The New Orleans Museum of Art also known as NOMA located in New Orleans, Louisiana, was established in the year 1911. In the beginning it was called as Delgado Museum of Art. The museum is considered as the city’s oldest fine art institution. The museum is located in the city park at New Orleans. Other than its main museum building the museum also has other buildings like the Sydney and Walda Besthoff, one sculpture garden and one landscape with a 5 acres outdoor site including 50 sculptures.
The New Orleans Museum has a strong collection of French and American art, photography glass and Japanese and African works. The range of French art collection includes works by Picasso, Degas, Miro and Dufy. Some memorable exhibitions held by the museum include treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb, relics of Alexander the Great and his contemporaries.
The museum has one active education department which offers excursions for students of all ages; it offers teacher guides online, teacher workshops, on site school presentation. Other special events include movie festivals, musical programs, and more.
New Orleans Museum has everything from contemporary to southern to classical art and sculpture. All art types are found in abundance; the extremely promising pieces are enough to arouse our senses. The history home museum has a wide range of historic pieces to legendry gardens.
The museum is open for rental purposes; like it gives opportunity of renting for large private parties, weddings receptions and other corporate functions. The museum remains open on Friday to Saturday. The museum comes among the top 25 percent of the country’s largest and most major museums. It is very famous in the southern gulf region. Nearly thousands of visitors visit the museum every day. Its special exhibitions like “The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt”, “Jefferson’s America & Napoleon’s France”, “The Treasures of Tutankhamun”, “The Search for Alexander the Great”, “The Art of the Muppets” and “Monet: Late Paintings of Giverny from the Musé Marmottan” have become famous worldwide.