New Orleans Museum of Art

About this Project

The New Orleans Museum of Art is not just a place to enjoy world-class art, it’s an architectural masterpiece. Designed by the legendary architect Paul Philippe Cret, the museum was built in a neoclassical style.

Originally constructed to serve as part of the  Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the building was later repurposed to serve as a museum. 


New Orleans Museum of Art
Skylight over pool Cavalier

Since then, it has undergone multiple renovations and expansions, the most recent of which was completed in 2020, adding more gallery space and a new auditorium. 

The museum’s most recent expansion is a modern masterpiece designed by the firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. The new addition seamlessly blends with the original neoclassical architecture and features a new auditorium, additional gallery space, and a café.

The New Orleans Museum of Art has an extensive collection that features over 40,000 works of art, including a wide range of historical and contemporary pieces, making it a must-visit destination for art lovers from around the world.

And when inside, a look up will provide another type of art, a custom-designed skylight manufactured by Crystal Structures with installation by Zinsel Glass.

Zinsel has partnered with Crystal Structures on several skylight projects.  This skylight is approximately 29ft long and uses 9ft long glass panels.  

With its attention to detail, beautiful architecture, amazing works of art and a skylight that adds to the ambiance, it’s no wonder the museum has become such an essential part of New Orleans’ cultural scene.