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2020 Press Releases

In the News (December 7): Top 10 Ideas for a Fun & Responsible 2020 Holiday (December 4): Free Admission Day at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Offbeat (December 2): Ogden Museum Of Art Has Free Admission Day

Fox 8 (December 2): Free Admission to the Ogden (November 25): Shop the South on Museum Store Sunday at the Ogden Museum

Very Local New Orleans (November 25): Geaux Local: Your New Orleans Holiday 2020 Shopping Guide for Locals (November 13): Mystery buffs come together to figure out who dun it at Orleans Library book club (November 6): New Orleans Library’s free craft kits let teens weave their own paracord bracelets

Very Local New Orleans (November 5): What’s Happening in New Orleans this Weekend

The Tulane Hullabaloo (November 3): Ogden contemporary exhibit shows Louisiana talent (November 3): Give these great gift items and support New Orleans museums

Trips to Discover (October 16): Top 11 Things to See & Do in New Orleans (October 6): Petite Fête: Ogden Museum offering a new petite event package for weddings and other events

Adore (October 5): Ogden’s O What a Night! Gala Goes Online (October 1): What’s Hot: Art

Burnaway (September 16): News-in-Brief

Adore (September 11): Things We Adore: September 2020 (September 10): New Orleans student art contest showcases ‘Wear a Mask’ message, with exhibit at the Ogden (September 8): New Ogden museum exhibit captures the dreadful 2020 gestalt with bullets, blood and tears (September 6): New Orleans, Baton Rouge area People in Business for Sept. 6, 2020 (September 4): New Orleans museums including CAC, Ogden and NOMA open new exhibits (September 3): Ogden Museum of Southern Art Announces Winners of 2020 Louisiana Contemporary Exhibition, Opening this Weekend at Ogden Museum

The Helis Foundation (September 3): Ogden Museum of Southern Art Announces Winners of 2020 “Louisiana Contemporary” Exhibition

Very Local New Orleans (September 2): How to Staycation in New Orleans when the World is Closed (September 1): Free and Discounted Attractions in New Orleans

Artdaily (August 31): Ogden Museum of Southern Art announces the promotion of three staff members (August 30): Mandeville teen a winner in New Orleans’ mask poster contest

Biz New Orleans (August 26): Ogden Museum of Southern Art Announces Three Promotions

Mid City Messenger (August 19): Xavier students showcase work in timely exhibit at Ogden Museum of Southern Art











Fox 8 (August 17): HBCU Art Showcase

Thrillist (August 14): Actually Cool Things You Can (Still) Do in New Orleans Right Now

Black Southern Belle (August 13): HBCU Art Showcase Presented by New Orleans, LA Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

Offbeat (August 12): HBCU Art Showcase at Ogden Features Works by Xavier University Students

Burnaway (August 5): Ogden Museum Announces Artists for 2020 Louisiana Contemporary 

Offbeat (August 5): Ogden Museum Announces Artists Selected For 2020 Louisiana Contemporary Exhibit

The Helis Foundation (July 23): Ogden Museum of Southern Art Announces 56 Artists Selected for Louisiana Contemporary, the Museum’s Annual Juried Exhibition, Presented by The Helis Foundation

Very Local New Orleans (July 12): Art & AC: Free Sundays for Louisiana Residents

KPEL965 (July 12): Free Admission to NOLA Museums Every Sunday in July

Riverbeats (July 6): NOMA & The Ogden Bring Back ‘Art & AC’ Promotion, Free Admission on Sunday All Month

WWLTV (July 2): Art & AC at Ogden Museum

The Helis Foundation (June 30): Art & AC: Free Admission Sundays in July! (June 30): Free Admission in July: Art & AC Returns (June 16): Ogden Museum of Southern Art Granted Emergency Relief Funding Through the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Louisiana Culture Care Fund (June 15): Ogden Museum Reopens Monday with Must-see Exhibits of African American Abstract Art

