions
We visited New Orleans on a girl's trip for my 30th birthday. I love going to museums and I knew we had to make a stop at the NOMA. This was a beautiful museum, a perfect activity for us to do on a very hot day in NOLA. The museum is very well organized and it has a diverse display of art from around the world. The sculpture garden is definitely a plus, and it is included with your entrance ticket to the museum. Don't forget to visit the New Orleans City Park, which is within walking distance of the museum, and take a picture by the beautiful bridge and the swans! We loved NOLA and we can't wait to go back.
Written July 4, 2021
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1991KEB
Navarre, FL1,307 contributions
Couples
The museum was laid our simple and elegant with a very wide variety of art from Italy's baroque art all the was to Louisiana art. French and Japanese also. We truly enjoyed it and if you are military admission is free in the summer. Thank you.
Written June 15, 2021
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Michael S
Toronto, Canada296 contributions
Unless you are a total yahoo, you know there is going to be at least one museum day when you are visiting New Orleans. The city boasts some excellent cultural events that do not include watered-down alcohol and bad music.
You should either spend that day in the WWII Museum or you can spend it at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The museum is located in a big park with (if the weather is nice) an outdoor sculpture garden. The museum is small but has some scathingly brilliant displayed collections.
Written February 13, 2020
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New Orleans Museum of Art is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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