At the New Orleans Museum of Art, the exhibit Photography at NOMA will be the first major installation of the museum’s renowned photography collection since 1979. NOMA began collecting photographs in earnest in the early 1970s, when photography was not commonly found on the walls of art museums. This early commitment has resulted in what is now one of the finest collections of photography in the United States, encompassing almost 10,000 works that span the entire history and scope of the art form. The exhibition aims to mirror the cultural ambitions of photography in its range and scope, including photographs made as works of art, as well as advertising images, social documents and more. It will also demonstrate that New Orleans as a city has been central to the history of photography; it was one of only a handful of cities that were requisite sites for photographic exploration throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Featuring iconic works by William Fox Talbot, André Kertész, and Edward Weston. Closed Mondays. 1 Collins Diboll Circle in City Park.
Also on view at NOMA are the exhibits:
• Through January 12: Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument
• Through February 23: Camille Henrot: Cities of Ys: The first solo US exhibition of the French artist and 2013 Silver Lion winner Camille Henrot explores the evolution of cultures.
• Through February 23: Chinese Jades from the Collection of Marianne and Ididore Cohn, Jr.
(504) 638-4100 or noma.org.