In a city that continuously has a revolving door of activities it can be easy to miss some of the cities staples. FridayNights at the New Orleans Museum of Art
(NOMA) is one that tourists and locals like should check out. The afterhours programming that takes place every Fridayevening is ever evolving, diverse, and full of fun for individuals of all ages.
NOMA, located in City Park is New Orleans oldest fine arts institution; open since 1911 it now hosts nearly 40,000 objects, artifacts, and works of art from all over the world in its permanent collection. The collection pays homage to many of New Orleans history and roots with pieces with French, African, and American work. Additionally there is a free sculpture garden adjacent to the museum nestled beneath ancient live oaks, and eloquently landscaped ponds.
All events are included with NOMA admission: $10 adults | $8 seniors | $6 children (7-17)
Every Friday the museum stays open last 5pm until 9pm. This weekly event hosts an array of interesting activities to inspire, entertain, and excite the inner artist in all of us. During the event you will find an array of things to explore within the majestic walls of the museum, from live music, gallery talks/lectures, interactive art projects, film screenings, and performance art, in addition to the regular hosted exhibit. The café stays open for those with a rumbling tummy, and a bar is always assembled for the grown-ups that need a little something extra to kick off the weekend. See the upcoming Friday Nights at NOMA