Perhaps you have been walking down a street in New Orleans and seen a group of koi fish painted on the sidewalk. Perhaps they were under water in a puddle. Perhaps it was not New Orleans, but San Francisco or New York City. Did you wonder “who painted those?’ or “what does that mean?” The… Read More about Jeremy Novy’s Koi Fish Colorful Symbols of Good Fortune and Strength
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art has received a $10,000 emergency relief grant provided by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ Louisiana Culture Care Fund. This generous contribution, designated for operational expenses such as staff retention and utilities, will provide critical funds for the organization during the COVID-19 pandemic. To… Read More about Ogden Museum of Southern Art Granted Emergency Relief Funding Through the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ Louisiana Culture Care Fund This Award is Made Possible Through a Contribution from The Helis Foundation to The Louisiana Culture Care Fund
Español abajo Create an abstract drawing of a nature scene near you. Will Henry Stevens, Abstract Mississippi River, 1942, Pastel on paper Will Henry Stevens was an artist from Indiana who lived in New Orleans for several years. He is known for his geometric abstraction and his en plein air paintings and geometric landscapes of… Read More about O-riginal Art Activities: Abstract Landscape Drawing Inspired by Will Henry Stevens
Herbert Singleton was born on May 31, 1945, and grew up in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans. As a child, he would play along the Mississippi River, sculpting forms out of the river mud. It wasn’t long before he looked for a more permanent medium, and moved from mud to wood. In the years… Read More about Looking at Herbert Singleton’s “Leander Perez” A Powerful Visual Metaphor for Institutionalized Racism
Kevin Cole is a Black Southern artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is known for his mixed-media abstract sculptures, which utilize the necktie as a symbol of power. That symbol entered Cole’s work through a lesson by his grandfather on the importance of voting. When the artist turned 18, he told his grandfather that he… Read More about Kevin Cole’s “Jacob’s Ladder: Joy and Pain” "My work is a universal story with both hero and villain, good and evil."
Español abajo Create a sculptural piece that utilizes repetition and pattern. John Barnes is a sculptor who predominately creates wood assemblages. Barnes first took an interest in art when he enrolled in the Baton Rouge public school system, but his passion flourished while enrolled at Southern A&M University. Using wood found in his Algiers neighborhood,… Read More about O-riginal Art Activities: Wooden Sculpture Inspired by John Barnes