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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. 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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  • So, it is about a 15-minute cab ride from the French Quarter, but it is worth it. The NoMa has an excellent collection of art and sculpture spanning the globe (African Art, Mayan Art, European Art, a ...  more »
  • Beautiful , A must place to visit in New Orleans, geat works of art, wonderful scupture garden , It was one of the high points of my trip to New Orleans  more »
  • The museum is not really worth a visit. There were a few cool pieces on Louisiana art, but for the most part it was a smaller and less impressive version of the greater museums. The museum is also ter...  more »
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  • It's a museum. Kinda disturbing that a place like this in a city like this has a European art focus. I guess if you have a slave statue out front you would have the master's art inside. New Orleans has a rich art history and that is what should be preserved in its museums.
  • Beautiful museum has small collection with varied focus. I was surprised at the size of the Flemish collection. It has interesting Louisiana art and decorative arts. I found the contemporary area to be most interesting. This museum is 3 stories and is easy to get around. I was unable to go to the sculpture garden due to rain. Parking seems to be outside along the road in the park.
  • 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.
  • Nice place to go check out art with local artist too and it is free for locals on Wednesdays City Park is always beautiful
  • 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.