Museums and Galleries to See in New Orleans

New Orleans offers visitors plenty of cultural attractions to explore, from extensive collections of Southern art to a World War II memorial.

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Degas, Bellocq, Capote, Faulkner, Tennessee Williams... New Orleans has long attracted the creative mind. The New Orleans Museum of Art, founded in 1911 in City Park and showcasing masters from Renoir to Picasso, remains the flagship museum in the city, but several major galleries and museums are now in the Warehouse Arts District, south of the CBD. Contemporary gallerist Arthur Roger helped establish the area when he opened here in 1988, to be followed by the Contemporary Arts Center (performing arts), the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the National WWII Museum. Keep an eye on the Bywater, however, where cheap rents (for now) and studio space are attracting a new generation of young artists.