2021 Press Releases

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MyNewOrleans (Dec. 28): Ogden Museum and NOMA Announce Panel Discussion with Artist Dawn DeDeaux

MyNewOrleans (Dec. 27): Passing the Torch: Southern Art and Social Justice; New Exhibition on View at Ogden Museum

Nola.com (Nov. 24): Merry markets for Christmas: Here’s a list of the top spots for holiday popups

ArtForum (Nov. 23): Willie Birch on making art a neighborhood affair

Biz New Orleans (Nov. 22): Cox Communications Sponsors Recycling Project

Burnaway (Nov. 22): On RaMell Ross

Nola.com (Nov. 17): The best art we saw at New Orleans international art fest, Prospect.5

MyNewOrleans (Nov. 16): Ogden Museum of Southern Art Announces Second Time, Second Line Recycling Project

MyNewOrleans (Nov. 15): Outside The Frame: The Work of Ramell Ross, Artist Workshop Nov. 20

Art Net News (Nov. 11): In Pictures: See the Sharp, City-Spanning Art From the Long-Awaited Return of the Prospect New Orleans Triennial

MyNewOrleans (Nov. 10): Holiday Cheer With Holiday Shopping Around The City

Art Net News (Nov. 1): Prospect New Orleans Made ‘a Million Compromises’ to Open. Here’s How Organizers Pulled It Off Without Compromising the Art

The Bitter Southerner (Oct. 28): Liberated Documentarian

MyNewOrleans.com (Oct. 25): Open Call for Entries For Darryl Chappell Foundation Photographer-in-Residence Program at Ogden Museum

Gambit (Oct. 25): My Morning Jacket, Big Freedia, Alton Brown and more New Orleans events coming up Oct. 26-Nov. 1

Nola.com (Oct. 20): Artistic duo Birch and Freeman channels COVID stillness, Ida, political rage: Part of Prospect.5

Offbeat (Oct. 20): Prospect.5 Citywide Art Triennial Opens Over Three Weekends

New York Times (Oct. 20): A Show With Its Host City, New Orleans, as the Protagonist

Culture Type (Oct. 12): October Openings: 27 U.S. Museum Exhibitions Feature Betye Saar, Conrad Egyir, Jennifer Packer, ‘Afro-Atlantic Histories,’ Plus Prospect 5 New Orleans, and More

Very Local New Orleans (Oct. 8): Opening of Spell, Time, Practice, American, Body

Nola.com (Oct. 7): Prospect.5, a Feast of Cutting-Edge Art, Arrives in New Orleans in October

Broadway World (Oct. 1): Prospect New Orleans Announces Prospect.5 Venue List and Exhibition Opening Timeline

MyNewOrleans.com (September 27): Ogden Museum O What a Night! 2021 Rescheduled

Nola.com (September 26): Nell Nolan: Churchill Society Movie Night, Ogden Member Appreciation

Nola.com (September 23): Need Plans for a Fall Weekend? Things to do in New Orleans Sept. 23-26

Gambit (September 21): Gambit’s Best of New Orleans 2021: Local Life

Nola.com (September 3): Hurricane Ida was no art lover: Here is the damage

Nola.com (August 22): Nell Nolan: Holy Cross honors Gayle Benson; Magnolia Ball at the Ogden

WGNO (August 11): Ogden Museum of Southern Art announces Louisiana Contemporary winners

WWNO (August 10): Louisiana Considered: What’s Causing Louisiana’s Health Care Worker Shortage, Louisiana Contemporary 2021, Marigny Opera Ballet’s 2021 – 2022 Season

Huck Magazine (August 6): A lyrical portrait of Black America in the 20th century

Xavier University of Louisiana (August 5): Artworks by Xavier Students Featured in 8th Annual HBCU Art Showcase at Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Hello Little Home (August 4): Summer in New Orleans: 25 Ways to Beat the Heat

Very Local New Orleans (August 4): Free Family Day and COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity

Gambit (August 2): White Linen Night returns with gallery openings and festivities on Julia Street Aug. 7 in the Warehouse District

L’Observateur (August 1): Louisiana Children’s Museum and The Helis Foundation Art For All Program Free Admission Day – Sunday, August 8th

MyNewOrleans.com (August 1): Join the Ogden Museum on Fidelity Bank White Linen Night to Celebrate 10 Years of Louisiana Contemporary

MyNewOrleans.com (July 30): Arts and Crafts: Some fun classes for adults kick off in September at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

LaTech.edu (July 29): Two SOD Students Display Work in Group Shows

MedScape.com (July 23): Best Vacations for Doctors Ready to Travel: Where Should You Go?

Nola.VeryLocal.com (July 23): Docent-Led Drop-In Tour

Nola.VeryLocal.com (July 23): Fall Docent Training: Volunteer to Become a Docent!

