New Orleans Museum of Art
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911, and is located a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the south. The five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States, with over 60 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges.(Photo Credit: New Orleans Museum of Art) Interested in other museums in the city? Check out other things to do in New Orleans.