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What travelers are saying
- Wow! What a beautiful garden! It was such a peaceful and interesting walk through this incredible garden, walking among the live oaks, around the water features and sculptures. Some of the art was fun- like the blue, red, and yellow Rodrigue dog or the Mardi Gras beads in the tree- and some was thought-provoking. This is worth a visit!Written November 13, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is one of the most interesting and wonderful museums I have ever visited. Many works by women and people of color, very accomplished people with interesting backgrounds. Many different types of artistic media over several floors. Benches on which to sit if you get tired or just want to look at the art a while. Reasonable admission ($10). Highly recommend.Written October 24, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- One man’s collection of jazz memorabilia which should rightly be displayed in a grand museum. Worth a visit if you’re a music buff or just want to learn about jazz greats of the past.Written April 1, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The contemporary arts centre sits in the wearhouse district of New Orleans. It was formed back in 1976 and is a valuable part of the community. Worth a look.Written February 15, 2022
- I had hesitated to go to the per(SISTER) exhibit, about incarcerated women serving life sentences in Louisiana, with my partner. However I knew all was right when he said afterwards “I don’t think I’ve ever learned more in such a short time”.
The interpretations by local artists of various SISTERS’ lives were beautiful and touching. The curator blended the right amount of information, along with an on the floor timeline of the justice system as it developed in Louisiana.
We were fortunate to be there for a tour, however, this is a tour that can be appreciated by taking the time to look, read, and then look again. Loved it.Written April 18, 2019
- This was a real eye opener...real history not what we have been told and read about..Th woman doing the lecturing was full of facts and history and a joy to listen to...You really should make this a stop and look at the articles, artifact and just plain get articulate about Black history in our country...Great Museum of TruthWritten August 13, 2018
- Unfortunately, the main building is undergoing renovations, so we visited the scaled-down version across the street in the Treme district. Still, it was a cool experience. There was an exhibit on early 20th-century photographers and Dutch Moriel, the first black mayor of New Orleans. It is $20 each so a little pricey but worth it to get a true experience of the culture in the city.Written March 13, 2023
- Found some unique pieces to take home. Nice having a variety of artists. Every time should have something different so would come back again.Written July 4, 2018
- I had a wonderful visit with artist Charles Gillam at this Algiers Point Destination. Charles is incredibly personable and filled with stories about the Blues greats and also about fellow artists and New Orleans history. Most of his art is for sale and incredibly affordable although you can visit the museum with or without purchasing. A taxi/LYFT ride from the heart of the French Quarter is only like $6 and completely worth a trip. Pure Magic for Folk Art Lovers!Written April 18, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions about New Orleans
- These are the best places for budget-friendly art museums in New Orleans:
- The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA
- Ogden Museum of Southern Art
- Treme's Petit Jazz Museum