OffBeat.com (July 21): White Linen Night Returns to Galleries, Museums in Arts District

MyNewOrleans.com (July 21): Arts District New Orleans Announces “Fidelity Bank White Linen Night”

MyNewOrleans.com (July 14): Summer Camp for Adults at the Ogden

Nola.com (July 14): Parade of Homes kicking off July 17, and other metro area community news

MyNewOrleans.com (July 12): Simply the Best: New Orleans locations for your wedding ceremony and reception to fit any couple’s personality and preferences

Nola.com (July 9): Orleans Library teams up with the Ogden in a virtual program that introduces kids to art museums

BizNewOrleans (July 8): Ogden Museum Awarded $75K by the Terra Foundation

WGNO (July 8): Louisiana residents get free ‘ART & AC’, courtesy of The Helis Foundation

Nola.com (July 5): Bastille Day Block Party

Adore.com (July 2): Beat the Heat at these Museums for Free

MyNewOrleans.com (July 2): Free Sunday Admissions for LA Residents All Month at the CAC

MyNewOrleans.com (July 1): Ogden Museum of Southern Art Awarded $75,000 by The Terra Foundation for The New Story of the South: A 20th Anniversary Exhibition

MyNewOrleans.com (June 30): 39 Artists Selected for 2021 Edition of Louisiana Contemporary

MyNewOrleans.com (June 28): Ogden Museum of Southern Art Awarded $13,800 Darryl Chappell Foundation Photographer-in-Residence Grant

Offbeat (June 25): Christian Dinh’s Exhibition At The Ogden Museum Celebrates Vietnamese American Identity

Nola.com (June 22): Vietnamese-American artist’s ‘Nail Salon’ exhibit at the Ogden celebrates a success story

WhereY’at.com (June 13): The Magnolia Ball Reblooms

WGNO (June 3): Art For All is Back! Free Admission on Certain Days

Country Roads Magazine (May 24): Guardian of the Wetlands 

WDSU (May 24): Ogden Museum is putting out the call for Louisiana contemporary artists 

Nola.com (May 13): Boogaloo, beers and boils fill New Orleans fun weekend

Essence (May 12): 13 Must-See Art Exhibitions You Can Visit This Summer

Adore (May 11): Ogden’s Annual Juried Exhibition Is now Accepting Entries

Forbes (May 10): Exhibitions Highlighting Birds In Art On View Across America

ARTFIXdaily (May 4): Terra Foundation Awards $2.5 Million to US Arts & Culture Organizations for Permanent Collection Projects
Burnaway (May 3): Call for Artists: May 2021

WWLTV (April 29): Who is Roger Ogden, namesake of the Ogden Museum?

Nola.com (April 28): 5 local ideas for mom on her special day

Offbeat (April 27): Ogden Museum Calls For Entries In Louisiana Contemporary Juried Exhibition

Madison Country Journal (April 26): Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé

Mississippi River Delta (April 22): Delta Dispatches: The Guardian of the Wetlands

Nola.com (April 22): Fitness day bike ride pairs New Orleans Library’s Black wellness series with Sistahs on Wheels

Linkedin (April 19): New Orleans is Better than your Town

Artnet (April 13): She Was a Trailblazing Modernist Painter and a Close Friend of Betty Parsons. So Why Don’t More People Know Dusti Bongé?

Forbes (March 29): Mississippi Museum Of Art Hoping New Audiences Find Themselves Reflected In Artwork Of Dusti Bongé And Betye Saar

MyNewOrleans.com (March 25): “Free Family Day: Wonders of the Wetlands” to Take Place at Ogden Museum of Southern Art on Saturday, March 27

The Tulane Hullabaloo (March 24): Enjoy art safely with these Ogden events

Mississippi Free Press (March 16): Piercing The Inner Wall: Sweeping Exhibition Gives Gulf Coast Artist Dusti Bongé Her Due

Burnaway (March 6): Close Look – Roland L. Freeman—Portfolio at Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Smithsonian Magazine (March 1): A New Exhibition Brings Artist Dusti Bongé Into the Light

CityBusiness (February 24): People this Week: New hires, promotions, awards

MyNewOrleans.com (February 10): Visual Tales of Carnival Season

Offbeat (February 5): The Guardian Of The Wetlands

Burnaway (February 5): Chronicle of a Lost Year: Louisiana Contemporary 2020

Nola.com (January 29): Here’s how New Orleans is honoring Black History Month

Burnaway (January 25): News-in-Brief

FOX 8 (January 18): MLK Holiday at Ogden Museum

WWLTV (January 17): MLK day of service events have been altered due to the coronavirus

WWNO (January 15): Inside The Arts: Ogden Museum Honors The Life And Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

FOX 8 (January 13): Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day Under Pandemic Restrictions

Broadway World (January 6): Mississippi Museum of Art Presents Work by Pioneering Artist Dusti Bongé

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Featuring artwork by students from Dillard University and Xavier University of Louisiana.
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George Rodrigue was a Louisiana painter known for his depictions of the landscape and people of Acadiana, as well as his later Pop Art paintings featuring the figure of a blue dog. This painting, Watchdog from 1983, was the first ever painting in what would become known as the Blue Dog series.
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Southern Contemporary is an exhibition that brings together thirteen works of art created in the past twenty years by artists working in the American South, encouraging a dynamic conversation between the excitement of recent acquisitions and the familiarity of permanent collection highlights. Emerging artistic expressions across a variety of mediums and techniques are included alongside artworks by mid-career and established artists.
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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. 2024 guest juror Lauren Haynes, Head Curator, Governors Island Arts and Vice President for Arts and Culture at the Trust for Governors Island, will curate a selection of the works submitted, and subsequently choose three award winners to receive further recognition.
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Baldwin Lee will feature a selection of over 40 gelatin silver prints culled from thousands of images Lee made across the South in the 1980s. Many of these photographs will be exhibited for the first time. The exhibition will include compelling portraits of Black Americans, as well as a collection of landscape and cityscape images that visually encapsulate the Reagan-era American South.
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Ogden Museum of Southern Art commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon with Hoa Tay (Flower Hands), an exhibition centering emerging and established Vietnamese-American artists working throughout the American South. These artists use diverse media and styles to forge their own distinctive vision, conveying narratives of the Vietnamese Diaspora, both personal and universal.
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