In honor of Veterans Day, Bradley Sumrall, Curator of the Collection at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, tells us about Richard Wilt’s painting, Farewell. Richard Wilt (1915 – 1981) was born in Tyrone, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) in 1938. Wilt served as a pilot in World War… Read More about Looking at Richard Wilt’s “Farewell” On Veterans Day
Made with neckties and wood, Jacob’s Ladder Joy and Pain by Kevin Cole is an intensely powerful work that the artist created after a poignant conversation with his grandfather about the importance of participating in the election process. When Cole turned 18, he told his grandfather that he didn’t see the point in… Read More about Taking a Look at “Jacob’s Ladder Joy and Pain” by Kevin Cole A Piece Inspired by Voting History
Born on November 5, 1936 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, William Christenberry began his artistic career with the painting of large abstract expressionist paintings before exploring different mediums such as painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. Ghost Form, a sculptural work by Christenberry in the Ogden Museum’s Permanent Collection, was created in 1994 and is composed of balsa… Read More about Happy Birthday William Christenberry! Celebrating the Life of a Renowned Southern Artist
Bradley Sumrall, Curator of the Collection at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, wishes Ida Kohlmeyer a Happy Birthday! Born on November 3, 1912 in New Orleans to immigrants from Poland, Ida Kohlmeyer (1912–1997), is one of the most respected abstract painters of the American South. She studied English Literature at Tulane University,… Read More about Happy Birthday Ida Kohlmeyer! Today We Celebrate You!
At the heart of the Ogden Museums of Southern Art’s mission is educating the public in the visual arts and culture of the American South. Since 2001, the Ogden Museum’s residency program, Artist and Sense of Place, has paired professional artists with local schools to explore the history, practices and identity of the students’ world…. Read More about Artist and Sense of Place Works Now On View at the O Exploring History, Practices and Identity of the Students’ World
This week’s O-riginal Art Activity brings Newton Howard’s paintings to life. Explore the sportsman’s paradise and make your own duck blind hat. Newton Howard was a New Orleans painter known for his serene landscapes of the marshes and bayous of South Louisiana. Howard was an avid duck hunter, fisherman and conservationist. Supplies List: Colored pencils,… Read More about O-riginal Art Activities: Duck Blind Hats Inspired by Newton Howard