Photographer Chandra McCormick was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1957 and has been documenting the state and its people for more than 25 years with her husband, Keith Calhoun. Together, they have visually recorded a wide array of events throughout the state, including New Orleans’ vibrant music culture as well as other elements of… Read More about Chandra McCormick’s “The Prayer” January Collection Highlight
On Monday, Jan. 20, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting a free admission day to bring together art and community. Lets take a look at the the Museum’s successful event, which welcomed over 1,700 visitors to a day full of entertainment, art… Read More about Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the O! Celebrating His Life & Legacy Through Art & Community
To celebrate LSU playing in the College Football National Championship, we’re highlighting LSU vs. Oklahoma, 1950, a folk art sculpture by Bennie Day! This mixed media sculpture consists of 96 intricately carved figurines in balsa wood, spread over a 5’x8’ football field. Read More about Folk Art, Figurines and Football Examining Bennie Day’s "LSU vs. Oklahoma, 1950"
Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity dove into architecture and place, examining Thomas Deaton’s paintings. Complete the image using symmetry. Thomas Deaton’s work focuses on snapshots of Southern people and places, often in moments of reflection and change in lives that are touched by influences varying from the mundane, the criminal, to the supernatural or uncanny…. Read More about O-riginal Art Activities: Symmetrical Drawing Inspired by Thomas Deaton
In this O-riginal Art Activity explore interior spaces using collage. Inspired by Matthew Cornin’s photo collages create your own interior. Matthew Cronin explores issues of intimacy, familial history, and awareness of traditions by making photographs of fictional interiors and surfaces. He uses photographs taken from a commercial photographer’s archive. Supplies List: Magazines, Glue sticks, Scissors… Read More about O-riginal Art Activities: Interior Collage Inspired by Matthew Cronin
Rontherin Ratliff uses architecture as an analogy to the human condition. In this O-riginal Art Activity make a mixed media collage. Create your own abstract assemblage that represents your home. A New Orleans native, Rontherin Ratliff, commonly uses architecture as analogous to the human condition in his work. In 2015, he co-founded the Level Artist Collective… Read More about O-riginal Art Activities: Mixed Media Assemblage Inspired by Rontherin Ratliff