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2019 Press Releases

In the News

Offbeat (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): 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 (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

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

Mario Petrirena was born in 1954 in Cuba. In 1962, when he was eight years old, Petrirena was sent to the United States as part of Operation Pedro Pan. He lived for months in a Colorado orphanage before his parents and other siblings arrived in the U.S. The traumatic experience of separation from his family and of being a political refugee – combined with the reality of his bifurcated identity as both Cuban and American – has informed much of his art practice.
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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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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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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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