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Portrait of Colonel George Watson (1718-1800)

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This is a three-quarter length male portrait of Colonel George Watson. He appears as a middle-aged man, dressed in a full powdered wig and an olive-brown coat with gold buttons and braid. He holds written document in his proper left… read more

Arts Quarterly

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Our award-winning members’ publication, Arts Quarterly features interviews, museum news, information on current and upcoming exhibitions, collection spotlights and more. For your convenience, it is available in both print and online form (interactive PDF below). To receive a print copy… read more

What is a Photograph?

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What is a photograph? How do we define its history? This exhibition, compiled mostly from NOMA’s permanent collection, examines many forms of photography from the 1840s to the present, in order to explore these questions. Over the past 190 years,… read more

Dario Robleto: The Prelives of the Blues

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Dario Robleto: The Prelives of the Blues is a solo exhibition of work by conceptual artist Dario Robleto, featuring sculpture and works on paper from the past ten years. This exhibition centers on the historical and emotional resonance of music,… read more

Connect

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While browsing NOMA’s collection online, you can save works of art and create your own collection! You can print your collection and use it for your own tour the next time you visit the Museum. read more

Artist Swoon Discusses Thalassa Sculpture

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Video by: Doug MacCash of the Times Picayune Caledonia “Swoon” Curry discusses her new print/sculpture installation “Thalassa” at the New Orleans Museum of Art, which she describes as a “beautiful, grotesque octopus jellyfish woman.” As she speaks, Curry credits Jay… read more

What is a Photograph?

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What is a Photograph? describes and includes many of the most common photographic processes (daguerreotypes, salted paper prints, gelatin silver prints, and inkjet prints), but it also includes objects, artifacts, and practices that have typically been considered marginal to the… read more

Create Your Own Collection

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While browsing NOMA’s collection online, you can save works of art and create your own collection! You can print your collection and use it for your own tour the next time you visit the Museum. read more

2005 New Orleans Triennial: A Southern Perspective on Prints

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“What is a print?” That question was posed in the call for entries for the 2005 New Orleans Triennial. Artists responses covered both ends of the spectrum, from traditional methodologies to the more contemporary development of digital practices. The choice… read more

Modern & Contemporary American Art

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NOMA’s collection of American Modern and Contemporary art ranges from the Impressionism of Mary Cassatt to the modernism of Georgia O’Keeffe, from the Abstract Expressionism of Jackson Pollock to the dynamic and varied work of contemporary artists. Also noteworthy is… read more

Photo Permit

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Portico and Sculpture Garden Photography Permit A $50 fee is required to take professional photos on NOMA’s portico or in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Purchase a permit online and in the “note to seller” field, write in the requested date… read more

Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

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This exhibition explores the making of Gordon Parks’ first photographic essay for Life magazine in 1948, “Harlem Gang Leader.” After gaining the trust of one particular group of gang members and their leader, Leonard “Red” Jackson, Parks produced a series… read more

Prints and Drawings

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NOMA’s Prints and Drawings collection is comprised of almost 7000 individual prints, books, portfolios and unique works on paper, the majority of which were executed by noted l9th and 20th century European and American artists. 20th century American drawings and… read more

Shadow and Light

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Every photograph depends upon the interplay of shadow and light for its existence. In fact, the earliest photographs were nothing but shadows, cameraless images created by placing some specimen directly on a piece of photographic paper. From the very origins… read more

Gentlemen Callers: Paul Cadmus and George Dureau

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“It’s almost time for our gentlemen callers to start arriving. How many do you suppose we’re going to entertain this afternoon?” -Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie TENNESSEE WILLIAMS World famous as an authority on Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner,… read more

Ansel Adams

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Ansel Adams was a collection of 125 black and white photographs by Ansel Adams, drawn from The Lane Collection and organized by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The photographs spanned fifty years of the artist’s career, with particular… read more

Lifelike

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Organized by the Walker Art Center, Lifelike invites a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations, which are startlingly realistic, often playful, and sometimes surreal. This international group exhibition features artists variously using scale, unusual materials, and… read more

Modern European Art

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Highlights of NOMA’s European modern paintings include outstanding examples of the important art movements of the 20th Century: Fauvism, Cubism, Die Brücke, Blaue Reiter, School of Paris, Surrealism and l’art brut. Fauvism burst onto the Paris art scene with the… read more

Photography, Sequence, & Time

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Individual photographs are powerful but open-ended messages. The photograph gives us a single moment, ripped from the relentless march of time and stripped of its narrative context. Without the before and after, this moment is re-staged as a timeless icon:… read more

NOMA 100: Gifts for the Second Century

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The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) opened on December 16, 1911 owning just nine works of art. Today the museum has over 35,000 objects in its holdings. In celebration of its centennial year, the museum is featuring 110 new… read more

ALBRECHT DÜRER: Renaissance Engravings and Woodcuts

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In 2007, NOMA presented a splendid exhibition of works by the Renaissance master Albrecht Dürer from two distinguished German collections. The original engravings and woodcuts date from 1496-1519 and included episodes from the Old and New Testament of the Holy… read more

Käthe Kollwitz: Graphics from the Jean Stein Collection

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From November 15, 2009, to March 14, 2010, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) presented a new exhibition of prints and drawings by one of Germany’s greatest 20th century artists, Käthe Kollwitz: Graphics from the Jean Stein Collection. Organized… read more

Orientalism: Taking and Making

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“Orientalism” describes the widespread popularity of European and American artists taking inspiration from art and people—both real and imagined—of Middle Eastern, North African, and East Asian cultures. A new installation drawn from NOMA’s permanent collection celebrates the beauty of 19th-century… read more

Orientalism: Taking and Making

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“Orientalism” describes the widespread popularity of European and American artists taking inspiration from art and people—both real and imagined—of Middle Eastern, North African, and East Asian cultures. A new installation drawn from NOMA’s permanent collection celebrates the beauty of 19th-century… read more

Circle Dance: The Art of John T. Scott

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From his early figurative work in welded steel, cast bronze, and intaglio printmaking, to his more recent forays into site-specific, public art and mammoth works on paper, Scott incorporates into each project a set of genetic-like markers that, accumulatively and… read more

Felix J. Dreyfous Library

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Welcome to your library! FELIX J. DREYFOUS LIBRARY MISSION STATEMENT The library is a resource center for the museum’s community. The Felix J. Dreyfous library of the New Orleans Museum of Art aims to support the museum’s mission to “inspire… read more

Dario Robleto: The Prelives of the Blues

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This spring NOMA is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by conceptual artist Dario Robleto, featuring sculpture and works on paper from the past ten years. Dario Robleto: The Prelives of The Blues centers on the historical and… read more

Beyond the Blues

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The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) in partnership with the Amistad Research Center presented Beyond the Blues: Reflections on African America from the Fine Arts Collection of the Amistad Research Center April 11 though July 11, 2010. This multi-faceted… read more