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March 2017

Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes at Ogden After Hours

/// March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bruce 'Sunpie' Barnes will present his La Coeur Creole program comprised of historical sounds of the 19th Century. Ogden After Hours is a weekly entertainment series featuring Southern musicians, films and more. Each OAH includes an art activity for kids in our Education Gallery, a cash bar and our galleries are open for viewing. OAH is free for museum members and $13.50 for guests.

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Ogden Museum Book Club The Moviegoer

/// March 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Ogden Museum docent and former teacher Maureen O’Dwyer for a lively discussion about Southern art, literature and culture. This club will meet approximately every 6 weeks. Members may arrive at 5:30 p.m. Discussion will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately one hour. This club is FREE for Ogden Museum members, however please email Ellen Balkin, Education Manager, at ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org to attend.

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Craft Happy Hour Pistil and Stamen

/// March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate Spring! Please join Megan and Denise from Pistil and Stamen Flower Farm and Studios for a small wearables class where they will demonstrate how to make boutonnieres, floral combs, and floral wristlets. $25 nonmembers $20 members Fee includes all materials, beer and wine.

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Honey Island Swamp Band at Ogden After Hours

/// March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Honey Island Swamp Band for a special acoustic set. Deemed "Bayou Americana," by No Depression Magazine, their latest album, Demolition Day, was named one of the top 50 albums of 2016 by Offbeat. This latest album marks the 10-year anniversary of Honey Island Swamp Band, which formed in San Francisco via New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina displaced the founding members. With little hope of returning to their beloved city, the band channeled the blues and emotions of their circumstances to develop a…

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Free Family Day: Art and Architecture

/// March 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

From shotguns to Creole cottages to camelbacks and double-gallery Victorians, explore New Orleans’ unique architecture though hands-on art activities inspired by the vibrant street scenes found in Waltzing the Muse: The Paintings of James Michalopoulos, Presenting Sponsors: Henry and Pat Shane, on view at the Ogden Museum March 1 – July 16, 2017. Enjoy kid-friendly performances from the Delores T. Aaron Brass Band and Funny Bones Improv, or participate in a movement & music workshop by Body//Sonic. Frencheeze food truck…

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Opening Reception Waltzing the Muse: The Paintings of James Michalopoulos

/// March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come explore the fifth floor galleries and witness an incredible retrospective of one of New Orleans' most recognizable painters, while listening to the sounds of the Loose Marbles and enjoying cocktails sponsored by Old New Orleans Rum. Presenting sponsors for this exhibition are Henry and Pat Shane. Waltzing the Muse: The Paintings of James Michalopoulos is on view from March 1 to July 16.

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Carsie Blanton at Ogden After Hours

/// March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Carsie Blanton is a singer/songwriter based in New Orleans. Her newest record, So Ferocious, is “a playful indie-pop record for smart, ferocious libertines”. Her albums range from folk and pop (Buoy, 2009) through Americana and rock (Idiot Heart, 2012; Rude Remarks, 2013), to classic jazz (Not Old, Not New, 2014). When asked about the genre of So Ferocious, Carsie told DIME Magazine, “making music is like making love; if you only know one way to do it, you’re not very good at it.” Carsie…

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Book Signing at Ogden After Hours

/// March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stephen Hilger will be at Ogden After Hours signing his new book "Back of Town" (SPQR Editions, 2016). Hilger is a photographer based in Brooklyn whose work traces historical memory in the social landscape. His monograph, Back of Town, chronicles the disappearance over time of a New Orleans neighborhood first devastated by Katrina, then razed to make way for two new hospitals. Hilger received his B.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Columbia University and was a fellow in the Whitney Museum of…

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Southern Art Southern Stories: A Room of Wonders by Sergio Ruzzier

/// March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Following story time in the Education Gallery, museum educators will guide young visitors (and a caregiver) on a museum exploration, focusing on themes and ideas presented in the book. Afterwards, all are invited to create their own works of art inspired by what was seen and discussed. For students ages 4-7 and a caregiver $30 members/ $35 non-members

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Bob Malone at Ogden After Hours

/// March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bob Malone has toured the world as a solo artist for two decades and has played keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty since 2011. Classically trained, with a degree in jazz, and a lifetime playing rock & roll clubs, theatres, and arenas, Bob’s sound is a one-of-a-kind hybrid of rock, blues, and New Orleans R&B, delivered with high-energy piano virtuosity and a voice all his own. "A keyboard wizard." - The New Yorker "Bob Malone doesn't just accompany himself on…

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