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2019 Press Releases

In the News

WhereYat (Nov 29): Where to Find Non-Tacky Gifts in Nola

Hoodline (Nov 27): New Orleans to host a variety of performing and visual arts events this week 

Go Nola (Nov 26): Weekend Picks: Bayou Classic, Small Business Saturday and More

Clyde Fitch Report (Nov 22): ‘Strange Bell’ Rings True: Revisiting the Art of William Christenberry (Nov 22): PhotoNOLA 2019 December 11 – 14

Popular Photography (Nov 8): William Christenberry, an unlikely icon of Southern Photography

Afar (Nov 8): Why You Should Go To New Orleans This Winter

Country Roads Magazine (Nov 6): The Lost Idols of Hale County

Offbeat Magazine (Nov 6): New Orleans Club & Concert Picks Of The Week: November 7, 2019 – November 13, 2019 (Nov 5): Nell Nolan: Ogden O What a Night, Lambeth House, Asian Pacific American Society

PDN Online (Nov 5): Perfect Little Poems

Burnaway (Nov 5): New-In-Brief: November 5, 2019

The Advocate (Nov 4): Review: William Christenberry explores Alabama’s relationship with past and present at the the Ogden

Offbeat Magazine (Nov 4): See The Tribeca Film Fest-Winning Louisiana Film ‘Burning Cane’ For Free

Art Daily (Nov 4): Ogden Museum acquires works by William Christenberry, RaMell Ross, and others

ARTFIXdaily (Oct 30): Ogden Museum acquires works by William Christenberry, RaMell Ross, and others

ARTFIXdaily (Oct 30): Haunting Suite of Photographs by William Christenberry Acquired by Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Blackfilm (Oct 28): Array Presents Burning Cane

The Travel (Oct 27):  10 American Cities With The Best Museums 

Country Roads Magazine (Oct 24): Regional Museum Curators Weigh in on Up-And-Coming Louisiana Artists

Burnaway (Oct 19): News-In-Brief: October 19, 2019 (Oct 17): Party Central: HBCU Art Showcase; Around the Table

FOX 8 (Oct 14): O What A Night! Gala 

Offbeat Magazine (Oct 9): New Orleans Club & Concert Picks of the Week: October 10, 2019 – October 16, 2019

Alabama NewsCenter (Oct 9): Alabama Artist Lonnie Holley Finds Art in the Discarded (Oct 8): Ogden celebrates 5 new sculptures on Poydras Street

GoNola (Oct 7): Weekend Picks: NOLA Mac N’ Cheese Fest, Gentilly Fest, and More

Art Daily (Oct. 6): Ogden Museum Opens Major Survey of Pioneering Photographer William Christenberry

Dallas Art Dealers Association (Oct 6): Ogden Museum opens major survey of pioneering photographer William Christenberry

Mississippi Today (Oct 6): Ogden Director Celebrates Shared Arts Culture between Mississippi and New Orleans 

KTen (Sept 30): 30 Best Things to Do in New Orleans for Cruise Visitors

The Advocate (Sept 23): Arts & Entertainment Guide 2019: Have Fun and Support your Favorite Cause at these Fundraisers

KPEL965 (Sept 20): Here’s Where You Can Get in Free for Museum Day in Louisiana (Sept 19): The Best Freebies and Fun On-The-Cheap

Black Southern Belle (Sept 18): Opening of 2019 Louisiana Contemporary Exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

WWNO (Sept 17):  New Sculptures Headed To Poydras Corridor| August: Osage County Premieres At Southern Rep 

Burnaway (Sept 11): Dispatches from New Orleans: Open Calls at the CAC and Ogden (Sept 10):  Nell Nolan; La. Children’s Museum, Touchdown Club, Cultural Collision 

Architectural Digest (Sept 9): A Wealth of Historic Churches in New Orleans have been Beautifully Repurposed

Forbes (Sept 4): Albrecht Dürer And Southern Women Provide Something For Everyone This Month In Memphis

Thrillest (Sept 4): Actually Cool Things to do in New Orleans

Big Easy Magazine (Aug 29): 19 Reasons to Visit NOLA in 2019 

Gambit (Aug 28): Culture Collision (Aug 27): 10 U.S. Art Exhibitions Worth Traveling for This Fall (Aug 27): 2019-2020 Cultural Season Preview

The Advocate (Aug 26):  Sneak peak at upcoming arts and culture events at Culture Collision at the Ogden 

Gambit (Aug 26):  Best of New Orleans 2019: What Gambit readers like most about New Orleans 

Thrillist (Aug 22): NOLA Nightlife: What to Do in New Orleans at Night

Gambit (Aug 19): Review: Divergent visions of Contemporary Louisiana art united into coherent expo at the Ogden

Offbeat Magazine (Aug. 9): Live Performances Continue at Ogden Museum’s After Hours

Forbes (Aug. 9): NOPSI Hotel: A Grand Old Utility Bureau is Now a Top New Orleans Lodge

