Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Happenings at NOMA!

What is new at NOMA? More info here.
  • First-ever Iris Viewing Festival this Saturday
  • Author and Subject Tour Wednesday evening
  • Morning Yoga in the Sculpture Garden
  • Upcoming Event: African Art Educator Workshop

Wednesday April 1st, 6pm: Author and Subject Tour with Lisa Rotondo-McCord

Curator of Asian Art Lisa Rotondo-McCord leads a tour of Author and Subject: Murasaki Shikibu and The Tale of Genji, a new exhibition of Japanese Edo-period painting related to one of the world's first novels, this Wednesday at 6 p.m. The informal gallery tour, free to Louisiana residents, is part of the Mid-Week in Mid-City series of public programs on Wednesday evenings, when the Museum stays open late until 8 p.m. As usual, a cash bar will be available in the Great Hall from 5-8 p.m.

Saturday April 4th, 8-9am: Morning Yoga in the Sculpture Garden

Beginning this Saturday, April 4, the New Orleans Museum of Art partners with East Jefferson General Hospital to offer Yoga in the Sculpture Garden on the first Saturday of every month. The one-hour classes, led by a Certified Yoga Instructor from the EJGH Wellness Center, begin at 8 a.m. in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Each session is $5 for NOMA members and requires pre-registration by calling EJGH Health Finder at (504) 456-5000.

Saturday April 4th, 11-3pm: Irish Viewing Festival

Celebrate the arrival of springtime with a stroll through the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden during the New Orleans Museum of Art's first-ever Iris Viewing Festival this Saturday. Hundreds of new blooms planted around the lagoon this winter will reveal themselves in time for the celebration, which also will feature live music, educational demonstrations and a one-day-only contemporary art installation, Birds in the Park, by Christy Hengst of Santa Fe, N.M.

Educator Workshops

All area educators are invited to attend our next FREE workshop, an exploration of the Museum's African Art collection. Educational materials will be provided to participants, as well as a certificate of attendance. Pre-registration is required. Please contact the Education Department at 504-658-4128 or education@noma.org. When e-mailing, please provide your name, school or organization, and phone number.

African Art from the Permanent CollectionTuesday, April 28, 6-8pm:

Curator of African Art William Fagaly will use the Museum's collection to provide educators with a general overview of the arts of Africa. The objects in the galleries will help to shed light on the religious, social and artistic background of each culture represented. Overall themes within the collection will be highlighted, allowing educators to present the material to their students with ease. Education staff also will discuss classroom activities and suggestions for incorporating African art into a variety of curricula.



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