October 21st, 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Join the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for its annual O What A Night! Dubbed “the Met Ball of the South”, O What A Night! is an unparalleled celebration of Southern art, culture and cuisine. The glamorous black-tie event highlights the important mission of the Ogden Museum: to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation, and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South. The Museum is honored to have Hearst and WDSU-TV as presenting sponsors this year, and Whitney Bank as the Patron Party sponsor. O What a Night! chairmen for 2017 are Alexa Georges and Jerry Armatis. Cuisine will be provided by Chef Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery and Balise and Kristen Essig & Michael Stoltzfus ofCoquette. Entertainment for the night is presented by Jeremy Davenport andPreservation Hall Jazz Band.
Established in 2012, this statewide, juried exhibition promotes contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides exhibition space for the exposition of living artist’s work, and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.
The Colourful South explores the role color photography has played in the history of Southern photography and beyond.
This series portrays rural and roadside life in and around the Mississippi Delta, Memphis and points between.
Solidary and Solitary, drawn from the Joyner/Giuffrida collection, tells the history of art by African-American artists from the 1940s to the present moment.