Hyperallergic (Aug. 9): Week in Review: Literary Legend Toni Morrison Passes Away, Freedom of Speech Exhibition Censored in Japan

Burnaway (Aug. 7): News-in-Brief: August 7, 2019

ArtForum (Aug. 7): Ogden Museum of Southern Art Awards Louisiana Contemporary Prizes

ArtDaily (Aug 6): Ogden Museum announces Louisiana Contemporary Prize Winners

ArtDaily (Aug. 6): Dusti Bongé Art Foundation Announces New Publication (Aug. 5): Winners of Ogden Museum’s 2019 Louisiana Contemporary Announced

Where Traveler (Aug. 5): Classing Things Up in New Orleans

ArtNews (Aug. 5): ARTnews in Brief: Blank Forms Hires Julia Trotta, and More from August 5, 2019

Mansion Global (Aug. 3): New Orleans’ Garden District Boasts 19th-Century Charm with 21st-Century Comforts 

GoNOLA (Aug. 2) Weekend Picks: Satchmo SummerFest, White Linen Night and More (Jul. 29) Fancy Linen: Galleries, Museums Spotlight the Best for White Linen Night 

Gambit (Jul. 29): White Linen Night celebrates 25 years of art and parties in the Warehouse District

Offbeat Magazine (Jul. 29): Visit Museums for Free on Hot Days, Thanks to The Helis Foundation’s “Art & AC”

GoNOLA (Jul. 25): New Orleans End-of-Summer Bucket List (Jul. 24): Culture Collision at the Ogden Museum (Jul. 22): Hancock Whitney White Linen Night Combines New Orleans’ Love for Art and a Great Party

Gambit (Jul. 22): Review: ‘Unframed’ brings street murals to the Warehouse District

VacationIdea (Jul. 13): 25 Best Things to do in New Orleans with Kids (Jul 7): Nell Nolan: GNOF Spark Plug, Ogden Magnolia Ball, Famous G Club

The National (Jul. 3): 24 Hours in New Orleans

My New Orleans (Jul. 1): Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Hancock Whitney White Linen Night

Forbes (Jun. 24): New Discoveries Around Every Corner Inside New Orleans’ Ogden Museum Of Southern Art  

EPeak Daily (Jun. 18): Uncollaging New Orleans | Kolaj Journal

Gambit (Jun. 17): Need to cool off? How to get into New Orleans museums for free — without being arrested

The Advocate (Jun. 16): Nell Nolan: Ochsner Benefactors, St. Charles Ave. Assn., Ogden Richardson

The Advocate (Jun. 11): In New Orleans, find cheap movies, free laughs, more! Low-cost ideas to beat summer heat

Gambit (Jun. 10): Ancient mysticism meets video projection art at Courtney Egan’s ‘Virtual Idylls’ at Ogden

The Advocate (Jun. 6): Don’t miss these events in the New Orleans area (June 7-13)

Telfair (Jun. 6): Newly Acquired Photographs Showcase the Contemporary South

The New York Times (Jun. 1): 5 New New Orleans Murals in Walkable Area

Southern Living (Jun.): 50 Reasons We Love Summer in the South

San Francisco Bay Times (May 31): Rolling on the River in the ‘New’ New Orleans

GoNOLA (May 30): GoNOLA Guide to the Arts District (May 30): 5 major murals add splash to the CBD skyline: See them Saturday 

GoNOLA (May 15): Eight Family-Friendly Things to Do in New Orleans

Gambit (May 13): Review: Mississippi’s First Modern Artist, Dusti Bongé, at Ogden Museum of Southern Art 

New Orleans Art Insider (May 12): Dusti Bongé at the Ogden Museum (May 9): Fantastical Camp Street Mural was kind of Caused by Jimmy Buffet

The Advocate (May 7): Dream Catcher: Dusti Bongé Brings Personal Vocabulary to Abstract Art 

The Advocate (May 7): Millions raised for nonprofits in 13 New Orleans area parishes during GiveNOLA Day

Half Pint Travel (May 4): New Orleans with Kids

The Advocate (May 3): Photos: Ogden Mural is One of Five Going Up as Part of “Unframed” a Project of the Arts Council of New Orleans. 

