2023 Press Releases

In the News

Biz New Orleans (Jun. 14): Foundation Installs First of 2 New Sculptures Along Poydras Corridor 

Adore (Jun. 12): In Dad Taste: 35 Great Father’s Day Gifts

New Orleans Magazine (Jun. 11): Week of June 12: Audubon Aquarium, Art Markets and Ice Cream

Artsy (Jun. 9): 5 Late LGBTQ+ Artists Finally Getting Their Due

New Orleans Magazine (Jun. 1): Ogden Museum Magnolia Ball Silent Auction Opens June 3

New Orleans Magazine (Jun. 1): Arts Calendar – June

Travel Lemming (May 31): 56 Things to Do in New Orleans in 2023 (By a Local) 

Country Roads (May 9): Sheldon Scott at the Ogden 

Goop (April 13): A Local’s Guide to New Orleans in 2023

Nola.com (April 4): Documentary on New Orleans artist George Dunbar premieres at NOMA

Xavier University (March 27): Ogden Museum of Southern Art: Creative Conversations

Brightshrub.com (March 21): About New Orleans and 20 Fun Things To Do

USATales.com (March 16): 10 Contemporary New Orleans Art Galleries

Macaroni Kid (March 14): Museums for All in New Orleans at Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Gambit (March 13): Gambit’s Summer Camp Guide

Fox 15 (March 13): Spring Exhibitions at Hilliard Art Museum Focus on Women Artists

Martin CID Magazine (Feb.26): Melvin Edwards: Lines for the Poet

INVISION Magazine (Feb.20): Capturing Color through the Joyful Eyes of the Colorblind

Travel2Next (Feb.16): 20 Museums in New Orleans

Presented by Ogden Museum of Southern Art's Learning and Engagement Department, this exhibition features artist Rontherin Ratliff in collaboration with 4th and 5th grade students from ReNEW Dolores T. Aaron Academy.
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Ogden Museum of Southern Art first launched Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation in 2012, to establish a vehicle that would bring to the fore the work of artists living in Louisiana and highlight the dynamism of art practice throughout the state. This year’s guest juror, Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, the Robert M. and Ruth L. Halperin Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford, has selected 45 works by 31 artists from a total of 790 submissions.
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This exhibition illustrates how, with each new development – from early photography, Impressionism, Tonalism, the Arts & Crafts Movement and Symbolism through American Scene Painting, Social Realism and Regionalism – Southern artists responded with a distinct blend of tradition and innovation along with a steadfast awareness of the power of place. Artists include Jacques Amans, Joseph Meeker, Ellsworth Woodward, Lulu King Saxon, Julian Onderdonk, Elizabeth Catlett, George Ohr, Angela Gregory, Richmond Barthé, Bill Traylor, Walker Evans, Benjamin Wigfall, Walter Anderson and many more.
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CURRENTS is an annual juried exhibition of photographic works by members of New Orleans Photo Alliance. Each year, Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosts this exhibition, which also coincides with the PhotoNOLA Festival.
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Organized by Rivers Institute for Contemporary Art & Thought and presented in partnership with Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Tina Girouard: SIGN-IN is the first comprehensive posthumous retrospective for the Louisiana-born artist, Tina Girouard, and showcases over forty years of the artist’s practice. Known as a collaborator in artist communities in New York, New York, Lafayette, Louisiana and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Girouard’s work tells an expansive story of American art. A vanguard artist in the fields of performance, film, textile, printmaking and community-based practices, Girouard’s animated work explores the different places she called home.
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Southland examines the role photographs have played in the visualization of the natural landscape of the American South. The exhibition explores the many technical and aesthetic methods photographers have employed in approaching the subject of the Southern Landscape. Highlighting the marshlands in Louisiana, the beaches of Florida, the flatlands of the Mississippi Delta and the mountains of North Carolina and Virginia, the exhibition shows the landscape of the American South is as diverse as the people of the region. Southland not only investigates the topographical physical characteristics of the land of the American South, but the metaphysical and emotional role romanticism plays in the understanding of landscape photographs made of and about the American South.
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Remembering Shirley Rabé Masinter

Shirley Rabé Masinter was a hyperrealist painter that maintained an art practice for over 70 years.  Depicting the gritty patina of the inner-city neighborhoods and cemeteries of New Orleans, her carefully constructed compositions find beauty in urban decay. Masinter described her work as being focused “on a city in transition with many controversial and dynamic social forces at play.”
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