The New Orleans Museum of Art is celebrating its 100th birth anniversary this week, and it's doing so by opening its doors for 31 continuous hours.
From Friday, December 16 at 10 am until Saturday, December 17 at 5 pm, NOMA will remain open, inviting residents and visitors to celebrate its 100 years with music, family art making activities and walk-throughs at no charge.
"These treasures belong to the people of New Orleans," said Grace Wilson, the museum's director of communications and marketing, in an email. "This weekend we will open the doors for all to enjoy them."
There will also be a talk about NOMA's rich history, as well as our bright future. There's also our centennial exhibition "NOMA 100: Gifts for the Second Century" not to be missed.
The museum, originally named the Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, opened its doors on December 16, 1911. At the time, the collection consisted of no more than nine works of art. Over the past 100 years, the museum has grown its collection to nearly 40,000 art objects in its permanent collection – the newest 110 works of which are on display in the centennial exhibition, NOMA 100: Gifts for the Second Century.
For more information on the celebration or centennial exhibition, visit www.noma.org
EVENTS – Friday, December 16th:
• 5 pm to 8 pm: Art Making Activities
• 5 pm to 7 pm: Piano by Wayne Daigrepont
• 6 pm: Comedic Improv Tour by The New Movement
• 7 pm: Raffle drawing for the NOMA 100 Green Playhouse
• 7 pm to 8:30 pm: Isidore Newman Choir
• 7:30 pm to 8 pm: Reading with Mark Yakich from Checking In/Checking Out
• 8 pm to 12 am: Art Making Activities by Prospect.2
• 8:30 pm: Tour by Modern and Contemporary Art Curator Miranda Lash
• 9 pm to 12 am: New Orleans Jazz Institute Quartet
• 9:30 pm: Irvin Mayfield performance and book signing
• 10 pm: Comedic Improv Tour by The New Movement
Saturday, December 17th:
• Midnight to 3 am: Quintron – DJ Set
• Midnight film screening of of The Science of Sleep
• 2 am film screening of Basquiat
• 3 am to 6 am: DJ Kazu
• 4 am film screening of The Science of Sleep
• 8 am: Yoga in Second Floor Museum Galleries
• 9 am to 11 am: NOCCA Red Hot Brass Band: Jazz Brunch in Café NOMA by Ralph Brennan
• 11 am to 4 pm: Art Making Activities (Young Audiences and YA/YA)
• 11 am: Roots of Music Second Line around NOMA leading to the front steps
• 11:30 am: "Louisiana Purchase" performance by ARISE Academy 2nd grade students
• 12:00 pm: Vocal performance from the New Orleans Opera Association
• 12:30 pm: Young Audiences of Louisiana presents D'Project, Inc. Youth Ballet Ensemble from Woodmere Elementary's "Seasons of Joy"
• 1:00 pm: Music performance by Talented Music students of the Recovery School District
• 1:30 pm: Theater performance by Talented Theater students of the Recovery School District
• 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Amanda Shaw Finale Performance