Frequently Asked Questions


Ogden Museum of Southern Art is unable to appraise artworks.  The Museum recommends that an accredited appraiser be contacted directly.  The following information is provided to aid in your search for an expert in a field related to your artwork.  For assistance with finding an appraiser, please contact:

American Society of Appraisers
555 Herndon Parkway, suite 125
Herndon, VA  20170
PH: 800-272-8258 toll-free or 703-478-2228
FX: 703-742-8471

International Society of Appraisers
737 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2100
Chicago, Illinois  60611
PH: 866-481-1689 toll-free or 312-981-6778
FX: 312-981-6787

Appraisers Association of America, Inc.
386 Park Avenue South, between 27th & 28th
Suite 2000, 20th floor
New York, New York 10016
PH: 212-889-5404
FX: 212-889-5503


Before choosing a conservator, we suggest that you refer to the American Institute of Historic & Artistic Works brochure guidelines.  The brochure can be accessed at

For assistance in finding a conservator, please contact:

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
1156 15th St., NW, suite 320
Washington, DC  20005-1714
PH: 202-452-9545


The Ogden Museum of Southern Art does not recommend one appraiser, conservator, framer or other art professional over another.  This list includes suggestions of organizations that may be consulted; but the Museum will not be held responsible for conservation or appraisals.  This information is provided solely as a resource, and not an endorsement of any entity.

Donating Works of Art

Patron gifts are essential to the growth of the Museum’s collection.  Gifts of art to the Museum serve to increase both the quantity and quality of the permanent collection, and further enhance our ability to engage visitors in visual art.

Collectors can give works of art to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art:
As an outright gift
As an irrevocable promised gift
As a bequest
As the gift of a percentage of value over a time period designated by the giver

Gifts must be approved by the Board of Trustees.

The Museum recommends discussing your gift and estate plans with your own legal and financial advisors to ensure your personal and charitable goals are wisely met. We are grateful to all our friends and donors.  For more information on giving art to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, please contact the Coordinator for Curatorial Affairs and Collections at

Submitting an Exhibition Proposal

The mission of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South through its events, permanent collections, changing exhibitions, educational programs, publications and research.

 The Ogden Museum welcomes submissions from artists for curatorial review and asks that you consider our mission, programming and collection to determine if the submission is appropriate to our Museum. If you have not visited the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and are not familiar with our programs, we invite you to tour the changing and permanent collection exhibitions, or explore the website and browse our current and past exhibitions.


You may submit artwork to Please label your attached images with your name, title of the work, date created, media and dimensions. We cannot accept actual works of art. Include a cover letter about the images you are submitting for review, as well as a brief description of the project.

Please Note:

We review exhibition proposals on a quarterly basis and the process may take up to several months. Please do not submit any material that you will need returned immediately.  It may not be possible to reply to every submission. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art cannot be held responsible for submitted material.


While we are happy to review submissions, doing so will not constitute a promise to exhibit your work.  The Museum’s exhibition schedule is planned approximately two to three years in advance and is carefully balanced to present our viewers with a varied artistic program. Therefore, we are rarely able to accommodate unsolicited submissions for exhibitions.


We cannot make studio visits, see the work in person, or engage artists to discuss their work in our offices during the initial phase of the review. If there is sufficient interest from a curator, the Museum will contact you about any further steps.