Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
How great is it to view fabulous art for free? The Besthoff Sculpture Garden is next to the art museum in City Park.
The Sculpture Garden, as locals call it, (located on the grounds of the New Orleans Museum of Art) is free and open to the public seven days a week. It was recently expanded to include close to 30 new works by artist such as Frank Gehry, Larry Bell..."Three works were commissioned for the site: a…
Walk among some gorgeous sculptures and art pieces in one of the most beautiful areas of City Park. Next to NOMA.
FREE and beautiful park next to New Orleans Museum of Art. Make sure to stop and get beignets next door!!
A wonderful place to spend an afternoon exploring and picnicking - we recommend pairing this with a visit to NOMA.
““New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), the city’s oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911 with only nine works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the South.” -NOMA.org *While you are here, you can’t forget to visit the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.”
“This is my favorite place to get a Roast Beef Poboy. They serve Barq's root beer in a bottle and have great bread pudding. It is a one stop shop to hit a lot of New Orleans classics. ”
“This park is expansive and you can go for a run, play sports, take a picnic, take the kids to play, visit the museums and the sculpture gardens., eat beignet (there's a Cafe du Monde here)”
“Serving delicious Cafe Au Lait and fresh beignets 24 hours a day, this classic New Orleans joint began in the French Quarter a century ago. The waitstaff is of particular interest.”
“Cafe Degas is set on a covered deck with central air and heat when needed and is located in historic Faubourg St. John, blocks from the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park. ”