Last updated: 12/11/2011
New Orleans, Louisiana
Street Address
1 Collins Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA 70179
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 19123
New Orleans, LA 70179
phone: 504-658-4100
fax: 504-658-4199
Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday, Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Friday10 AM - 9 PM
On Fridays, we are open until 9 pm for evenings of after-hours fun called Where Y'Art?
$10 adults | $8 seniors, active military | $6 children (7-17)
-Children 6 and under are free.
-University students with valid ID receive $8 admission.
-University Members: Free admission for faculty, staff, and current students of the following educational institutions (with valid ID) for Delgado Community College, Loyola University, Elaine P. Nunez Community College, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Saint Scholastica Academy, Southern University at New Orleans, Tulane University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Xavier University of Louisiana, University of New Orleans.
Wednesdays are FREE admission days for everyone, courtesy of the Helis Foundation.
Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Susan Taylor, The Montine McDaniel Freeman Director
Patricia Alexander, Executive Assistant to the Director
phone: 504-658-4157
Marilyn Dittmann, Director of Development
phone: 504-658-4107
Tracy Kennan, Associate Curator of Education
phone: 504-658-4113
Grace Wilson, Director of Communications and Marketing
phone: 504-658-4106
Lisa Rotondo-Mccord, Assistant Director for Art/Curator of Asian Art
phone: 504-658-4122
Ruthie Massey, Coordinator of Special Event Rentals
phone: 504-658-4139

The New Orleans Museum of Art houses an impressive permanent collection of more than 35,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art , photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to grow.

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.

NOMA’s Museum Shop

NOMA’s Museum Shop is a wonderful place to find inspiring and educational gifts. Visitors will find items related to our exhibitions, but also artsy finds for any palate. From art books to umbrellas, there’s something in the Museum Shop for every age, every taste. Each month the Museum Shop features a local artist of the month. All works by local artists are tax free thanks to the Louisiana Cultural Districts program. NOMA Members enjoy discounts and special sales through-out the year. 504-658-4116

Cafe NOMA by Ralph Brennan

The recently expanded Cafe NOMA by Ralph Brennan is a fresh interpretation of mid-century modern. Cafe NOMA’s atmosphere is calm and cool, striking and chic, bright and energetic and fresh and simple are the key ingredients to the menu. Ralph and Susan Brennan are long-time supporters of NOMA and the New Orleans arts community. Brennan put his head together with NOMA Director, Susan M. Taylor, Chef Montero of cafe b and designer Brian Bockman to conceptualize a menu and a look that would please every palate. Sit, sip or read on our turquoise sofa that looks out over City Park. Watch ducks waddle by while flipping through art magazines on Cafe NOMA’s perky grass-green upholstered bench.


The mission of the New Orleans Museum of Art is to inspire the love of art; to collect, preserve, exhibit and present excellence in the visual arts; to educate, challenge and engage a diverse public.


The institution now known as the New Orleans Museum of art began in 1910 when local businessman Isaac Delgado offered $150,000 to the City Park Commission for the purpose of creating a ?temple of art for rich and poor alike.? One hundred years later, Delgado?s temple has become the premier art museum in the Gulf South and ranks in the top 100 art museums nationally.

Artifact Collections


Educational Programs

NOMA's Department of Interpretation and Audience Engagement is dedicated to providing opportunities to broaden the understanding of and interaction with the arts and creative thinking. We offer tours, programs and art-making activities that engage our diverse communities with the rich collections and temporary exhibitions on view at NOMA. Programs for students, educators, and the public are thoughtfully designed to awaken the imaginations of museum visitors and foster inquisitiveness in the creative process and artistic expression. For more information contact Elise Solomon at (504) 658-4128 or



Lecture Halls

Performance Areas


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes


Newsletter published 4 times annually as well as many exhibition catalogues.

  • 1=Arts Quarterly
  • 2=Ancestors of Congo Square: African Art in the New Orleans Museum of Art
  • 3=NOMA 100: Gifts for the Second Century
  • 4=The Elegant Image: Bronzes from the Indian Subcontinent in the Siddharth K. Bhansali Collection
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    Wheelchair Accessible


    Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental


    Group Tours

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