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15th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… more

Anthony Bean…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Experience over 80 youth giving an electrifying performance in tribute to the… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - Oct 4, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - Oct 4, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for the opening reception for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality… more

COOLinary New Orleans…

Aug 2 - 31, 2015
It is going to be a delicious summer!  During the month of August, enjoy… more

Louisiana SPCA’s…

Aug 2 - 31, 2015
In memory of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana SPCA is… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Aug 2 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Off-site Pet…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Off-site Pet Adoption, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA, will be held in the… more

The Historic New…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
One of the premier decorative arts events in the country, the four-day program… more

The Sweat Social…

Aug 2 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

American Recovery…

Aug 6 - 8, 2015
The American Recovery Association (ARA) and Harding Brooks Associates, LLC… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Aug 6 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Aug 6 - 27, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Chef's Taste Challenge

Aug 7 - 7, 2015
The Farm to Table Chefs Taste Challenge (CTC), scheduled for August 7, 2015 at… more

Dirty Linen Night

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
Not to be outdone by White Linen Night, Royal Street merchants decided to… more

Off-site Pet…

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
Off-site Pet Adoption, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA, will be held at… more

Opening Reception -…

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
Join us for the opening reception  at The Foundation Gallery for the… more

Red Dress Run 2015

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
The Annual Red Dress Run through the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans is… more

Saturday Farmers…

Aug 8 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

15th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… 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.