[Image by Angelo Joseph, Courtesy of NOMA]

NOMA Events to Enjoy and Experience this May

07:00 May 09, 2024
By: Eliana Sarfati-Magill

Spring into the Arts

The New Orleans Museum of Art hosts events all year round and this May is no exception. This month will include a range of events for kids, teens, and people of all ages to connect with their community and delve into art this spring.

Each Tuesday and Thursday during May, the public is invited to attend rehearsals with Lauren Melissa. Guests are welcome to watch open rehearsals of The Beauty of Things from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The show is a choreographed dance performance that is soon to be shown live.

Come join NOMA Saturday, May 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Studio KIDS!: Fantastical Creatures. In the program, participants will learn about the artwork of Wangechi Mutu, whose art is displayed throughout the museum and sculpture garden. Kids will then have the opportunity to create works inspired by the art and from their wildest imaginations. Registration is just $25 for members and $30 for non-members, with all necessary materials included.

Enjoy a literary discussion Thursday, May 16 with a Book Club Discussion on Picasso's War: How Modern Art Came to America by Hugh Eakin. The book club takes place each month as part of the museums programming and discusses a range of fiction and non-fiction works related to art. Registration is free to all.

Teen Night at the museum will take place Friday, May 17 from 6-9 p.m. Teens will engage with Intwined, the Wangechi Mutu exhibition that is currently on display. The night will include a DJ, collage project, and book swap. There will be food, giveaways, and opportunities for community connection.

On Sunday, May 26, there will be a Social and Emotional Learning Workshop for kids ages 6 and up from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will include a craft project creating guardian figures, story time about respecting friends, and experience learning about the museum's African art gallery. The event is free with museum admission.

Lastly, join NOMA Wednesday, May 29 from 3-5 p.m. for "Art in the Afternoon for Families." Come explore the museum with your family and learn about William T. Williams's Sister of the Eastern Star. Kids will then have the opportunity create their own quilt design or color wheel inspired by the art they learned about. The event is included with NOMA admission and the museum currently offers free admission to Louisiana residents on Wednesdays.

More NOMA Events

NOMA proudly hosts a range of weekly events for New Orleanians to enjoy. Join their gallery talks each Wednesday, public tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m., and regular film screenings. Come move your body with Tai Chi Mondays at 6 p.m. and Yoga Saturdays at 8 a.m. in the Sculpture Garden. The New Orleans Museum of Art is a place for the community to come together to appreciate and learn about art, so stop by this May for a refreshing experience!

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