Creole pig-outs, Bourbon Street binges, and Dixieland jazz sessions — go ahead and get them out of your system. Then consider the calm of the new sculpture garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Nudging the Big Easy in a higher-brow direction, the five-acre oasis hosts more than 50 artworks from sculpture legends including Fernando Botero and Henry Moore. Live oaks and Spanish moss, magnolias, and camellias surround the $25 million collection where admission — and respite — is free. (504) 488-2631, www.noma.org
— E.G.