This weekend we went to a wonderful wedding in New Orleans. The reception was held in the New Orleans Museum of Art. The museum was open, so we had a chance to see paintings by Thomas Eakins, Monet, and Dutch masters, Chinese pottery, carvings from Easter Island, Louis Comfort Tiffany perfume bottles, and beaded African masks.
The ceremony was held in the sculpture garden at sunset. The garden is beautiful, with a lagoon, magnolia grove, and 200-year-old, Spanish moss-laden live oaks. There are 57 sculptures, created by 20th century masters like Henry Moore, as well as contemporary works. After the ceremony, a brass band led us over the bridges to the museum. We waved hankies and the bride and groom led the way, holding parasols. Some sort of New Orleans tradition.
I didn’t get the opportunity to take as many photos as I would have liked, but here are a few. The Sydney and Walda Bestoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is must see if you’re ever down in New Orleans.