Black News Portal (Apr. 25): GiveNOLA Day 2019 Benefits Orleans Parish Nonprofits

Chicago Tribune (Apr. 22): Art by Black Artists Forces a New Look at Art History in a Must-See Show at the Smart Museum

The Advocate (Apr. 17): Party Central: Dusti Bongé at Ogden, Afterparty; Anastasia Pelias at Jonathan Ferrara

Conde Nast Traveler (Apr. 17): 9 Best Museums in New Orleans

ART BreakOUT (Apr. 16) “Vernacular Voices” at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art with: Howard Finster, George Andrews, Dude McGriff, Clementine Hunter, Purvis Young, Minnie Evans and more

NYLON (Apr. 10): Here Are All The Best Museum And Gallery Openings This Spring 

Arts & Food (Apr. 1): Benny Andrews: Artist Holding Onto His Roots @ Ogden Museum New Orleans 

The Dispatch (Mar. 30): Partial to Home: ‘Always inspired, sometimes poetic and often just downright funny’

GoNOLA (Mar. 26): Weekend Picks: Hogs for the Cause, Congo Square Rhythms Festival and More

Gambit (Mar. 18): Review: The Ogden Museum presents works by self-taught Southern artists in ‘Vernacular Voices’

Gambit (Mar. 18): In the Vernacular: A Major New Show at the Ogden Museum Spotlights Outsider and Self-taught Art

The Advocate (Mar. 14): Vernacular Voices showcases Self-taught, Outsider, Visionary art at the Ogden

Offbeat Magazine (Mar. 8): Cha Wa, Water Seed, Papa Mali & More to Perform at Ogden After Hours

The Advocate (Mar. 7): Vernacular Voices Opens Thursday; Final Days to See New Southern Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

The Advocate (Mar. 6): New Orleans Family Finds Treasure on Walls that Auctions for $200K, Spurred by Advocate Art Feature

New Orleans Weddings Magazine (Mar. 1): Amanda + Tyrell: An Ogden Museum Celebration 

Fotoblog (Feb. 22): New Southern Photography at the Ogden Museum 

Hyde Park Herald (Feb. 25): At the Smart, ‘Solidary & Solitary’ Shows Individuals Progressing Black Art 

Gambit (Feb. 11): Gambit Summer Camps 2019: Specialty – Art

Gambit (Feb. 11): Gambit Summer Camps 2019: Specialty – Photography

GoNOLA (Feb. 5): Weekend Picks – King Cake Walk

Offbeat (Feb. 4): Ogden Museum To Host Annual King Cake Walk This Week

St. Charles Avenue Magazine (Feb.): Philanthropic Fun: Artistry Though the Ages

PhotoNOLA (Jan.): PhotoNOLA Review Prize Announcement

The Advocate (Jan. 31): Don’t miss these events in the New Orleans Area (Feb. 1 – 7)

Metrosource (Jan. 31): New Orleans’ French Quarter is a Year-Round Mardi Gras for LGBT Tourists

Haute Living (Jan. 28): Collector Pamela Joyner is Changing the Way the World Sees African Art

Culture Type (Jan. 24): The Year Ahead in African American Art: What to Look Forward to in 2019

Offbeat Magazine (Jan. 24): Dave Jordan & The NIA Want You to Come A Little Closer, Babe (Video)

Architectural Digest (Jan. 22): Pamela Joyner on African-American Art and Its Representation in the History Books

CrossPollenBlog (Jan. 20): New Southern Photography: Images of the Twenty-First Century South (Jan. 17): MLK Weekend in New Orleans: Parades, music, speeches to honor Dr. King 

Where Y’At (Jan. 16): Fatter Tuesday: One Twenty-Something-Teacher’s Attempt to Eat the Best King Cake in New Orleans

GoNOLA (Jan. 16): Weekend Picks: Saints vs. Rams NFC Championship Game and More

Artland (Jan. 15): The Rise of African American Artists on the Auction Market and in the Art World At Large 

VancouverScape (Jan. 11): Nola Sleeps at Smart Boutique Hotel Le Méridien New Orleans

Macaroni Kid (Jan. 10): Free Admission – Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Art and Community (Jan. 10): Here’s How to Get Free Admission to the Audubon Zoo and Aquarium in New Orleans

Offbeat (Jan. 9): Ogden Museum To Host Events Focused On Photography Of American South

Vancouver Scape (Jan. 8): What to See and Do in New Orleans

The Bitter Southerner (Jan. 7): A Little Family Photo Studio

Southern Living (Jan. 7): Your Library Card Can Get You So Much More Than Books

Fox 8 (Jan. 7): New Southern Photography at Ogden

The Advocate (Jan. 2): Ready or Not, King Cake is Here! A Look at 4 New Orleans’ Kick-Off Parties to Start Season (Jan. 2): King Cake Parties and a Tamale Festival: Food Events Around New Orleans Through January 8

2018 News and Press

Since the 1960s, Lynda Benglis has employed a variety of materials including beeswax, latex, vaporized metals and ceramic to explore the physicality of form.
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As five artists of color with deep ties to the city of New Orleans, Level Artist Collective developed with the intent of creating a platform to promote, support and sustain their cooperative voice and vision.
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Christenberry was a multifaceted artist – utilizing painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, found object assemblage and installations to weave a deeply personal narrative with universal relevance.
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Established in 2009, CURRENTS was designed as a showcase exhibition, featuring multiple images per selected photographer, to offer an overview of contemporary photographic practices and projects.
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Peer into Melvin Edwards’ world of twisting, sinuous metal and you will find a place of possibility, an environment where found objects expand—both formally and conceptually—beyond the boundaries of their given form.
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