The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, New Orleans
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Part of New Orleans' biggest and oldest museum of fine art, The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA contains works by sculptors from around the world donated by two notable arts patrons. Situated behind the museum's main building, the 2 hectare (5 acre) landscaped garden exhibits about 60 sculptures, scattered among the verdant vegetation that includes oaks, magnolias, pines, and camellias. Follow the walking trails to see works by Henry Moore, Fernando Botero, Antoine Bourdelle, and Gaston Lachaise. If you'd like a free audio tour for your mobile device, drop by the information window at the garden entrance. Learn about the history of the garden by picking up one of two illustrated publications available at the museum shop. For travelers who use our world travel planner, New Orleans holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Before exploring the beautiful Museum of Art which adjacent, discover this beautiful garden, free, where sculptures from all periods and all currents allow themselves to admire in a lush and peaceful, setting around a pretty Lake.
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  • The sculpture of karma is one I'll never forget. Volunteer docent (man in wheelchair) was excellent. If he is there, seek him out. The head of one of Rodin's Burghers of Calais is haunting - having se...  more »
  • Out in City Park do take time to wander around the shaded area holding a range of modern art works. In truth I am a very long way from being competent or knowledgeable enough to pass judgement on thes...  more »