Managing Partner, Robert M. Steeg, recently became the head of the Accessions Committee of the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), where he is currently serving as a Board Member.
New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution opened on December 16, 1911 with only nine works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the south.
Among its French treasures is a group of works by the French Impressionist Edgar Degas who visited maternal relatives in New Orleans in the early 1870s and painted just 20 blocks from the Museum. NOMA’s collection of works by masters of the School of Paris includes paintings and sculptures by Picasso, Braque, Dufy and Miro, among others.
NOMA is in the process of adding over 40,000 pieces from the collection to its website which you can view by clicking here. The work currently on the site is a sample of what is to come.