Become a Member See the South at the O!

Join the Ogden Museum of Southern Art as a member! Ogden Museum members experience the art and culture of the American South through exclusive member privileges including unlimited free admission, private exhibition previews, discounted admission tickets for guests, discounts at the Ogden Museum Store and so much more!

By becoming an Ogden Museum member or purchasing a gift membership, you provide vital support for our programming and activities that enrich the lives of adults and children in New Orleans, the South and beyond. Join the O today and come See the South!

*Events and offerings subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Give the gift of Southern art! A gift membership provides 12 months of unlimited admission, invitations to member events and discounts on merchandise and programming! In addition, memberships support Ogden Museum’s educational mission to share the art and culture of the American South.

There are lots of ways to gift a membership:

  • Gift certificate―Purchase a Membership gift certificate by emailing
  • Gift immediately―Gift immediately by marking “this registration is a gift” when adding the membership to your cart online
  • Gift in person―Gift in person by visiting Ogden Museum during regular Museum hours
  • Gift to staff ― Gift a Membership to your staff by selecting a corporate membership for multiple members
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Seniors, active duty military, veterans, educators, students and staff from other museums always receive a 25% discount off any of the following membership levels. To receive the discount, contact or 504.539.9616.

Membership Levels

Individual – $60

  • Unlimited free admission to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • Free admission to Ogden After Hours, White Linen Night, Art for Arts’ Sake and other Museum programming 
  • Free admission to Ogden Museum exhibition opening receptions
  • Free admission to gallery talks, panel discussions and book events
  • 10% discount in the Ogden Museum Store
  • 10% discount for all items sold at Art of Giving holiday event
  • Discounted ticket prices for select special events
  • Discounts at the “O” Bar
  • Discounted rates on group tours
  • Quarterly calendar of programs and events
  • Half-price guest tickets
  • 20% discount for New Orleans Film Society’s “Moviegoer” or “Take Two” membership levels (You’ll receive the discount code upon purchasing your Ogden Museum membership.)
  • Ogden Museum has partnered with BEARCAT CBD to offer Ogden Museum members 20% off of their meals at BEARCAT CBD. Just show your membership card to your server to redeem.

Dual – $100

  • All the benefits of Individual membership, times two, plus: 
  • Free admission to over 1,000 museums throughout the United States and Canada through the North American Reciprocal Museum program!

Family – $125

  • All the benefits of Dual membership, plus:
  • Additional memberships for all children ages 18 and under
  • Free or discounted admission to family friendly events including Family Fair, Family Day, family workshops, and family educational programming during Ogden After Hours
  • 10% tuition discount for Ogden Museum Summer Camps 

Kohlmeyer Circle – $175 individual OR $350 couple

  • The Kohlmeyer Circle is composed of young art patrons and collectors ages 21-45 with a passion for Southern art and advancing the Museum’s mission.  
  • Members enjoy all the benefits of a Supporting membership plus special behind-the-scenes tours, invitations to select Board and Richardson Society events, an annual evening reception with the Director and much more. 
Learn More About Kohlmeyer Circle

Supporting – $250

  • All the benefits of Family membership, plus:
  • Receive invitations to evening preview receptions for major exhibitions
  • Free admission for two guests 
  • Two free admission passes for unaccompanied guests 

Curator’s Circle –  $500

  • All the benefits of Supporting membership, plus:
  • Two additional free admission passes for unaccompanied guests (four total)

Director’s Circle – $1,000

  • All the benefits of Curator’s Circle membership, plus:
  • Quarterly exclusive member champagne reception and Ogden Museum Director’s Tour
  • 15% discount in the Ogden Museum store
  • Two additional free admission passes for unaccompanied guests (six total)
  • Recognition in Ogden Museum’s annual donor roster 

Richardson Society – $2,500 individual or $5,000 couple

The Richardson Society is an exclusive affinity group comprised of the Museum’s high level members, collectors and philanthropists. Members enjoy all benefits of a Director’s Circle membership plus a 10% discount for event facility rentals, and a variety of exclusive access activities including an annual art trip, annual Richardson Society dinner and an annual cocktail party.

Learn more About Richardson Society

Chairman’s Circle – $10,000 and up

All benefits of Richardson Society membership plus exclusive invitations to Trustee dinners and VIP events, and exclusive tours of private art collections.

Contact Membership

925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130