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Art is the Driving…

Dec 9 - 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Celebration in the…

Dec 09, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Chakula cha Jua…

Dec 9 - 9, 2016
What Could Happen Next? Is a two-act comedy play that the entire family can… more

Christmas in The…

Dec 9 - 31, 2016
Christmas in the Crevasse is now open featuring hayrides on 5 acres of farm… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 9 - 31, 2016
There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans… more

Clarence John…

Dec 09, 2016 - Mar 25, 2017
A Louisiana native, Clarence John Laughlin (1905 - 1985) ranks among the most… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Dec 09, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Exhibition to feature…

Dec 09, 2016 - Mar 25, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

Festival of the…

Dec 9 - 11, 2016
Enjoy great food, live entertainment, crafts, Santa's Very Merry Forest and… more

Free Photos with…

Dec 9 - 17, 2016
Enjoy cocoa, cookies, and free photos with Santa. The former site of the D.H.… more

Happier Hour Wine…

Dec 09, 2016 - Jun 30, 2017
Each week, we feature several wines from around the world along with small… more

Historic New Orleans…

Dec 09, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Holiday Home and…

Dec 9 - 31, 2016
Just in time for the holiday season, The Historic New Orleans Collection will… more

Holiday Movies on the…

Dec 9 - 16, 2016
The Downtown Development District and Riverwalk present three weekends of free… more

House of Blues…

Dec 9 - 30, 2016
Every Friday join us in the Voodoo Garden for live music, beer and drink… more

Jefferson Performance…

Dec 9 - 11, 2016
The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) is a fast paced, hysterical, whimsical… more

Jonathan Weiss Dark…

Dec 9 - 31, 2016
Tour company Jonathan Weiss Tours will donate 15% of proceeds during the month… more

Luna Fete: 2016

Dec 9 - 10, 2016
    LUNA (Light Up NOLA Arts) Fete returns this December to… more

Miracle on Fulton…

Dec 9 - 24, 2016
NOV 22 – DEC 24 Hourly Snowfall 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Gingerbread… more

Napoléon: General.…

Dec 09, 2016 - Jan 07, 2017
M.S. Rau Antiques will host a comprehensive exhibition Napoléon:… more

Art is the Driving…

Dec 9 - 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… 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.