New Orleans Museum of Art
The New Orleans Museum of Art, the city's oldest fine arts institution, has a magnificent permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, African and Japanese works, has works from ancient to modern times. In addition, the Museum hosts a wide range of captivating special and traveling exhibitions. For more information, to view current or upcoming exhibitions, or to see a calendar or events for the Museum, visit the New Orleans of Museum of Art website.Sydney and Walda Besthoff
The five-acre garden located to the rear of the New Orleans Museum of Art and adjacent to the New Orleans Botanical Garden features 60 sculptures by major 20th Century European, American, Israeli and Japanese artists, gifts from the Besthoff Foundation, combined with works from the New Orleans Museum of Art's permanent collection.
The sculptures, valued in excess of $25 million, are on view amongst meandering footpaths and pedestrian bridges, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias and camellias.
Among the artists represented are Antoine Bourdelle, Gaston Lachaise, Henry Moore, Jacques Lipchitz, Barbara Hepworth, Seymour Lipton, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Kenneth Snelson, George Rickey, Elizabeth Frink, Masayuki Nagare, Siah Armajani, Lynn Chadwick, Louise Bourgeois, Tony Smith, George Segal, Deborah Butterfield and Joel Shapiro.
For more information, visit the Besthoff Sculpture Garden on the New Orleans Museum of Art website.