Caring For Our Community: Rupa & Tarun Jolly
Our own, Dr. Tarun Jolly and his wife Dr. Rupa with other local philanthropists, chaired the New Orleans Museum Of Art’s (NOMA) Odyssey Ball on November 15th, 2019.
The couple is actively involved with NOMA and has attended the Ball the previous 5 years.
The Odyssey 2019: Mystère Louisiane celebrated the New Orleans Museum of Art in an evening of unparalleled elegance. The event raises funds to support NOMA’s nationally-recognized exhibitions and educational programs, which bring more than 300,000 annual visitors to the museum and Besthoff sculpture garden.
Dr. Jolly believes in staying active within the Greater New Orleans community, where he serves on the Board of Directors of Newman School, Dean’s Advisory Board for Tulane School of Public Health, the NOMA Board of Trustees, and the Advisory Board for New Orleans Bio innovation Center.
The New Orleans Museum of Art, founded in 1910 by Isaac Delgado, houses more than 50,000 works of art encompassing 5,000 years of history. Works from the permanent collection, along with continuously changing special exhibitions, are on view in the museum’s 46 galleries Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM, select Fridays from 10 AM to 9 PM, Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sundays from 11 AM to 5 PM. NOMA offers docent-guided tours at 1 PM Tuesday – Sunday.
The adjoining Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden features work by more than 85 artists, including several 20th and 21st-century master sculptors. NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden is free and open to the public seven days a week: 10 AM to 6 PM. The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are fully accessible to handicapped visitors and wheelchairs are available from the front desk. For more information about NOMA, call (504) 6584100 or visit www.noma.org. Museum admission is free on Wednesdays for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Children 12 and under receive free admission. Teenagers (ages 13-19) receive free admission courtesy of The Helis Foundations.