NEW ORLEANS—The Sculpture Garden in City Park is re-opening today at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
The public is invited to relax and walk along the meandering footpaths in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, which is home to more than 50 sculptures.
NOMA has also launched its first audio tour of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The guide, which is accessible through visitors' cell phones, highlights 20 of the sculptures in the garden. The tour is available free of charge.
The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden is home to 50+ sculptures by artists from around the world. 44 of the sculptures have been donated to the New Orleans Museum of Art by the Besthoff Foundation. The other 11 are Museum purchases or gifts from other donors. The collection includes work by some of the great master sculptors of the 20th century (Antoine Bourdelle, Henry Moore, Jacques Lipchitz, Louise Bourgeois), as well as younger, contemporary sculptors (Kenneth Snelson, Allison Saar, Joel Shapiro, Jean-Michel Othoniel). Nine of the sculptures pre-date 1960, while 29 of the artists represented are living.
The museum is open five days a week, Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.