The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is an art museum located at 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle in City Park of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. It is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the Southern United States. Established in 1911 and opened to the public in 1914, its permanent collection includes more than 45,000 works that span 5,000 years of world history, from ancient to contemporary times. The museum’s holdings are encyclopedic and include such highlights as American art from the colonial period to World War II; European paintings from 14th-century Italian and Spanish panel paintings to masterpieces by 18th-century French painters Ingres and Delacroix; African art; American decorative arts; and Asian art.
The Whitney Plantation is a functioning cotton plantation located on Bayou Road in Wallace, Louisiana, a community about 35 miles (56 km) west of Baton Rouge and 70 miles (110 km) northwest of New Orleans. It is included on the National Register of Historic Places.
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is the city’s leading fine arts institution, and its main museum. It is located on City Park Avenue in the City Park neighborhood, adjacent to the New Orleans Botanical Garden and facing Audubon Park. Its permanent collection of nearly 30,000 works spans 5,000 years of history and represents a wide range of cultures and civilizations. The museum was founded in 1911 as the New Orleans Art Association by a group of local citizens. In 1924, the association was reorganized as the New Orleans Museum of Art.
The collection was exhibited first at several locations including the Old U.S. Mint on Esplanade Avenue (now the home of the Louisiana State Museum), Emerald Coast Hotel on Poydras Street, and a second location at Esplanade and Dauphine before being moved to its current site. In 1928, Andrew Carnegie gave $750,000 for the construction of a new building; he also paid for the acquisition of one-third of an acre (0.1 ha) of land from the city for use as part of this building complex.
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is a major fine arts museum located in the city’s Central Business District, on Andrew Higgins Drive. The museum is noted for its substantial collection, which includes nearly 4,000 paintings, 10,000 drawings and prints, 2,500 sculptures, and more than 60,000 decorative objects.
The collections include: Ancient art from Egypt and Nubia; African art; American art from the Colonial period to World War II; Art of the Ancient Americas; Contemporary art since 1945; European art from the Middle Ages to the present; Asian art; Modern and contemporary decorative arts.
The permanent collection includes works by Georges Braque, Odilon Redon, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Andy Warhol. The museum also has a large collection of works by American painter James McNeill Whistler.
It is one of the largest art museums in the United States with 52 galleries totaling 562,000 square feet (52,836 m2).