New Orleans Museum of Art Celebrates 100th Anniversary With New Acquisitions

NOMA 100: Gifts for the Second Century Features Works by Anish Kapoor, Keith Sonnier, Matthew Barney, Jasper Johns, Sol LeWitt, Kathe Kollwitz, and Gabrielle Münter On View November 12, 2011‐January 22, 2012

NOMA 100 is the culmination of a five‐year acquisition project, celebrating the museum’s 100th anniversary with the exhibition of 110 newly acquired objects, ranging from a laminated color C‐print by American artist Matthew Barney to a seven‐foot long shark headdress from Nigeria. The exhibition, conceived by Director Emeritus John Bullard and trustee Anne Milling and on view from November 13, 2011 through January 22, 2012, reaffirms the museum’s commitment to collecting outstanding works and highlights the dedicated support of the museum’s benefactors. NOMA 100: Gifts for the Second Century is a celebration of the museum’s growing permanent collection and also marks a pivotal moment of transition with the new directorship of Susan Taylor.

“NOMA 100 is about telling stories: the story of the museum’s evolution from an eleven object collection to a wide‐ranging encyclopedic collection of over 35,000 works today; that of Director Emeritus John Bullard’s enthusiasm and tireless pursuit of extraordinary works; and the stories those works of art tell us about a culture, artist, and moment in time,” said Director Susan Taylor.

The exhibition features new works across a number of collection categories, including European Art before and after 1900, American Art, Asian, Pre‐Columbian and Native American, and African and Oceanic, and demonstrates artistic connections across medium, style, time periods, and cultures.

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