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Frontlet Headdress

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Cloth cap with a wood disk front highly carved with a bird motif. It has an enlarged beak colored bright blue and red. There is shell inlay around perimeter,and small feet protrude. Ermine pelts are attached around perimeter with a… read more

Oceanic Art

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The New Orleans Museum of Art’s collection of tribal arts from Oceania focuses on art works from Polynesia, Melanesia and Indonesia. Polynesia The connection features an 18th Century temple figure collected by Captain James Cook on his third voyage to… read more

Fauteuil a' la Reine et a' chassis

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Centrally carved in deep relief with a stylized shell motif, the arched crest rail is carved throughout the floral elements issuing foliate trailers to either side. A further shell ornament serves as the main feature of the undulating lower chair… read more

Yucca Kachina

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Kachina is wearing a skirt, and its arms are bent at the elbow, with its hands clenched in front. It had a cylindrical head with a projecting domed mouth with teeth and conical extended ears with red fiber attachments. Its… read more

Seated Warrior

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Burnished red clay figure of a seated man. Depicted with a headdress, he has one outstretched arm, and the other held close to his mouth. There is a large tortoise shell amulet inlaid on his chest, and incised detail throughout.… 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

NOMA’s Historic Urns Undergo Revitalization

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The New Orleans Museum of Art's Historic Urns Undergo Revitalization (New Orleans, LA) – Designed in the Beaux-Arts style by the architect Samuel A. Marx of Natchez, MS, the New Orleans Museum of Art is a handsome presence in City… read more

Options & Amenities

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Venue Options & Amenities All venues include free parking, security detail, handicap access, a facility manager for the duration of the event, and three hours set-up time. NOMA does not provide food, beverages, tables, chairs, or other equipment. A suggested… read more

Review: Brilliant Disguise at CAC

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By D. Eric Bookhardt | Gambit Weekly Click to read the review on Gambit Weekly’s website The Contemporary Arts Center's Brilliant Disguise show is nothing if not surprising. Organized by New Orleans Museum of Art curator Miranda Lash using work… read more

African Art

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The NOMA collection of tribal arts from sub-Saharan Africa is considered one of the most important half-dozen collections of its type in American art museums. NOMA’s commitment to collecting African art is half a century old, dating back to 1953.… read more

The Dish: Artful Dining at Cafe NOMA by Ralph Brennan

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After a long season of cramped department stores, family gatherings and endless eating, you deserve a little "me time." Why not enjoy a quiet, cultural respite and perhaps a light lunch? January is the final month to catch the artwork… read more

Review: Make Yourself at Home

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D. Eric Bookhardt on Jim Richard’s paintings at the New Orleans Museum of Art Click here to read the article on Gambit Weekly’s website. Art that refers to earlier art is nothing new - artists have always been influenced by… read more

Meetings, Corporate, & Social

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Event Venues for Meetings, Corporate, and Social Entertaining Woldenberg Board Room Located on the second floor with expansive park views, the room showcases 4 impressive inlaid wood tables that seat 12 guests per table. For a social setting, the room… read more

NOMA Shows Off Photo Collection

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By Eileen Fleming | WWNO Listen to the story here The New Orleans Museum of Art is offering a glimpse at a fraction of its collection of photographs. Of the 10,000 pictures, 132 are on display. We spoke with curator… read more

What is a Photograph?

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Posted by Wendy Rodrigue on Gambit blog. Few art exhibitions today span seamlessly two hundred years. I considered this at The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently during The Renaissance Portrait, a selection of paintings dated just prior to Leonardo da… read more

Review: Photography, Sequence, & Time

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By Nick Stillman | Pelican Bomb From the digital revolution all the way back to when photography was so primitive that an "operator" needed to affix a portrait sitter's head to the back of a chair with an iron clamp,… read more

Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial a must-see at NOMA

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By Doug MacCash, The Times-Picayune Trust me, you're going to love the 40 huge, lusciously colored, lavishly textured, carefully composed paintings, sculptures and drawings in the exhibit "Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial," now on display at the New… read more

"Lifelike" & Odyssey Ball

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On view November 11 to January 27, Lifelike explores the boundaries between the real and fabricated in the work of over 50 artists from around the globe. Artists featured in the exhibition Include Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei, Charles Ray, James… read more