Words from an Intern: Fashion Camp 2012 Inside the Studio

Two weeks ago the Ogden Museum of Southern Art opened its doors to fourteen students, all with fashion on the brain. These teenagers were more than ready to get down to work on their future designs and upcoming show. Taking lead from instructor, Veronica Cho, and with the help of Sally Hall and myself, the process unfolded.The journey began with
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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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Intern and Docent on tours

Intern and Docent on tours

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

Second Session is On!

It’s hard to believe our first session of Art and Drama camp has come and gone, but we’ve already moved in our new set of campers! After last week’s spot on performance, we can’t wait to see what these little creative minds have in store for their own plays. Check out some photos from our first day! The kids are
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Having a final rehearsal the morning of the play

And So It Begins…

In four short weeks, the Ogden Education Summer Programs are off to a great start. Since the start of June, the museum has welcomed five local high school students and two college interns to assist the education staff. After two weeks of docent training, puppet making, and museum hopping, our docents are certainly fully equipped to represent the Ogden for
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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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Fashion Camp at the O!

Style ruled at the Ogden from July 18 through the 22nd, as aspiring young designers conceived, created, and put on an entire runway show in just a week. Working with New York-trained, New Orleans-based designer Veronica Cho, students aged 12 to 15 learned about the history of American fashion design before settling down to sketch out their own ideas. After
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Southern Play Time: Celebrating Haiti

Our second session of Southern Play Time art and drama camp at the Ogden just ended, and it went out with a bang — and a whole lot of confetti! This session, the campers worked with art teacher Gina Phillips and director Mikko to create a play showcasing children’s folk tales from Haiti. There was a magic fish, a competitive
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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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