Offbeat (June 12): Ogden Museum Of Southern Art Offering Online Summer Camps

Fox 8 (June 12): Ogden Museum Limited Reopening (June 11): When Hands-on Camps go Virtual, Something’s Lost and Something’s Gained (June 10): Gambit event spotlight: World Naked Bike Ride | Virtual Creole Tomato Festival | Ogden Museum of Southern Art reopens June 15

My New Orleans (June 8): Ogden Museum Will Reopen With Limited Capacity June 15

Offbeat (June 8): Ogden Museum to Begin Reopening June 15

My New Orleans (May 28): Vacation Oasis

Adore (May 12): Mark Your Calendar for This Art-Inspired Meditation

Gambit (May 11): Museums Take Art, Culture and Histories Online During the Coronavirus Pandemic

NARM (May 6): Daily Feature

Burnaway (May 1): Call for Artists: May 2020

My New Orleans (May 1): Art: Holding On

Gambit (April 27): Photos: Murals in the CBD and Warehouse District

ARTFIXdaily (Apr. 27): 5 Beautiful and Practical Artisan-Made Gifts from Museum Shops for Mother’s Day

Offbeat (Apr 21): Ogden Museum Accepting Louisiana Contemporary Submissions

The Helis Foundation (April 17): Art for All: Virtual Tours, Online Education & More






My New Orleans (Apr 14): An Ogden Museum Online Break (Apr 9): New Orleans art venues want to meet you where you are: At home, as coronavirus shuts doors

Fox 8 (Apr 6): Ogden Museum of Southern Art launches online programming to virtually connect with families

Gambit (Apr 4): Calendar: Livestreaming New Orleans music and events

WDSU (Apr 3): Virtual experience: New Orleans Ogden Museum may be closed to the public but not online

Very Local New Orleans (Mar 26): Here are 12 Museums in New Orleans you can Check Out (Without Leaving the Couch) 

New Orleans Local (Mar 25): Coronavirus Quarantine Curricculum: Check Out a Museum From Home

Huck Magazine (Mar 16): A Sweeping Portrait of Life in the American South: Revelations

River Beats (Mar 6): Melvin Edwards Unveils New Steelwork Exhibit ‘Crossroads’ at the Ogden

Burnaway (Feb 22): Close Look: “What Music is Within” at Ogden Museum, New Orleans

Art in America (Feb 19): For Six Decades, William Christenberry Captured the Ramshackle Vernacular of the South

Alexander Gray Associates (Feb 8): Melvin Edwards: Crossroads

WhereYat (Feb 5): King Cake and Cocktails for a Cause at the OgdenWGNO

WGNO (Feb 4): Raising Dough While Eating Dough, “The King Cake Walk and Cocktails at the O” was a success for the Ogden Museum

AmericanWay (Feb 3): Local Takes: New Orleans

Go Nola (Feb 2): Krewe du Vieux, Tet Fest, and More Weekend Picks

MyNewOrleans (Jan 31): Shop Talk: Ellen Balkin

Thrillest (Jan 30): The Best Neighborhoods in New Orleans to Spend a Weekend

Offbeat (Jan 28): Ogden Celebrates Mardi Gras With Annual King Cake Walk And Cocktails At The O

It’s Nice That (Jan 28): An Exploration of paternity, masculinity, race: Alex Christopher Williams on Black, Like Paul

WGNO (Jan. 21): Free Day at the Ogden Museum in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

ARTnews (Jan 14):  Pamela J. Joyner’s ‘Mission-Driven Collection’ of African-American Art Looks to Reframe History 

2020 News and Press

CURRENTS is an annual exhibition that highlights the diverse photographic work created by New Orleans Photo Alliance members.
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The 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.
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Revelations features photographs acquired for the Ogden Museum’s permanent collection since 2011.
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BUILT draws from Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s permanent collection to explore how Southern artists engage various mediums and practices to explore the power of sculptural form.
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Outside In, Improvisations of Space brings together works from throughout MaPó Kinnord’s career to illustrate her practice in clay.
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Preservative Force brings together recently acquired works from a diverse group of artists working in various styles and media.
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