If you've resolved to shop locally, pick up yoga or meditation, or visit museums more often, New Orleans Museum of Art has you covered on all fronts. The museum is starting the year off with plenty of opportunities to get a head start on your resolutions with free admission, beautiful exhibitions, virtual events, and a shop filled with local treasures.

Mending the Sky NOMA

Photo courtesy of NOMA

Experience Art

Visit the museum Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this month and catch the remaining days of Mending the Sky. The exhibition brings together projects by 11 artists who envision the world post-disaster. "The exhibition takes its title from a Chinese fable in which a rip in the sky causes the earth to split open, bringing floods, fires, famine, and disease—until a goddess takes on the arduous task of mending the broken sky." 

NOMA will also be offering free admission on Monday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to commemorate and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Self-guided materials for families will be available at the front desk. 

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and older and active military with ID, $8 for university students with ID, and free for visitors age 19 and younger courtesy of the Helis Foundation. Healthcare workers and first responders are free through March 3, 2021. Thursday are free admission days for Louisiana residents, courtesy of the Helis Foundation. Members are always free.

Get Zen

Start your weekend off on a peaceful and relaxing note with NOMA Reset. The virtual workshop focuses on mindfulness, creativity, comfort, and reflection. The program and self-care experience takes place Friday, January 15 at 6 p.m. and will be facilitated by Olivia F. Scott and feature the Steve Land Band. 

"The theme for this event is Nourish Your Dreams. As we honor Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and the beginning of a new year, we invite everyone to come with an open mind, open heart and be ready to receive mindfulness, meditation, journaling, and a bit of yoga asana as we connect with our dreams and identify what we need to manifest our best lives ever."

Guests should have the following items prepared in advance: a device with an internet connection, towel, pillow and yoga mat, water bottle, and a journal or notepad with a writing instrument.

Register for the virtual experience here.

Shop Local

The museum's shop is filled with beautiful items, many of them from local artists and vendors. Visit the Museum Shop in person this month to purchase a scented candle from local manufacturer Wicks NOLA (as seen in our latest Things We Adore).   

New Orleans Museum of Art is located at One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park.