Starting Monday, July 12, admission to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden will be free and open to the public. Admission to the Garden has always been complimentary, but due to the pandemic a $5 admission fee was instated in June 2020.


Left: Tony Cragg, Sinbad, 2000

Middle: Katharina Fritsch, Schädel/Skull, 2018

Right: Yinka Shonibare, Wind Sculpture V, 2013

"NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden celebrates the museum’s primary mission of sharing internationally renowned art and artists with the broadest possible public. We have always viewed the Garden as a point of access for visitors, enabling them to experience art set within a beautifully designed, carefully maintained landscape," said Susan Taylor, Montine McDaniel Freeman Director, in a statement.

NOMA Besthoff Sculpture Garden Expansion Install 3.jpg

Canal Link Bridge

Middle: Frank Stella, Alu Truss Star, 2016

Sculpture Pavilion

The Garden features more than 90 sculptures, including works by many master sculptors of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Besthoff Sculpture Garden is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities. While enjoying the Garden, visit the New Orleans Museum of Art's 46 galleries from Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NOMA Besthoff Sculpture Garden Expansion Install 5.jpg

Far left: Georg Herold, Liver of Love, 2013

Middle left: Ursula von Rydingsvard, Dumna, 2015

Middle right: Bernar Venet, 11 Acute Unequal Angles, 2016

Far right: Sean Scully, Colored Stacked Frames, 2017

Louisiana residents receive free admission to NOMA on Wednesday, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Children 12 and under receive free admission, and teenagers (ages 13-19) receive free admission courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

NOMA and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are located at 1 Collins Diboll Circle