Check it out: The New Orleans Museum Of Art
1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, 504-488-2631
If you are planning a trip to New Orleans, adding the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) to your “to do” list is a must. At NOMA, treasured artwork valued at over $200 million is open to the public everyday. The collection of 40,000 objects is sure to impress, ranging from French and American art to photography, African and Japanese works and everything in between. The world-class venue located in City Park also features the five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Get lost in the natural beauty as you wander amongst 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias and of course, the 50 unique sculptures situated on the exquisitely landscaped site.
For those visiting New Orleans during this time period, consider including an evening at NOMA. The Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast is located on the streetcar line which can take you to City Park. Fare for the trip is $1.25 each way or you may want to purchase day pass for $5.00 for unlimited riding all over the city.
Wednesday, September 30, 6 p.m.
Youth Manifesto Tour with Skylar Fein
Join artist Skylar Fein for a tour of his first solo museum exhibition, Skylar Fein: Youth Manifesto. The tour is part of the Mid-Week in Mid-City series of public programs on Wednesday evenings, when the Museum stays open late until 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 7, 6 p.m.
The New Orleans Photo Alliance presents the second installment in its ongoing “Six Shooters” series. Six New Orleans-based photographers from various photographic disciplines-commercial, documentary, editorial, educational, fine art and photojournalism-will participate in a moderated discussion about their creative processes, inspirations and intentions.
Saturday, October 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Art of Caring “Caring Partners” Finale
A community awareness day with all of the “Caring Partners” from seven weeks of Saturday afternoon events. More than 30 organizations have worked with the Museum, including National Hospice Foundation, AARP, Covenant House, American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Make It Right Foundation, East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center, Louisiana SPCA and dozens more. Learn more about the important work being done by all of these organizations at this very special meet-up to mark the final weekend of The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography.
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