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New Orleans Museum of Art

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Address: 1 Collin Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA 70124
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
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This museum specializes in pre-Columbian art but also houses paintings from...

This museum specializes in pre-Columbian art but also houses paintings from European painters like Picasso and Degas.

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I didn't get to see the entire museum but what I did see was rather good. There are some well known artists' work that is not very well known, which is sort of refreshing. I'd... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michelle D
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is not really worth a visit. There were a few cool pieces on Louisiana art, but for the most part it was a smaller and less impressive version of the greater museums. The museum is also terribly lit, when you stand in front a painting, your shadow falls on the painting. However DO go to the sculpture garden... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't get to see the entire museum but what I did see was rather good. There are some well known artists' work that is not very well known, which is sort of refreshing. I'd give yourself a good half day to really explore the collections here. It's also nice if you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoy art museums and this one is most enjoyable. It is in the city park, so the surroundings are beautiful, too. Don't miss the sculpture garden.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this museum has a few notable paintings, it does not compare to art museums in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, or LA. But there is a great reason to come here: the magnificent sculpture garden behind the museum. On a nice, sunny day, it cannot be beat.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved NOMA's sculpture garden. It's an outdoor area devoted to the appreciation of both art and nature, which perfectly fits in with the museum's location in City Park. It's a shaded area with pedestrian paths that meander around lakes, and the sculptures are competing with the ibises for your attention and appreciation. When you visit the museum, you... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really disappointed with the way some of the art was hung and lit. In some cases art would have odd shadows on it from being hung and lit so poorly. Its a small museum and there were clearly pieces missing from the wall. Large blank spots.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mueseum was a good way to round out our New Orleans stay. Some beautiful artwork from all over the world. Gift shop was full of things to buy but I would have liked to see more items in there that represented the collection on the mueseum. Be sure to take the street car from canal street to the mueseum.... More 

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth the effort to stop by and tour the museum rooms for free. Very much enjoyed all the old maps of NOLA and the coast.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the Canal St./City Park streetcar to the end of the line and then walk about a quarter-mile down a tree-lined boulevard to get to the museum. The building is huge and very impressive, but there aren't a lot of galleries packed with art. Highlights include the African art collection, a beautiful Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun giant full-length portrait of Queen Marie... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this art museum is ok it had a few nice pieces but compared to other art museums around the world it falls way short but you kind of expect that,

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Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.
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