New Orleans Museum of Art

Hurricane Isaac
12:11 pm
Sun September 9, 2012

NOMA plans to reopen Tuesday

The New Orleans Museum of Art expects to reopen on Tuesday after a clean-up necessitated by Hurricane Isaac.

Museum director Susan Taylor tells The Times-Picayune that water seeped into the museum's administrative offices. However, except for the swampy basement, the museum suffered minimal damage from Isaac.

Some rain intruded through the sills of the plate glass windows around the café area and an ornamental plaster truss in the museum's atrium was dampened by a leak.

Taylor said no artwork was affected.

New Orleans Museum of Art
9:37 am
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.

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Hurricane Isaac
10:41 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Isaac seepage closes New Orleans Museum of Art

The New Orleans Museum of Art says it is 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.

The Times-Picayune reports that events in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are continuing. The sculpture garden re-opened Sept. 1.

Hurricane Isaac
12:14 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

New Orleans art museum closes for storm

Officials of the New Orleans Museum of Art say the museum in City Park will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday because of Hurricane Isaac.

The museum and Besthoff Sculpture Garden are expected to reopen Thursday at 10 a.m.

Inside the Arts
11:14 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Southern Rep Theater, Tekrema Center, Camilla Franklin and The PreLives of the Blues

This week on Inside the Arts you'll hear why Southern Rep Theater's artistic director Aimee Hayes is kicking high.  We'll explore a cultural center that's bringing a Hindu system of philosophy, among other things, to the 9th ward, spin a yarn with an English textile artist, and find out what may have

Inside the Arts
9:55 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III, Bryan Hymel, Houma Regional Arts Council and "Ask Amy"

This week we have a selection from Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III, a New Orleans Museum of Art exhibit that will soon head to the nation's capitol for inclusion in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. Then New Orleans tenor Bryan Hymel and his wife, Irini, will perform solos and duets from grand operas.

We'll also travel down the bayou to the Regional Arts Council in Houma, plus talk with advice columnist Amy Dickinson about her new memoir. It's a jam-packed week of Inside the Arts!

Inside the Arts
9:32 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Ralston Crawford and Jazz

The late American artist Ralston Crawford is best known for his Precisionist paintings, abstract representations of urban life and industry post WWI.  But he was also an accomplished photographer, and spent a lot of time in the Crescent City after WWII.

A lesser known body of works on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art is ringing a high note with local music lovers, and we go Inside the Arts for a look at the exhibit — Ralston Crawford and Jazz.

Inside the Arts
10:06 am
Thu June 14, 2012

A Musical Feast for the Eyes at NOMA

A summer exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art gives a visual focus to the musical sounds that influence and transcend generations.  We go Inside the Arts for a look at The Prelives of the Blues, a solo exhibition by Dario Robleto.

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The Reading Life
1:48 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Miranda Lash and Used Booksellers

This week on The Reading Life: booksellers Elizabeth Barry Ahlquist of Blue Cypress Books and Maggie McKeown of McKeown's Books and Difficult Music talk about the used book business. Then we're off to City Park for a conversation with New Orleans Museum of Art curator Miranda Lash, editor of the catalog, The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Inside the Arts
11:24 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Thornton Dial's "Hard Truths" Sparks Conversation at NOMA

The bold, edgy sculptures, paintings and drawings of artist Thornton Dial confront a darker side of humanity in the exhibit Hard Truths, now on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art.  WWNO's Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a look at these works, which span two decades.

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