New Orleans has a decent amount of both art and historic museums especially for the size of the city (Pop. 600,000 before Katrina).  You may notice that there is a thriving art community and you’ll see artists exhibiting their paintings on courtyard fences. You may also notice that the French Quarter is filled with fine art galleries. The city’s museums, however are not quite of the same caliber as the museums in Europe.   There is nothing here to rival the Louvre or Musee d’Orsay, but there are a few gems to be found.

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Edgar Degas House

The Gallier Historic House

The Hermann-Grima Historic House

New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

The Cabildo

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

The Presbytere

The National WWII Museum


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