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12th Annual Saints…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

America's Hometown…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
In the adventuresome spirit of the weekend's FoodFest, it will bring the best… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 27 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 27 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 27 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Hogs for the Cause

Mar 27 - 28, 2015
Eighty teams of BBQ competitors, comprised of a mix of some of the region's… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 27 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 27 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Le Petit Theatre…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Louisiana Crawfish…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as Crawfish pie, Fried Crawfish Tall… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 27 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
The sounds of the 60's will come alive starring The Midtwon Men singing their… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for The Fuzz: A Tribute to The Police. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 27 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Smokin' Time Jazz Club is a New Orleans based traditional jazz band. They… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of  "Big Hero… more

Pirate's Choice…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for Pirate's Choice featuring Luke Quaranta, Terrence Houston, and… more

12th Annual Saints…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

New Orleans Museum to Re-Open with a Tribute to the Arts

Contact:
Annie Schroeder
Public Relations Officer
504.606.4712

New Orleans, La. -- Six months after devastating Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Museum of Art will re-open its doors on March 3, 2006 with a grand tribute to the arts called “The HeART of New Orleans.”

The festivities begin with a ribbon cutting and press conference at 10:00 AM on Friday, and continue through Sunday, with an ArtMart featuring over 60 local artists. The weekend spotlights all aspects of art including the visual, performing, literary and culinary arts. The 3-day weekend is FREE TO THE PUBLIC and will be packed with music and dance performances, demonstrations, lectures and family activities.

The Museum re-opens with it’s newest exhibition, Seen in Solitude: Robert Kipniss Prints from the James F. White Collection. Kipniss describes his work as, “an endless range of feelings and thoughts evoked by the basic act of seeing, usually in isolation, and with a haunting intensity.”

Also being shown for the first time at NOMA is Inside the Congo: An Introduction to Field Research Archives of Frere Joseph Cornst. This collection of photographs and field notebooks offers extraordinary evidence of one mans earnest attempt to document the beauty and complexity of several African cultures.

The pristine and beloved Besthoff Sculpture Garden, adjacent to the Museum, opened on December 10th to the eager public who once again can relax, walk the meandering footpaths and for a while, forget their Katrina worries. The Garden, just two years old and home to fifty-three sculptures, was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina’s wind and Hurricane Rita’s water. However, only one sculpture, Virlane Tower by Kenneth Snelson, had significant damage. This work of art has been moved to Seattle for repair and is the only sculpture not on view.

For the time being, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM. For more information on exhibitions, events, schedules, membership and how to contribute to NOMA’s Katrina Relief Fund log onto www.noma.org.