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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Summer Play Time 2011

The first session of our third annual Summer Play Time camp at the Ogden was full of creativity and craftsmanship! Local elementary school students worked with actor/director Mikko and artist Gina Phillips to create their own play, sets, and costumes based on a Southern theme. The current exhibition One World, Two Artists: John Alexander and Walter Anderson served as the
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The Ogden Family Fair– A Coastal Celebration

September 2010By Ogden EducationOn August 22, 2010 the Ogden Museum hosted its third annual Family Fair welcoming more than 600 friends, both old and young, out of the heat and humidity of the New Orleans summer for a Coastal Celebration. In honor of the remarkable environment that contributes so much to our local community and culture, children were invited to
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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” 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!… Continue reading

Capital One-UNO Charter Schools Spring Visit

In February, the Capital One-UNO Charter Schools returned for their second visit as part of a literacy enhancement program that begins in the classroom and continues in the museum. This spring teachers read new books aloud and brought more images into the classroom to expose the children to other treasures within the Ogden’s collection. The PreK focused on color and read
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UNO Charter Schools Come to The Ogden

Thanks to an Entergy New Orleans, Inc. 2009 Community Partnership Grant and the expertise of Dr. Sharon Shaffer, Director of the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, the Capital One-UNO Charter School Network and The Ogden have been able to partner to create a literacy enhancement program that begins in the classroom and continues in the museum. At the schools, teachers read
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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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Puppet Show at The O

Louisiana Tricksters presented by Calliope Puppets November 14, 2009   CALLIOPE PUPPETS kick ed off a puppet workshop series at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art with a performance of “Louisiana Tricksters”. Drawn from the worldwide genre of trickster tales, these two stories feature some lively southern characters with West African as well as Cajun roots. The… Continue reading