Disclosure: This post is sponsored by NOMA. We have taken our own children to to NOMA, we participated in their Egg Hunt just last month, and we love the message that they are trying to get out to all families: this art museum is for YOU. #NOMAisForFamilies.
When I was a child, my mother would take me and my younger sister to art galleries and museums. We would play games like “I Spy” and discover all sorts of wonderful works of art that excited my imagination. It was during these visits that I discovered a love of art and history.
The New Orleans Museum of Art is a wonderful place to take your children and make some memories of your own. Programs like StoryQuest, in which professional actors and authors read books and then families go on a gallery scavenger hunt, and Friday Nights at NOMA make it easy to enjoy the museum together. Children also have the opportunity to develop their artistic side through Studio KIDS! art classes and Summer Camp.
This month, NOMA presents another great opportunity for families to experience art together and even meet a contemporary artist! Bring the family to NOMA for a day filled with art-inspired activities, music, performances, and more. In celebration of the exhibition Mel Chin: Rematch, join artist Mel Chin to create and contribute a Fundred Dollar Bill to support his national initiative to investigate and remediate lead levels.
#NOMAisForFamilies Family Day
Who :: New Orleans area families with children of all ages
What :: Visit NOMA on Family Day for a variety of activities including:
- Join featured artist Mel Chin on a family gallery walkthough and an interactive Q&A with local lead experts. Then learn and participate in a performance as a screen test for original music video hip-hop production, “Neurotoxic Element.”
- Catch live music by Jonno and Bayou Deville.
- Hear author Lynda Deniger read from her Patti the Pelican series during StoryQuest at 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM.
- Enjoy dance performances by young students from Community Works of Louisiana.
- Savor a family friendly menu at Café NOMA.
- Say hello to community participants Lead Lab, Inc., Louisiana Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, and Lead Safe Foundation.
- Bring your toys, household goods, jewelry, etc. for free lead testing by the Lead Safe Foundation.
When :: Activities run from 11:00am – 2:00pm and the schedule is as follows:
- 11:00am :: Fundred drive begins in Great Hall Art Activities begin in 1st floor elevator lobby
- 11:30am :: Music by Jonno and Bayou Deville begins
- 11:30am :: StoryQuest in Museum Shop: Lynda Deniger reads from her Patti the Pelican series
- 12:00pm :: Mel Chin family gallery walkthrough and an interactive Q&A with other local lead experts. Learn and participate in a performance as a screen test for original music video hip-hop production, “Neurotoxic Element.”
- 1:30pm :: StoryQuest in Museum Shop: Lynda Deniger reads from her Patti the Pelican series
- 2:00pm :: Community Works of Louisiana dance performances by young students
Cost :: All event activities are included with regular NOMA admission. Adults are $10. Seniors (65+), active military, students are $8. Children (ages 7-17) are $6. Free for children 6 and under. Free for NOMA members.
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A Southern girl at heart, Elise was born in Texas, lived in North Carolina and Florida, but has called New Orleans home for almost six years. Early in her childhood, her parents realized she was not an athlete and started investing in her love of art by taking her to museums and galleries and scheduling private art lessons. Elise fostered her art interest during her Management undergraduate degree at Florida State University by taking Art History courses. This ultimately led her to New Orleans, where she earned her Masters in Arts Administration at University of New Orleans, and also married the man of her dreams. Elise currently works at the New Orleans Museum of Art as the Youth and Family Programs Manager. She loves her dream job in the city that stole her heart.