We Visit the New Orleans Museum of Art
When The Roaming Boomers® travel to a metropolitan area, chances are very high that you will find us in the local art museum. And so, when we made our recent visit to New Orleans, we stopped by to visit the New Orleans Museum of Art.
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911 with only 9 works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the south.
Another splendid reason to visit the New Orleans Museum of Art is their five-acre sculpture garden.
The five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States, with over 60 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges.
We enjoyed our visit and can heartily recommend that you make a visit and perhaps even enjoy lunch in Cafe NOMA.
Disclosure: our visit was provided by the kind folks at New Orleans Tourism. Thanks!