(New Orleans, LA) – As part of the $57 million Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund – established to support Gulf Coast areas impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill – the New Orleans Museum of Art will receive a two-year grant to increase the museum's visibility both regionally and nationally.
Through this Gulf Coast Promotional Fund, the museum will have the resources to implement a comprehensive media and marketing strategy. NOMA will use this generous award to advance the profiles of the museum and Gulf Coast through a cultural traveler programming initiative, which will attract increased regional and national audiences to the museum and region over the next twenty-four months.
NOMA's cultural traveler initiative is a complement to existing programming and recent successes, and will allow the museum to reach diverse populations across the country. This strategy will also deepen visitors' understanding of the singular, profound and rich cultural history of New Orleans and the ways the city has served as an inspiration for artistic creation.
Over the next two years, NOMA will use this distinctive funding opportunity to expose audiences to the myriad of programs and exhibitions that the museum has to offer. As the cultural center of New Orleans, NOMA is on the precipice of new opportunities to present and promote art across all disciplines.
Patrick A. Juneau, the Deepwater Claims Administrator, presented the checks to all grant recipients at a Ceremonial Check Presentation on Thursday, December 6, 2012 in NOMA's Stern Auditorium.
Wednesdays are FREE for all museum visitors. Adults, $10; Seniors (65 and up) and Students, $8; Children 7-17, $6; Children 6 and under, free. Free Wednesdays are made possible through the generosity of The Helis Foundation.
About NOMA and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden
The New Orleans Museum of Art, founded in 1910 by Isaac Delgado, houses over 35,000 art objects encompassing 4,000 years of international art. Works from the permanent collection, along with continuously changing temporary exhibitions, are on view in the museum's 46 galleries Tuesdays-Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The adjacent Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden features work by 62 artists, including several of the 20th century's master sculptors. The Sculpture Garden is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are fully accessible to handicapped visitors and wheelchairs are available from the front desk.
For more information about NOMA, call (504) 658-4100 or visit www.noma.org.