Wayman Adams was born on September 23, 1883 in Muncie, Indiana. Adams discovered his potential as an artist when he followed a custom practiced by Indiana farmers and decorated his father’s barn with a painting of the family’s prized livestock. When he was fourteen he had his first one-man show in Silverburg’s Drug Store in Muncie, and the local newspapers referred to… Read More about Atrium Artist Spotlight Exploring Wayman Adams' "Mariachis"
With the Mardi Gras festivities starting, we would like to highlight a piece that represents the celebration of the carnival season. Stanley Sporny’s Mardi Gras Nap depicts the essence of the Fat Tuesday tradition of parade goers flooding the streets of New Orleans. The piece shows the excitement to catch Mardi Gras throws, fashionable costumes and exhaustion… Read More about Stanley Sporney’s “Mardi Gras Nap” February Collection Highlight
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are highlighting a work of art from the permanent collection, Coosa River Kiss by Michael Meads! This watercolor of a tender moment between two lovers is set in Meads’ birthplace in Northeastern Alabama. Michael Meads was born in Anniston, Alabama in 1966. He received a B.F.A. from Auburn University in 1987 and… Read More about Michael Meads’ “Coosa River Kiss” Celebrating Valentine's Day
In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting Turning Wheels by Moses Hogan, an arranger, pianist, conductor, composer and visual artist. Turning Wheels is on view through July 5 in What Music is Within: Black Abstraction from the Permanent Collection. About Moses Hogan Moses Hogan was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 13, 1957. Moses manifested… Read More about Celebrating Black History Month Highlighting Moses Hogan
Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity explored monuments and the stories they tell, examining John Isiah Walton’s paintings. Imagine a new monument for New Orleans. John Isiah Walton, a native New Orleanian, creates paintings that pulsate with the rhythms of contemporary New Orleans music and dance. In his most recent work, Walton explores issues of race,… Read More about O-riginal Art Activities: Paper Monument Inspired by John Isiah Walton
On Tuesday, Feb. 4 the Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosted their annual King Cake Walk & Cocktails event. This year, ticket sales from the event helped raise funds for the Museum’s educational programming, allowing individuals to help expose the New Orleans community to the art and culture of the American South. Each ticket purchased… Read More about Cake, Cocktails & Carnival Fun for a Cause Highlights from the Ogden Museum's King Cake Walk Education Fundraiser