New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans

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The city park provides a fitting backdrop for New Orleans Museum of Art, which features art from around the world. With particularly impressive collections of French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese art, the museum now features nearly 40,000 works of art. Opened in 1911, it is the city's oldest institution for fine arts. You'll find works by Picasso, Renoir, Monet, and Jackson Pollock on display inside, and 2 hectares (five acres) of sculpture gardens on the museum's grounds. The sculpture garden showcases over 60 sculptures by artists from around the world and includes mature pine, magnolia, and oak trees. New Orleans Museum of Art is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, New Orleans Edition.
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  • October 3, 2017
    The gold cabin exhibit was incredibly moving. We also enjoyed the mainstays and temporary exhibits. We also enjoyed the downstairs cafe. Good coffee.  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    The museum is small and has 2 exhibit floors. The items on display are of very good quality. You can see everything in 1 to 2 hours. The sculpture gardens is unique and is a must see place.  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    How can I start, it is breath taking and eclectic art collections. You walk through the XVIII century historical, French, Spanish influences via the Indians to meet with modern art. It is limitless jo...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    It's a great vacation destination. My adult children and myself were able to do alot of things together. People are so nice and extremely helpful.
  • July 1, 2017
    We started with a great brunch in the cafe. The artwork was comprehensive and well displayed. I recommend spending time in the gold log cabin.
  • May 15, 2017
    Excellent art museum with a surprisingly delicious (and affordable) cafe for lunch. They have a wide variety of art ranging from African sculptures to modern paintings. And don't miss the sculpture garden outside!
  • May 30, 2017
    not the place for kids, my bunch are rowdy and the staff likes to keep it quiet. still some interesting old stuff to see but thats everywhere down the french quarter. Good restaurants nearby.
  • March 31, 2017
    We enjoyed the museum, and there are an interesting collection of pieces and exhibits. It is a bit smaller than we had originally thought, but they do a pretty good job getting a variety of things into the space. Definitely worth an hour or two if you are in the area, and also can be a great place to take a break from the heat of the park!

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