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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.

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Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
4.5 out of 5
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$175 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
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Bourbon Orleans Hotel
3.5 out of 5
717 Orleans St., New Orleans, LA
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New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans Marriott
4 out of 5
555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA
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Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
4.5 out of 5
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$175 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
3.5 out of 5
717 Orleans St., New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$237 per night from 1 Sep. to 1 Sep.
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New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans Marriott
4 out of 5
555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$188 per night from 1 Sep. to 1 Sep.
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Oakview Bed and Breakfast
3 out of 5
1172 City Park Avenue, New Orleans, LA
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Royal Sonesta New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA
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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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The Westin New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA
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