Mint Museum RANDOLPH
Mar 14 2009-Jun 21 2009
/ Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum of Art provides an opportunity to see an exceptional selection of rare paintings and sculptures representing prized names in European and American art history
Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum of Art provides an opportunity to see an exceptional selection of rare paintings and sculptures from a top museum! The exhibition represents the prized names in European and American art history – ranging from the 16th through the 20th century – including: Degas, Gauguin, Giacometti, Giordano, Kandinsky, Lipchitz, Lorrain, Matisse, Monet, Nattier, O'Keeffe, Picasso, Pissarro, Renoir, Rodin, Sargent, Vigée-Lebrun, and Vlaminck, among many others.
In 1911, Isaac Delgado, a New Orleans resident, founded a museum of art named in his honor. It later became the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). Since then, the museum has received numerous donations of great works of art or funds restricted to the purchase of artistic masterpieces. Today, their renowned collections’ strengths exist in European (especially French), American art, European Glass, Ancient American Art, African Art and Asian Art. Never before have all the "stars" of the New Orleans Museum of Art's painting and sculpture collection been allowed to tour for a limited engagement.
Although the museum’s collection of 40,000 artworks was largely unharmed by Hurricane Katrina, the building and adjacent sculpture garden sustained more than $6 million in damage. The fees that NOMA generates from this traveling exhibition benefit its Katrina Recovery Fund.