Español abajo Jeffrey Cook was an artist that took everyday objects and refuse and transformed them into new, layered, and complex pieces of art. In Vanessa’s Secrets, Cook frames an interior rectangle, a journal, mummified in pink. Use this lesson to guide 2-8 grade students into making their own Paper Mache sculpture of secret thoughts and… Read More about Ogden Museum Online Lessons For the Classroom: Vanessa's Secrets Jeffrey Cook
Get a glimpse into the personal art collection of Ogden Museum Exhibition Specialist, Amy Newell! This is the second post in a fun series looking at the art collections belonging to Ogden Museum staff. I have quite a collection of works on paper and fine art prints, specifically. I worked for a print shop for… Read More about Museum Staff Collections: Amy Newell, Exhibition Specialist Sharing the Work of Judy Pfaff and Sam Gilliam
Español abajo Explore pattern and repetition in this week’s O-riginal Art Activity. Weave a paper sculpture inspired by Kevin Cole. Kevin Cole is an Arkansas-born, Atlanta-based art professor and multimedia artist. Cole’s colorful mixed media pieces share a common curvilinear theme to explore black oppression and marginalization in the Southern United States. The necktie –… Read More about O-riginal Art Activities: Paper Sculpture Inspired by Kevin Cole
Today, the O is highlighting a piece from the permanent collection – Horton Humble’s The Guardian, which stands at a towering 10 feet! It was in the summer of 2017 that Humble created The Guardian, his first public sculpture in steel. The piece was commissioned by The Helis Foundation for the Poydras Corridor project, Sculpture for New… Read More about Permanent Collection Spotlight Exploring Horton Humble's "The Guardian"
For the last eight years, Louisiana Contemporary, presented by The Helis Foundation has served as a vehicle for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to highlight Louisiana’s contemporary art culture. This year’s Juror will be René Morales, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami. René Morales will curate a selection of works submitted… Read More about The O Is Calling All Louisiana Artists! Submit your work to Louisiana Contemporary 2020
Abstract artists often use color and shape to express emotions or ideas. Using Drape Work, by Sam Gilliam as inspiration, create a color wash painting and sculpture that reveals the hues and movement of your own emotions. Sam Gilliam is an African American artist who works in color field painting and lyrical abstraction. Gilliam lives and works… Read More about Ogden Museum Online Lessons For the Classroom: Sam Gilliam's Drape Work