New Orleans Museum of Art

NOMA is committed to preserving, presenting, and enriching its collections and renowned sculpture garden; offering innovative experiences for learning and interpretation; and uniting, inspiring, and engaging diverse communities and cultures.

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Category: Arts & Culture
Parish: Orleans
At NOMA, we are committed to using our collections and exhibitions to educate and inspire the public, in traditional and untraditional ways. We offer education and public programs that encourage interaction with the museum's collections and encourage students of all ages to discover and challenge their imaginations.

Over 10,000 K-12 students visited NOMA in 2017, and we served 200 Pre-K students at five school sites through Mini Masters - a program that encourages young students to develop higher order thinking skills, make observations, and engage in conversations through museum visits and classroom activities. Building on the success of our Creative Careers Teen Internship program, in 2017 NOMA worked with the Ford Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation to develop the HBCU Professional Pathways Internship program to provide paid university-level internships - giving under-represented students an additional phase to engage with the museum and gain awareness of potential career paths within the art and museum-related fields. By lowering barriers to advancement with a paid internship program, we will provide leadership development opportunities, foster mentoring, and support networking accessibility to encourage participants to consider all aspects of the arts and museums as a career option. Additionally, in 2017, we trained 90 docents, and mentored 21 interns, who gained 1,512 hours of professional experience.

NOMA will continue to be a nexus for the arts in New Orleans, an iconic presence synonymous with the city, and recognized nationally as the foremost cultural institution in the Gulf South. We inspire and celebrate the love of art, in our visitors, and in our community.
"My first field trip as a teacher was today at NOMA. We had 33 students and were given 5 wonderful docents. NOMA allowed free admission and reimbursed for busses. It was a wonderful enriching experience I would recommend to anyone." - Facebook

"Don't let the size fool you; smallish museum packs a punch! From Mayan to modern, NOMA has it all. We were fortunate enough to visit during the splendid Venetian exhibition, which included paintings, clothing, glassworks, sculpture, & more! The Mayan collection was extensive & incredibly well-preserved. The entire museum is curated exquisitely; each exhibit included excellent examples of the featured style/era & the entire museum is laid out logically. We absolutely loved it. It's location in Mid-City in the center of a park made the entire visit absolutely lovely. Don't miss the free sculpture garden! This museum is definitely worth the visit & is small enough that seeing the entire collection doesn't take up too much of your day. We arrived at 10 am & were done by lunchtime even though we'd moved at a leisurely pace." - Trip Advisor

"I absolutely loved NOMA's sculpture garden. It's an outdoor area devoted to the appreciation of both art and nature, which perfectly fits in with the museum's location in City Park. It's a shaded area with pedestrian paths that meander around lakes, and the sculptures are competing with the ibises for your attention and appreciation. When you visit the museum, you can't forget about the sculpture garden right outdoors!" - Trip Advisor