2023 Press Releases


In the News

My New Orleans (Dec. 29): Arts Calendar: January

Gambit (Dec. 24): Gambit’s Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down for Dec. 25

ArtDaily (Dec. 24): Ogden Museum of Southern Art announces $20 million bequest from Roger Ogden

Observer (Dec. 21): In Philanthropy: Marc Benioff Donates Land to Combat Hawaii’s Housing Crisis and More

Biz New Orleans (Dec. 15): Week in Review, Dec. 11-15: Big Gifts from Benson and Ogden

New Orleans City Business (Dec. 15): Ogden Museum of Southern Art gets $20M donation from founder Roger Ogden

My New Orleans (Dec. 15): Roger Ogden Gives $20M to Sustain Ogden Museum

Biz New Orleans (Dec. 14): Roger Ogden Bequeaths $20M to Sustain Ogden Museum

NOLA.com (Dec.13): Ogden Museum of Southern Art receives major donation from founder Roger Ogden

NOLA.com (Dec. 13): Giant Mardi Gras drum major appears on New Orleans skyline

My New Orleans (Dec. 12): Winter Holiday Art Camp at Ogden Museum

WWNO (Dec.12): UMC nurses vote to unionize; NOPD’s plan to deploy drones; Upcoming Ogden After Hours performance

Energy Portal (Dec. 12): What are the best places for photography exhibitions in Louisiana?

My New Orleans (Dec. 11): Gallery Talk at the Ogden Museum

NOLA.com (Dec. 9): ‘Louisiana Lens’ book of historic and art photos highlights PhotoNOLA events Dec. 13-17

My New Orleans (Dec. 6): Ogden Museum Hosts Lecture with Historian Alex Lee

My New Orleans (Dec.1): Arts Calendar: December

ADORE (Nov. 24): Happy Everything! 55 Holiday Ornaments, Décor & More! 

ADORE (Nov. 22): Child’s Play: 38 Cool Items for Kids 

NOLA.com (Nov. 22): Nell Nolan: Ogden O Wha a Night, Catholic Community Foundation, Lambeth House Gala, Louisiana Landmarks Fete

My New Orleans (Nov. 20): Week of November 20: Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday

My New Orleans (Nov. 13): Ogden After Hours Featuring Casmé

Gambit (Nov. 10): Gambit Picks 

My New Orleans (Nov. 8): Free Family Day at Ogden Museum 

Travel Lens (Nov. 4): 20 Reasons to Fall in Love with New Orleans 

My New Orleans (Nov. 1): Arts Calendar: November 

My New Orleans (Nov. 1): Ogden Museum of Southern Art Magnolia Ball 

Adore (Oct. 17): 55 Local Tricks and Treats to Enjoy this Halloween

Coveteur (Oct. 14): The Definitive New Orleans Travel Guide 

ADORE (Oct. 12): 7 Upcoming Events to Add to Your Calendar 

ADORE (Oct. 9): The Feeling’s Neutral: 64 Must Haves for Fall

ADORE (Oct. 8): The Feeling’s Neutral: 64 Must Haves for Fall

New Orleans Magazine (Oct. 5): BK House & Gardens, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Join the New Orleans Public Library’s Culture Pass Program

COLAtoday (Oct. 4): Great Escapes: Our guide to New Orleans, LA

NOLA.com (Sept. 30): Architects, academics featured a 2-day New Orleans forum on designing for climate emergency

NOLA.com (Sept. 29): 2023 Best of New Orleans 

ADORE (Sept. 28): 27 Pieces to Wear to Work and Beyond

NOLA.com (Sept. 23): Gambit’s Best of New Orleans 2023

FOX8 (Sept. 21): Ogden Museum Free Family Day 

My New Orleans (Sept. 17): Ogden After Hours is This Thursday at the Museum

WWNO (Sept. 15): The Reading Life: Richard Sexton and Randolph Delehanty

Daily Kos (Sept. 15): Painted Out of Existence, Bélizaire is Just One Example of Erasure of Black Figures in History

Trekaroo (Sept. 8): 23 Fun Things To Do in New Orleans with Teens

ADORE (Sept. 5): Hello, Yellow! 35 Items to Brighten Up Your Day

My New Orleans (Sept. 1): Arts Calendar: September 

ADORE (Sept. 1): #1 Fan: Style that Scores (No Matter Your Sport) 

