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New Orleans Museum of Art
Fri September 7, 2012
New Orleans Museum of Art to reopen Tuesday
The New Orleans Museum of Art will reopen Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Director Susan Taylor says the opening will be free of charge. Wednesdays are always free, thanks to the Helis Foundation, so Taylor says the museum will begin charging regular admission on Thursday.
The museum was closed because water from soil saturated by Hurricane Isaac is seeping into the basement, administrative offices and other areas.
Seepage into the basement of the century-old building was a major hurdle in its recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. NOMA representatives have said that no artworks were damaged.
A statement from the museum says it has maintained climate control in the building, but cannot open it to the public to maintain proper conditions during work to assess and fix the damage.
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