Art Makes Me…

On Friday, November 7, NOMA will host Odyssey’s Night at the Museum presented by IBERIABANK. This year, gala proceeds will strengthen and advance specific arts education programs at the museum.

NOMA is at the forefront of the arts education movement in our country. The museum’s innovative programs make a difference in so many lives—from improving literacy and math skills, to sparking entrepreneurship and building stronger neighborhoods. The benefits are proven and widespread, but more youth need access to these programs in order for us to see lasting change.

Last year, the New Orleans Museum of Art served 11,426 students, but our goal is to impact 25,000 school-age children and their families annually—over half of all students enrolled in local public schools.

How to get involved:

You can make a difference in supporting arts education!

For Odyssey 2014 sponsorship information click here.

The Odyssey Student Art Contest and Exhibition is hosted by the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Odyssey Ball Committee. Students in grades K-12 from Orleans and Jefferson Parishes enrolled in public, private, parochial and home schools are invited to participate. Get details here.

To learn more about NOMA’s innovative arts education programs and the impact they have in our local community follow NOMA’s #ArtMakesMe campaign through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We also want to hear from YOU. Tell us how art makes YOU feel. Share your favorite memories of art experiences at NOMA using the hashtag #ArtMakesMe through social media or email your story to

NOMA will post these stories on a wall in its Creative Concept Studio and award three free twelve-month Family Memberships for the most inspiring stories.