New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Feeling hot and sticky? Cool down in the New Orleans Museum of Art, which is free on Wednesdays for Louisianians (courtesy of The Helis Foundation). The museum has an excellent collection of African art, textiles and photography, but it is the paintings that draw me: Mary Cassatt’s “Mother and Child in the Conservatory” and William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s “Whisperings of Love.”
Need a light snack or a sip? Step into Café NOMA, get an iced tea and split a cheese board.
Wrap up the park visit with a stroll through the sculpture garden, which is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is always free. Look for the Louise Bourgeois’ giant spider and the Lin Emery’s silver “In Motion” sculpture.
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