Offbeat Magazine (Aug. 14): CURRENTS 2023 Opens Submissions for New Orleans Photo Exhibition 

AXIOS (Aug. 3): 10 Essential New Orleans Museums to Visit 

ADORE (Aug. 2): 6 Activities to Check Out this August 

New Orleans Magazine (Aug. 1): Arts Calendar: August 

ADORE (Jul. 30): 4 Indoor Activities to Beat the Heat this Summer

NOLA Weekend (Jul. 27): New Orleans museums to offer free admission for ‘Museum Month’ this August

NOLA.com (Jul. 24): Art & A/C Returns for Cool August Saturdays at Museums 

New Orleans Magazine (Jul. 20): Beat the Heat in August with the Return of Art & A/C

NOLA.com (Jul. 3): Strike Up the Band: NO Concert Band Plays for 4th at Ogden

Adore (Jun. 30): 4 Indoor Activities to Beat the Heat This Summer

New Orleans Magazine (Jun. 30): Arts Calendar – July 

NOLA Weekend (Jun. 28): White Linen Night, The Annual Art Lovers Block Party, Returns: See List of Exhibits for 2023

Biz New Orleans (Jun. 28): Fidelity Bank White Linen Night Scheduled for Aug. 5 

New Orleans Magazine (Jun. 26): 31 Artists Selected for Ogden Museum’s 12th Annual “Louisiana Contemporary”

107 Jamz (Jun. 23): 12 Best Places To Go for Family Friendly Entertainment Around Lake Charles

107 Jamz (Jun. 22): 10 of the Best Wedding Venues in Louisiana

Adore (Jun. 16): Vacay Vibes: 46 Items to Transport You This Season

The Advocate (Jun. 15): Rodrigue exhibit opens in West Baton Rouge, Louisiana Art & Science Museum to Host Dino Day

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

Nola.com (Feb.15): Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Fox8 Live (Feb. 15): New Orleans Museum Offering Special Eyewear for Colorblind Guests

Biz New Orleans (Feb. 6): Ogden Museum Welcomes New Members to Board of Trustees

My New Orleans, (Jan. 26): Knowing Who We Are Opens, Marks Ogden Museum’s 20th Anniversary

My New Orleans, (Jan. 26): Homeschoolers Invited to Ogden Museum for Monthly Programming

Auburn University, “The Newsroom” (Jan. 20): Hemard to speak at College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment seminar series on Jan. 24

The Enlightened Mindset (Jan. 19): Where to Travel in the US in April: Hikes, Craft Brews, Cherry Blossoms & More!

The Advocate (Jan. 19): Hilliard celebrates Lafayette born businessman who created world’s largest collection of Southern art

Troy Today (Jan. 18): New IAC exhibit opens Friday featuring photography of Selma native Jerry Siegel; artist’s reception set for Jan. 26

My New Orleans (Jan.17): Mardi Gras Mini Market at the Ogden Museum

Big Easy Magazine (Jan. 15): Community Activists Say Cantrell Disrespects True Meaning of MLK Remembrance; Plan March & Rally on January 16 and Crime Summit on January 23

Vicksburg Post (Jan. 6): VICKSBURG FACTS: Vicksburg Natives with an artistic vision

Nola.com (Jan. 5): For $3.1M, get a posh townhome on the St. Charles parade route

KLFY (Jan. 2): Hilliard Art Museum Gala

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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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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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While Modernism and Abstract Expressionism developed in the first half of the twentieth century, many artists working in the American South incorporated these new ideas into their practice after World War II. This section of the exhibition traces the development of abstraction in Southern Art through examples by leading figures including Fritz Bultman, Dusti Bongé, Sam Gilliam, Ida Kohlmeyer, Robert Reed, Eugene Martin, Minnie Evans, John T. Scott, Kendall Shaw and Dorothy Hood, among others.
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NOCCA PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE: A 50th Anniversary Exhibition includes works from Ogden Museum’s permanent collection; the private collection of the Museum's founder, Roger Ogden; works purchased by the NOCCA Foundation, NOCCA's nonprofit partner; and pieces by current and past NOCCA faculty.
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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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