On Collecting: Photography
The first of a new curator-led program series at NOMA, On Collecting workshops draw on specialist knowledge and practical expertise to develop practical tools and techniques that can enable the building of a successful private collection.
For one night only on Tuesday, February 19, from 6 to 8 pm, Russell Lord, Freeman Family Curator of Photographs and Brian Piper, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow for Photography will discuss the collection of photography, presented in conjunction with Past, Present, & Future: Building Photography at NOMA.
$75 for NOMA members | $100 nonmembers
Registration is required. Please contact [email protected] or 504.658.4128 for more information.
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), the city’s oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911with only 9 works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the South.
The five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States, with over 60 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges.