New Orleans Museum of Art
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Since opening in 1911, the New Orleans Museum of Art (known simply as "NOMA") has assembled more than 40,000 works of art—an impressive compilation considering the museum opened with only nine pieces. NOMA's vast collection ranges from early Asian works to European masterpieces from the 16th to 20th centuries. While here, be sure to stroll through the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, where you'll find works by famed artists like Henry Moore and Antoine Bourdelle.
Many recent visitors say that this museum is a must-see for any art lover, and one TripAdvisor user especially appreciated NOMA's setting. "Nested in City Park, the New Orleans Museum of Art is a fabulous venue. One can experience a great permanent collection, along with exhibits that are thoughfully curated."
Situated at the southern end of City Park (near the main entrance), NOMA welcomes visitors Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 9 p.m. on Fridays. While entry to the sculpture garden alone is free, admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $6 for children. The museum also offers free admission on Wednesdays. For more information, check out NOMA's website.