With so much to do in New Orleans, many forget that the city’s art scene is just as vibrant as the food and music. Check out the highlighted exhibits below and search our calendar to find even more art in New Orleans.

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Queen Nefertari’s Egpyt - New Orleans Museum of Art

Queen Nefertari’s Egypt

Dates: March 18-July 17 

Catch the closing days of Queen Nefertari’s Egypt this month at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Queen Nefertari, the royal wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II (reigned 1279–13 BCE), is linked to some of the most magnificent monuments of ancient Egypt. Now, artifacts found within her tomb are on display here in New Orleans for a limited time only. Learn more and purchase your tickets in advance here

Welcome to the Afrofuture

Dates: July 1, 2021-July 30, 2022

Welcome to the Afrofuture, The Matrix of Creativity: Where the River Meets the Sea is an exhibition showcasing contemporary work by artists, creatives, and designers engaging in the aesthetic of black spatial realities, imaginary spaces, and black meccas. Curated by Kristina Kay Robinson and Curatorial Fellow Kennedi Andrus, the exhibit features works from over 25 artists. Catch the closing days of the exhibit through July 30 at the New Orleans African American Museum.

A Summer’s Prayer

Dates: June 11-September 18

A new exhibit just in time for the summer season, A Summer’s Prayer examines photographs from Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s permanent collection that address themes reflected within the summer season – leisure, travel, memory, and place. From architecture to portraits, enjoy this breathtaking exhibit until September 18 at the Ogden.

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