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New Orleans: Art Museums

New Orleans is a town rich in history, with a hint of the mystic in the air. The area is booming with all forms of artistic expression, from jazz to theatre; it seems like wherever you go, nearly every corner of New Orleans is saturated with art. From arts councils and commissions to outdoor art exhibits, it’s not hard to indulge your senses in visual arts in the Big Easy. The rich history of the area aids in this type of artistic expression, in both historical and modern art. It’s worth the time to visit the wide array of art that this great city has to offer! (Ashley Shelton)

New Orleans Art Museums: Art Museums Around New Orleans

Below are our New Orleans Art Museum recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, museum history and other points of interest in New Orleans Art.

New Orleans Museum of Art

Opened in 1911, the New Orleans Art Museum (NOMA) is the oldest museum of art in the city of New Orleans, and one of the premiere museums in the state of Louisiana. Fortunately, the placement of the Museum’s works spared almost its entire collection from the effects of the devastating Hurricane Katrina, and it reopened within months, in 2006.

The permanent collection contains over 40,000 objects, with strong representations of French …more…

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

The Ogden Museum started with the personal collection of Robert Ogden, a businessman and philanthropist with a passion for art by Southern painters. Over decades Ogden amassed one of the most comprehensive collections of such art, dealing with themes and scenery of America’s South, particularly Louisiana.  In 1993 the collection was introduced to the broader American public through two traveling exhibitions, and a permanent residence for the collection was established …more…