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New Orleans Museum of Art featuring a memorial, interior views and art
Discover the cultural heritage of Louisiana alongside masterpieces from the major names in world art.

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) was gifted to the city by the wealthy plantation owner Isaac Delgado in 1911. The building has been renovated several times since then, but always in a sympathetic way that has retained and enhanced its original features. Its world-class collection is particularly strong on American and French art, photography, glassware, and African and Japanese works. It also offers an extensive survey of Louisiana’s rich cultural heritage from the 19th century to the present day, including many valuable artworks that have been donated by local families.

The European Art galleries include paintings and sculptures by Monet, Braque, Dufy, Picasso and Miro, with a special emphasis on the work of the famous French Impressionist Edgar Degas, who spent time with relatives in New Orleans, just a few streets away from the museum. Among the paintings he completed during his stay is a portrait of his cousin Estelle Musson, which hangs on the second floor.

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden features more than 60 sculptures from all over the world set amongst mature trees in two hectares of landscaped parkland. The free-to-download audio tour will help you navigate the garden and explain the art along the way. The garden is also the picturesque location for regular tai chi and pilates classes, which you can join in find full details of times and prices on the NOMA website. The website also gives information about temporary exhibitions and other events happening at the museum during the year.

NOMA is at the southern end of the City Park and both the museum and the sculpture garden are open daily except Mondays. There is an on-site shop where you can buy unusual souvenirs of your visit, including work by local artists. The site is well served by local transport and parking is free.

Discover the cultural heritage of Louisiana alongside masterpieces from the major names in world art.

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) was gifted to the city by the wealthy plantation owner Isaac Delgado in 1911. The building has been renovated several times since then, but always in a sympathetic way that has retained and enhanced its original features. Its world-class collection is particularly strong on American and French art, photography, glassware, and African and Japanese works. It also offers an extensive survey of Louisiana’s rich cultural heritage from the 19th century to the present day, including many valuable artworks that have been donated by local families.

The European Art galleries include paintings and sculptures by Monet, Braque, Dufy, Picasso and Miro, with a special emphasis on the work of the famous French Impressionist Edgar Degas, who spent time with relatives in New Orleans, just a few streets away from the museum. Among the paintings he completed during his stay is a portrait of his cousin Estelle Musson, which hangs on the second floor.

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden features more than 60 sculptures from all over the world set amongst mature trees in two hectares of landscaped parkland. The free-to-download audio tour will help you navigate the garden and explain the art along the way. The garden is also the picturesque location for regular tai chi and pilates classes, which you can join in; find full details of times and prices on the NOMA website. The website also gives information about temporary exhibitions and other events happening at the museum during the year.

NOMA is at the southern end of the City Park and both the museum and the sculpture garden are open daily except Mondays. There is an on-site shop where you can buy unusual souvenirs of your visit, including work by local artists. The site is well served by local transport and parking is free.

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Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$227 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Located in French Quarter, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bourbon Street and Jackson Square. French Market and National World War II Museum ...
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Oakview Bed and Breakfast
Oakview Bed and Breakfast
3 out of 5
1172 City Park Avenue, New Orleans, LA
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Located in City Park, this golf bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of City Park and New Orleans Museum of Art. Canal Street and Frenchmen Street are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (68 reviews)
"We really enjoyed this location! The room was clean and we loved the quirks of this place. The bathroom was great and the breakfast was yummy as well."

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The Laurel Bed And Breakfast
The Laurel Bed And Breakfast
3626 Delgado Dr, New Orleans, LA
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Located in City Park, this historic bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of City Park and New Orleans Museum of Art. Canal Street and Frenchmen Street ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
Lovely stay in a beautiful home
"Hosts are friendly and helpful. Quiet, convenient location with short walk to City Park. Easy on street parking and direct door access to comfortable bed and breakfast suite. We look forward to visiting again."

Reviewed on 21 May 2021

The Laurel Bed And Breakfast
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New Orleans Marriott
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4 out of 5
555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA
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4.5 out of 5
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The Laurel Bed And Breakfast
3626 Delgado Dr, New Orleans, LA
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Charming one Bedroom Blocks From the Fairgrounds
965 Wilson Dr, New Orleans, LA
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Quaint one Bedroom Blocks From City Park and the Fairgrounds
Quaint one Bedroom Blocks From City Park and the Fairgrounds
965 Wilson Dr, New Orleans, LA
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Historic Shotgun Steps to Streetcar & City Park!
Historic Shotgun Steps to Streetcar & City Park!
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636 North Hennessey Street, New Orleans, LA
Historic Shotgun Steps to Streetcar & City Park!
Historic Shotgun Steps to Streetcar & City Park!
Historic Shotgun Steps to Streetcar & City Park!
636 North Hennessey Street, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$449 per night from 19 Jun. to 19 Jun.
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Jewel Box of the South
618 North Pierce Street, B, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$285 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
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