Wednesday, May 15, 11 AM-6 PM

Opening of Besthoff Sculpture Garden Expansion

New Orleans Museum of Art
Getting there
1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA

The public is invited to visit NOMA’s newly expanded Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, opening on Wednesday, May 15, at 11 am. Food trucks will be parked in the vicinity from 11 am to 5:30 pm. The six-acre addition features 26 new works by artists working primarily in the 21st century. The expansion, which broke ground in December 2017, builds on the success of the museum’s existing five-acre Besthoff Sculpture Garden, widely regarded as one of the top sculpture gardens in the world. The existing site is home to 64 sculptures from renowned artists from the 19th century to the present.  Artists featured in the expansion include Larry Bell, Tony Cragg, Johan Creten, Katharina Fritsch, Frank Gehry, Jeppe Hein, Georg Herold, Thomas Houseago, Shirazeh Houshiary, Baltasar Lobo, Robert Longo, Gerold Miller, Beverly Pepper, Pedro Reyes, George Rickey, Ursula van Rydingsvard, Sean Scully, Yinka Shonibare, Frank Stella, Hank Willis Thomas, Bernar Venet, and Fred Wilson. A work by Ugo Rondinone will be installed in the garden in late 2019. Two new works have been commissioned for the site: a 60-foot-long mosaic wall by artist Teresita Fernández, and a glass bridge by Elyn Zimmerman.  Events associated with the grand opening will be posted in advance of May 15.