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Art Museums
 

New Orleans Art Museums

Be it classical, contemporary, southern, modern or even digital, New Orleans’ Art Museums not only keep up with the best of an ever-changing Art world, but also stay true to original and archaic art forms and their most talented of creators. From the smallest Art museums within the walls of New Orleans’ major universities, to the grand showcase rooms of the New Orleans Museum of Art and Contemporary Arts Center, here, there’s beauty for every type of beholder.

 
New Orleans Art Museums
Besthoff Sculpture Garden
1 Collins Diboll Cir., City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 488-2631
www.noma.org

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Garden

Description: With over 50 priceless sculptures set on five acres, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden is a true New Orleans treasure. Located next to the magnificent New Orleans Museum of Art, this outdoor space includes modern and contemporary pieces meant to inspire art lovers of all kinds. Take your time wandering the grounds and soaking in the beautiful scenery - there's something to delight you at every turn.
Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 528-3805
www.cacno.org

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attraction Type/s: Museum, Theatre (Performance)

Description: Since 1976, the CAC has led the transformation of NOLA's Warehouse District into the vibrant cultural hub it is today. Over 30,000 square feet (it is a warehouse, after all) hosts bold experiments in studio and performing arts of all kinds, with world-class exhibitions, shows, educational programs and celebrations happening year-round. Step inside and admire its award-winning architecture and airy, transformational space.
Diboll Gallery at Loyola University
6363 St. Charles Ave., 4th floor of the Monroe Library-Loyola University, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 861-5456
www.loyno.edu

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Located on the beautiful campus of Loyola University is a small museum dedicated to artifacts of Belgian Congo and other rotating exhibits. Visitors might find an exhibit of abstract art, pottery, prints, and graphics—all created by Loyola’s art students and faculty members.
George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art
2003 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 586-7432
www.themckennamuseum.com

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Featuring the private collection of Dr. Dwight McKenna, the George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art is an institution that collects, exhibits, and preserves the visual aesthetic of people of the African Diaspora.
New Orleans African American Museum
1418 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 566-1136
www.thenoaam.org

Neighborhood: Treme
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: The New Orleans African American Museum is dedicated to protecting, preserving, and promoting through education the history, art, and communities of African Americans in New Orleans and the African diaspora.
New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Cir., City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124 [Map It]
(504) 658-4100
www.noma.org

Neighborhood: Lakefront/Lakeview
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: The neo-classical, Beaux Arts-style New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) turned 100 in 2011. NOMA houses a collection spanning 4000 years of art history in 46 galleries. View European paintings and sculpture from the 16th through 20th centuries; American paintings and sculpture from the 18th and 19th centuries; European and American prints and drawings; Asian, African, Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, and Native American art; photography; and European and American decorative arts. Special collections include the Peter Carl Fabergé treasures and the Latin American Colonial collection.
Newcomb Art Gallery
Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 [Map It]
(504) 865-5328
www.newcombartgallery.tulane.edu

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Nestled among the live oaks of Tulane University's uptown campus, the Newcomb Art Gallery is a small gem of a museum that encourages visitors to learn about the art of different times, places, and peoples through a diverse array of exhibitions and programming.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 539-9600
www.ogdenmuseum.org

Neighborhood: Arts District/Convention Center
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: Celebrate the history, art, and culture of the American South at this acclaimed museum. Ogden is home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world, showcasing art from 15 Southern states and the District of Columbia. On Thursday evenings experience Ogden After Hours, the acclaimed live music series held in the museum's atrium.
 
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