New Orleans Museum of Art
The New Orleans Museum of Art (or NOMA) is the oldest fine arts
museum in the city of New Orleans. It is situated within City Park, a
short distance from the intersection of Carrollton Avenue and
Esplanade Avenue, and near the terminus of the "Canal Street - City
Park" streetcar line. It was established in 1911 as the Delgado Museum
The New Orleans Museum of Art was initially funded through a
charitable grant by local philanthropist and art collector Isaac
Delgado. The museum building itself was partly designed by the
former chief engineer of New Orleans Benjamin Morgan Harrod.
The museum includes the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture
Garden, a 5-acre landscaped area behind the main building.
The gated garden features fifty modern sculptures set among live oaks,
pines, magnolias, camellias, lagoons, several bridges, and a walking
Photo 74, Nov 2018