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Intern and Docent on tours

Intern and Docent on tours

Above, a summer intern and docent show visiting students the work of Mark Messersmith

Looking to Learn NOCCA Opening

1,800 people visited the Ogden Saturday night during White Linen Night. Attendees donned their summer whites and danced to the music of Lightnin’ Malcom while they viewed the five new openings and took a break from the heat in the A.C. Saturday marked the official opening of the Education Gallery’s new exhibition Looking to Learn featuring the work of students
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Ceramics: Finding Science in Art

This spring, thanks to a grant from the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Program, Warren Easton High School approached the Ogden about developing a way to combine science and art education. Our solution? Ceramics. Over the course of four after school visits to the Ogden, Warren Easton students worked with local ceramic artist Rashida Ferdinand, discussing the science of
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Meet the 2011 Teen Docents!

Our Teenage Docent program this summer includes five local high school students, all of whom receive a stipend provided by United Summer Grants to work at the Ogden through June and July. In addition to leading summer tours of the Ogden’s collection, Kayla, Drea, Kinmont, Alvin and Lionell are providing invaluable help as counselors at Summer Play Time this month.
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Summer Puppet Theater: Bringing Paintings to Life

The Ogden’s second annual Summer Puppet Theater is out on the road, as our 2011 Teen Docents travel to libraries, schools and camps with a puppet show all about some of the Ogden’s most notable artwork. Working with local artist and puppeteer Karen Konnerth, the Teen Docents each chose a favorite painting from the museum and created a story —
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Aubrey Edwards Immortalizes Black Love Campers On Film

When the kids from Black Love Summer Camp entered the Ogden’s “Where Y’At” exhibition, they saw a host of familiar faces.  In Aubrey Edwards’ edgy yet nuanced portraits of local Bounce musicians, the children found their uncles, aunts, family friends, and even their camp counselor, Sess 4-5.  Edwards explained the concept of portraiture, then invited the campers to photograph one
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Education at the O Featured in”50 Awesome Art Museum Blogs”

Bestcollegesonline.com recently featured the Ogden’s education blog in its article about art museum blogs.  Blogs like Education at the O are “fantastic resources for those who want to get more out of their local art outlets.”  Check it out!http://www.bestcollegesonline.com/blog/2010/06/23/50-awesome-art-museum-blogs/

Puppet-making Workshops

Wetland Shadow Puppets inspired by Walter AndersonNovember 21, 2009Participants in the workshop studied the Walter Anderson watercolors on display in The Ogden and then made shadow puppets based on his work – a duck, a fish, a nest of birds, or a crab, for instance. Future Puppet-Making Workshops: January 16       Hand Puppet Houses inspired by Jeffrey Cook February
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Summer Docents

Three local teenagers receive a stipend, thanks to the generosity of the MaggieGeorge Foundation, to learn about the museum and its collection and to assist in leading tours throughout the summer. They also act as counselors for The Ogden’s newly developed summer camps.  This summer The Ogden Museum was excited to have two additional students from the Summer 2009 initiative of
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A new blog!

Welcome to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Education department blog!  The Education department is able to participate and organize some really great things here in New Orleans, so we wanted to find a way to share all of these great experiences with you!  We hope that this blog will help you to feel like you are a part of
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