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Curated Conversations Ron Bechet, What Music is Within

/// February 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation in the galleries of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art with artist Ron Bechet as he discusses the Museum’s latest exhibition, What Music is Within: Black Abstraction from the Permanent Collection. This event is free and open to the public.


Ron Bechet, is a native of New Orleans and lives in the city of his birth. He studied art at the University of New Orleans where he earned a B.A. degree, and went on to earn an M.F.A. degree from Yale University. Since then he has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. He is known for intimate drawings and paintings inspired by the land and circumstances of Southern Louisiana, knotted and matted and within African Diaspora tradition of trees connecting earth and sky, the realms of the ancestors and the living. They tell a personal and communal metaphoric story of cultural hybridity. He is currently the Victor H. Labat Professor of Art at Xavier University of Louisiana and has been teaching for over twenty years. He currently serves on the Board of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Antenna Works and Ogden Museum of Southern Art. He has served as the first director of Xavier Art Department’s Community Arts Partnership Program and served in many arts and youth programs in the New Orleans area both as an advisor and a practitioner.


February 11, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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