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2020 Press Releases

In the News

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

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

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

AmericanWay (Feb 3): Local Takes: New Orleans

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 

2019 News and Press

What Music is Within: Black Abstraction from the Permanent Collection presents works that use abstraction as a powerful modality of expression. Each of the artists in the exhibition project their own voice to convey their individual visions.
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Revelations features photographs acquired for the Ogden Museum’s permanent collection since 2011.
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The contemporary Southern artists in Entwined engage wrapping and binding as a symbolic aesthetic device, and often as a ritual practice within their work. 
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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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