NEW ORLEANS — Opening March 22 and on view through June 10, 2018 at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is the exhibition, One Place Understood: Photographs From The Do Good Fund Collection.
This exhibition includes photographs from The Do Good Fund collection taken in the American South since World War II. The collection ranges from works by more than a dozen Guggenheim fellows to images by less well-known, emerging photographers working in the region.
One Place Understood was curated by Amy Miller, Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Alan Rothschild, President and Founder of The Do Good Fund, Inc.
Included in the exhibition are photographs by Rob Amberg, Oraien Catledge, Rineke Dijkstra, Carolyn Drake, Jill Frank, Preston Gannaway, Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Carlos Gustavo, Baldwin Lee, Builder Levy, Susan Lipper, Gordon Parks, Eli Reed, Mike Smith, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Rylan Steele, Brandon Thibodeaux, Brooke White and Vanessa Winship.
“In just the past five years, The Do Good Fund has assembled one of the most comprehensive and important collections of contemporary Southern photography in the world,” says Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art. “The Do Good Fund is on a mission to promote an understanding of the complexity and beauty of the American South through photography. The Fund has supported a broad range of photographers and engaged communities outside of the museum and gallery structure through workshops, exhibitions and other innovative programming.”
The opening reception for One Place Understood will take place at the Ogden Museum on Saturday, March 24 from 6 – 8 p.m. Free for members, $13.50 for general admission.
On Sunday, March 25 from 2 – 3 p.m., with general admission, the public is invited to a Gallery Talk with Alan Rothschild, Founder of The Do Good Fund, Inc, and Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Amy Miller.
The public is invited to a Panel Discussion on Friday, April 20 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. with moderator Dr. James Cobb, the B. Phinizy Spalding Professor of History Emeritus at The University of Georgia, photographers, scholars and curators. Panelists will discuss the exhibition and the issues facing the American South and photography post World War II. This panel is being supported by The Wilson Center, University of Georgia and The Do Good Fund, Inc. Free for members, $13.50 for general admission.
For more information regarding this exhibition, please contact Melissa Kenyon at email@example.com or 504.539.9631.
About The Do Good Fund, Inc.
The Do Good Fund, Inc. is a public charity based in Columbus, Georgia. Since its founding in 2012, the fund has focused on building a museum-quality collection of photographs taken in the American South since World War II. The collection ranges from works by more than a dozen Guggenheim fellows to images by less well-known, emerging photographers working in the region. Do Good’s mission is to make its collection of over 500 images broadly accessible through regional museums, nonprofit galleries and nontraditional venues and to encourage complementary, community based programming to accompany each exhibition.
About the Ogden Museum
Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art and is recognized for its original exhibitions, public events and educational programs which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature and culinary heritage to provide a comprehensive story of the South. Established in 1999 and in Stephen Goldring Hall since 2003, the Museum welcomes almost 85,000 visitors annually, and attracts diverse audiences through its broad range of programming including exhibitions, lectures, film screenings and concerts which are all part of its mission to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South.
The Ogden Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. for Ogden After Hours. Admission is free to Museum Members and $13.50 for adults, $11 for seniors 65 and older, $6.75 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5.
The Ogden Museum is free to Louisiana Residents on Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. courtesy of The Helis Foundation. The Helis Foundation is a Louisiana private foundation, established by the William Helis Family. The Art Funds of the Helis Foundation advance access to the arts for the community through contributions that sustain operations for, provide free admission to, acquire works of art and underwrite major exhibitions and projects of institutions within the Greater New Orleans area.
The Museum is closed Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.