New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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. Plan to see New Orleans Museum of Art and other attractions that appeal to you using our New Orleans travel itinerary maker.
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This museum can't compete with the Met in New York, of course, but it does have a very nice collection of art, including some older Flemish, French and English artworks. the current temporary exhibit ... read more »
I was delighted by the diversity and quality of the art displayed. Sympathetically curated with helpful descriptions with every collection and piece. Check your bag for a comfortable stroll and enjoy ... read more »
Great exhibits, kind docents, and insanely awesome gift shop. There's wifi and a cafe if you need either of those. This spot is a great retreat from rowdiness and a fantastic fun at night. During spri... read more »
A really great collection of classical art - lots of works from the Dutch, French, and Italians. The international art, particularly the African collection, is also excellent. The current feature in manufacturing design is good, but the lobby art by Bob Dylan is probably only meaningful if you really like Bob Dylan; if his name wasn't attached I doubt they'd be there. The building itself is nice, but only the main staircase is really remarkable. The elevators are very slow, so build in extra time if you've got mobility impaired members in your party. The in museum cafe, like most museum cafes, is small and overpriced; it's also not handicap friendly. The adjacent sculpture garden is full of neat works, but without as map it's easy to miss things.
We are members of the Museum so we go often to see the numerous exhibits held and of course the permanent collection. The restaurant Cafe NOMA witin the museum is on of my favorite lunch spots.
Fabulous and funky collection with a little bit of everything. From ancient artifacts to modern masterpieces, this museum houses a fantastic collection. Great for a rainy day.
The one thing that made me rate this a 5 star is the fact that there was an amazing pianist there. There were tons of great exhibits and paintings but honestly I'm not into that.
Fantastic collection spanning from the Renaissance to modern artists. I loved the impresionists. They have a Monet that is amazing. I was surprised by the range of Modernists too, including a Modigliani, a Picasso, and several by my favorite Cubist, Juan Gris
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