The mission of the Ogden Museum Education Department is to create and implement innovative programs designed to bring art and people together to explore the rich and varied cultural identities of the South.
The Ogden Museum Education Department aims to provide student experiences focused on discovering meaning through observation, discussion, and creative response. Additionally, by bringing art into the classroom through outreach programming and by providing support for educators of all subjects and ages, we strive to create a community of learners in which information and knowledge flows back and forth between the museum and the communities we serve.
Occurring every February, African American History Month is a tribute to the generations of African Americans who faced great challenges to achieve full rights in American society. This year, the Ogden Museum will celebrate African American History Month by promoting the life, work, and achievements of several African American artists in the museum’s permanent collection. Stop by the museum each Thursday during Ogden After Hours and participate in an art activity inspired by a specific artist’s work (also available below for download for you and your child to do at home). Also follow along the Ogden’s social media channels (@ogdenmuseum) where, each Friday, we will present an “artist takeover” highlighting a number of African American artists in the collection. And, of course, drop in to the museum Wednesday through Monday to see these artists’ work in person!
Featured artists this month include Benny Andrews, Bessie Harvey, Robert Reed, Eugene Martin, and Thornton Dial. This week’s art activity is inspired by Robert Reed and Eugene Martin.