upcoming exhibitions


Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College

Opens May 16th, 2014

In 1938 Atlanta-based artist Hale Woodruff was commissioned to paint a series of murals for Talladega College,…


Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492–1898

Opens June 20th, 2014

Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492–1898 is the first major exhibition in the…


Photorealism: The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection

Opens November 9th, 2014

The New Orleans Museum of Art is pleased to be organizing Photorealism: The Sydney and Walda Besthoff…


Mel Chin: Rematch

On view through May 25th, 2014

Since the 1970s, Mel Chin (born 1951, Houston) has influenced a generation of artists and curators interested…


Photography and the American Civil War

On view through May 4th, 2014

More than two hundred of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War have…


Camille Henrot: Cities of Ys

Closed April 13th, 2014

The New Orleans Museum of Art is pleased to debut the first U.S. solo exhibition this fall…


Woven Histories: Houma Basketry

Closed March 2nd, 2014

Woven Histories: Houma Basketry celebrates the history and current practice of basket making and palmetto weaving amongst…


Chinese Jades from the Collection of Marianne and Isidore Cohn Jr.

Closed February 23rd, 2014

Chinese Jades from the Collection of Marianne and Isidore Cohn Jr. Chinese artists have worked jade for…



Closed January 19th, 2014

NOMA—>CAC Presents Edward Burtynsky: Water Edward Burtynsky: Water On view: October 5, 2013 – January 19, 2014…


Photography at NOMA

Closed January 19th, 2014

Featuring masterpieces by photographers such as William Fox Talbot, André Kertész, and Edward Weston, Photography at NOMA:…


Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

Closed January 12th, 2014

This exhibition explores the making of Gordon Parks’ first photographic essay for Life magazine in 1948, “Harlem…


Lin Emery: in Motion

Closed January 12th, 2014

For much of her life, Lin Emery has been fascinated by chaos theory, particularly as it relates…


'FOREVER' Mural by Odili Donald Odita

Closed October 7th, 2013

We are pleased to present a vibrant new work by artist Odili Donald Odita. In honor of…


Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms

Closed September 15th, 2013

This summer the New Orleans Museum of Art will celebrate the third installment of its Great Hall…


Shadow and Light

Closed September 8th, 2013

Every photograph depends upon the interplay of shadow and light for its existence. In fact, the earliest…