The New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Museum of Art are teaming up to offer free admission on Tuesday, Nov. 1 to anyone wearing a Saints or Seahawks jersey following their regular season match up on Sunday, Oct. 30.
Seattle Seahawks owner Paul G. Allen has an exhibition, "Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection," currently on view at NOMA. It includes 39 paintings spanning 400 years. NOMA is the only institution in the southern U.S. showing the exhibition, which runs through Jan. 15.
Susan M. Taylor, the Montine McDaniel Freeman Director said, "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our visitors to appreciate these major works of fine art. Seeing Nature provides a real-life art history lesson and we hope visitors from the region will take advantage of this rare opportunity to appreciate these pieces, which have never been shown together before."
Seeing Nature presents a compelling view of how some of the world's greatest artists interpreted landscapes. It includes five landscapes by Claude Monet and works by Paul Cézanne, Gustav Klimt, Thomas Moran, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jan Brueghel the Younger and others.
With a lifetime personal giving totaling over $2 billion, Mr. Allen co-founded Microsoft and is one of the world's leading philanthropists. He is dedicated to tackling some of the world's biggest challenges through his philanthropic initiatives and business ventures.
Admission to NOMA is always free on Wednesdays for Louisiana residents with a picture ID, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Teenagers (ages 13-19) receive free admission every day through the end of the year, also courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
About NOMA and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden
The New Orleans Museum of Art, founded in 1910 by Isaac Delgado, houses nearly 40,000 art objects encompassing 5,000 years of world art. Works from the permanent collection, along with continuously changing special exhibitions, are on view in the museum's 46 galleries Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The adjoining Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden features work by over 60 artists, including several of the 20th century's master sculptors. The Sculpture Garden is open seven days a week: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are fully accessible to handicapped visitors and wheelchairs are available from the front desk. For more information about NOMA, call (504) 658-4100 or visit www.noma.org.