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In the News

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

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

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 



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

Gambit (Mar. 18): Review:Extraordinary 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

Courtney Egan is strongly inspired by the profusion of native and non-native flora in New Orleans, where she has lived and worked in since 1991. Her work is known to digitally manipulate the natural world, questioning how our perception of nature is augmented by technology.
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This exhibition draws from the Ogden Museum’s growing collection of Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary art to celebrate the creative spirit and intuitive vision of the American South’s Vernacular artists. Artists represented include Minnie Evans, David Butler, Clementine Hunter, Lonnie Holley, Eddy Mumma and many others!
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The Ogden Museum is proud to present an exhibition of the works of American Abstract Expressionist artist, Dusti Bongé. This exhibition brings together works from throughout her career to tell the story of one woman’s fierce dedication to a creative life, culminating in a body of work that stands testament to her strong contribution to American Art after World War II.
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In collaboration with the New Orleans Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, the Ogden Museum is pleased to present a curated show of works from students attending Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans and Xavier University, three of Louisiana’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). 
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Established in 2012, this statewide, juried exhibition promotes the contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides an exhibition space for the exposition of living artists’ work and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual arts culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising international art center.
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Memory is a Strange Bell: The Art of William Christenberry draws inspiration from a line of Emily Dickinson – often quoted by Mr. Christenberry – to explore the role of remembrance and the passage of time in the artist’s work. Although widely known as a pioneering master of color photography as an art form, 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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