Pushing the limits and exploring the past and future of our art legacy





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A New Era of Art & History SUNOMA


Southern University at New Orleans Museum of Art (SUNOMA) is an important resource and research center on the university campus that contributes significantly to the various curriculum, educational programs, cultural activities, and community outreach, not only to SUNO but also to the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, and the world.

The mission of SUNOMA is to celebrate the artistic legacy of African and African American descendant people through collecting, preserving, and interpreting their art, culture, and artifacts.


In alignment with the university mission, SUNOMA seeks to engage with the community and other stakeholders to address pressing social, cultural, and environmental issues in our university, community, and society using a contemporary museological framework and ethics.
















The 15,000-square-foot museum consists of four galleries, each highlighting different works of art, including regional, national, and international works, and the university’s permanent collection of artifacts from the Congo and Nigeria.

“We are so proud to have a state-of-the-art museum to feature our African art collection, considered one of the most influential collections among universities,” said SUNO Chancellor Dr. James H. Ammons, Jr. “The museum is an essential resource and research center for our students, the City of New Orleans, and beyond.







Hours of Operations (Subject to Change) 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10AM - 4PM 

Weekends: By Appointment 

Free parking is available on the side streets of Press Drive  





Courtesy of Ted Ellis