NEW ORLEANS (press release) – This fall Studio KIDS! presents eight workshops for children ages 5 to 10 who want to get creative and learn art-making techniques inspired by works at NOMA and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The classes are held Saturday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm; cost per class: $25 members | $30 nonmembers. For the first class, scheduled for Saturday, September 7, participants will create a “quilted” square in mixed media, in conjunction with the exhibition The Quilts of Gee’s Bend. View the full schedule and enroll now; each session is limited to 14 seats. 

Tickets and sponsorships are now on sale for LOVE in the Garden, NOMA’s annual outdoor fundraiser in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden on Friday, Sept. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Guests will enjoy food from more than 60 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants and craft cocktails from competitive bartenders, along with music and dancing beneath the moss-draped oaks.

NOMA Happenings: Studio KIDS! Fall Workshops, LOVE in the Garden, William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure"

In the weeks ahead:

Friday, Sept. 6, 5 – 9 pm: Friday Nights at NOMA will feature selections of the opera Carmen by Opera Nouvelle in advance of a full production by the New Orleans Opera Association in October.

Sept. 10 – 29, 7:30 pm: The NOLA Project returns to NOMA’s Great Hall for twelve performances of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. For exact dates and tickets, visit