The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, New Orleans

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.8/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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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  • We had taken the streetcar with plans to go to Lake Ponchatrain, and happened upon this along the way. The setting was great and artwork varied and interesting. We were surprised with the breadth of t...  read more »
  • Lots of sculpture, some classic and some abstract, some off the wall and some you wonder what they were thinking! Loved the layout of multiple circles around bodies of water, some sculptures making fu...  read more »
  • I wanted to go to the New Orleans Art Museum but it was not open, so we went to the sculpture garden which was right next to the museum. I was surprised at how many pieces of art was in this garden. M...  read more »
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