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Intern Notes: Ogden Summer Teen Docents’ Puppet Theatre

Each summer, the Ogden Museum’s Summer Teen Docents put on a Puppet Show inspired by works in the Museum’s collection. Each Docent chose a piece on exhibition, wrote a short play about the work, and created puppets to act it out. To start, the Docents participated in a workshop led by Karen Konnerth of Calliope Puppets. Karen taught them about
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Intern Notes: Weeks Five and Six

During the final week of Art and Movement Camp, counselors and campers excelled in learning new methods of art making and body movements. Out of the many things the campers learned, figure drawing was a favorite. They were given the opportunity not only to learn how to draw people, but also how to model! The final performance at the end
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Intern Notes: Week Four

During the final week of Photography Camp, students continued with even more exciting field trips and prepared for their portfolios for their work to be shown at Ogden’s White Linen Night. As Photography Camps came to a close, Art and Movement Camp began! Students have been learning about the relationship between art-making and their bodies!


Intern Notes: Week Three

Last week the Ogden Museum Art and Drama Camp came to an eventful close with an amazing performance held on Friday afternoon. Before the skits, both campers and counselors were busy making last minute changes to their costumes and preparing the set for the presentation. At the final performance, the young actors and actresses stole the show! As Art and
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Intern Notes: Week Two

This was the first of many eventful summer programs at the Ogden Museum: Art and Drama Camp. Over ten days, Andy Vaught, drama instructor, and Suzanna Ritz, Assistant Education Coordinator and art instructor, will guide students through preparing for and putting on a completely one-of-a-kind production.   On the first day, the camp counselors, our Teen Docents, led the campers
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Intern Notes: Week One

Summer has officially begun at the Ogden Museum and what better way to start than with Summer Teen Docent training! This summer, seven local high school students will not only give tours of the Ogden’s collection, but will also act as counselors for the Museum’s “Art and Drama” and “Art and Movement” camps. During the first week of training, Teen
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Junior Curators Program Fall 2012

This past fall, students from Lafayette Academy Charter School participated in the Junior Curators program at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The students started by touring the museum carefully looking at works of art, asking questions and taking notes.  After the tour, the students returned to their classrooms and began researching the works of art they observed at the
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Exhibition of Work by Contestants in the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts Scholarship Art Contest

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will feature an exhibition of works by the top 20 finalists of  Louisiana high school juniors and seniors who participated in the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts Contest. The work will be on view from January 10 – February 17, 2013 with an opening reception being held on Thursday, January 10th. “George Rodrigue
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From the Eyes of an Intern: Part Two

Additionally, we have immersed ourselves in other museums and galleries of the Central Business District. We first went across the street to the Contemporary Arts Center to view the exhibit, “Space: Antenna, The Front, Good Children Gallery.” We were fascinated by the modern art, and the pieces certainly challenged our VTS skills.“What do you see?”“A bunch of toilet plungers.”“Why do
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From the Eyes of an Intern: Part One–>Tours

Our summer docent program truly encourages our teens to explore the passionate art community of New Orleans. From our first week together, we have sought out the art and sculpture of the Crescent City, starting at ground zero: the Ogden! Learning the basics of a painting and its artist were all apart of our training week, but with each tour
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