New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans, LA
About the New Orleans Museum of Art
The Museum's $200 million art collection contains nearly 40,000 pieces and includes European painting and sculpture from the 16th through 20th centuries; American painting and sculpture from the 18th and 19th centuries; European and American prints and drawings; Asian art with an emphasis on Japanese painting of the Edo period; photography; European and American decorative arts including one of the six largest glass collections in the United States; and ethnographic art including African, Oceanic, Pre-Columbian and Native American. Among the Museum's special collections are the jeweled treasures by Peter Carl Fabergé, on extended loan from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation, and the Latin American Colonial Art Collection.
The Museum's American paintings include some particularly fine examples by artist John Singleton Copley , Gilbert Charles Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Benjamin West, Asher B. Durand and John Singer Sargent. Other American holdings from the 18th and 19th centuries include a comprehensive collection of Louisiana paintings by such artists as Alfred Boisseau, Achille Perelli and Richard Clague. Works of genre and landscape are also included. The Museum's collection of Modern American art includes a wide variety of styles and artists including Georgia O'Keeffe, Hans Hofmann, Tony Smith, Jacob Lawrence, Jackson Pollock, James Rosenquist and Robert Rauschenberg.
The Museum is set amid grassy meadows, emerald gold greens and swan-filled lagoons at the end of a tree-lined avenue in City Park. With 2,000 acres, the park is the fifth largest in the United States. The Museum may be reached from the City Park Avenue/Metairie Road exit on Interstate-l0 and also via the Carrollton Avenue or Esplanade RTA bus lines. Shuttle transportation to the Museum leaves the Central Business District daily. Ample free parking is available along Lelong Avenue in front of the Museum; Roosevelt Mall in the rear of the Museum; or in adjacent areas throughout the Park.
Please see the Museum's website for hours and admission fees.
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