New Orleans Museum of Art

New Orleans Art Institutions Closed in Anticipation of Hurricane Nate

Alex Greenberger reports in Artnews that with Hurricane Nate approaching the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans museums closed for part of the weekend. Upgraded from a tropical storm, the hurricane made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday night as a category 1 storm, though after soaking Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, making its second US landfall, it has been downgraded to a tropical depression.

The New Orleans Museum of Art posted a closing notice on its website for Saturday, with the expectation that it would reopen on Sunday at noon. Likewise, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art tweeted on Friday evening that it would also be closed Saturday, and sent out another tweet indicating that it opened at noon yesterday due to the weather. The Contemporary Arts Center was closed on Saturday and Sunday, and has postponed its Arts for Arts’ Sake festival until further notice.

Tulane University’s Newcomb Art Museum canceled its First Friday Collections Tour due to Hurricane Nate, but otherwise the institution’s operations appear to have been unaffected.