One of the great things about art is that there is no right or wrong – you can like any piece of art, just because it’s your opinion!
The New Orleans Museum of Art is a great way to either introduce kids to the creative art world, or inspire those who already have a keen creative streak. It’s also a great way for the family to celebrate art, culture and life!
The New Orleans Museum of Art is actually one of the city’s oldest art institutions, so it’s certainly an eye opening experience for the kids! There are also over 40,000 objects housed in the museum, so safe to say you will have a jam packed day out ready and waiting!
Art comes in all forms, shapes and sizes, so the exhibitions cover a whole range of amazing creations! There are painting, sculptures, drawings and items you may have never considered art before! The exhibitions often change, but this just means that you can keep going back and always see something new and exciting!
The collections at the New Orleans Museum of Art are actually noted for their strong American and French art, as well as photography, glass works, and even works from Japan and Africa! It’s not all indoors either (remember we said art can be anything!)
There is an amazing 5 acres Sculpture Garden which is one of the most important installations in the entire country – with over 60 incredible sculptures situated on a landscape filled with lagoons, footpaths, pines, bridges and 200 year old oaks.
Kids can be exposed to works from the ancient to modern times – from Western Civilization from way back in the Pre-Christian era to now. Picasso, Miro, Dufy…they are all there! Perhaps it will inspire the kids to pick up a brush or a piece of clay and you never know, there might be a Picasso hiding in your house!
The New Orleans Museum of Art is an art attack experience!