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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Art + Crafts + Music + Community Free Admission All Day!

/// January 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is hosting a FREE admission day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors of all ages are welcome to spend the day at the Museum exploring artists whose work investigates social justice, human rights and world peace through art activities, performances and dialogue.


  • Paper Sculpture Monuments Inspired by John Isiah Walton
    John Isiah Walton explores the status of Confederate monuments in New Orleans. Imagine a new monument for the city.
  • Civil Rights Leaders Portraits Inspired by Carl Joe Williams
    Learn more about those who contributed to the civil rights movement. Color their portraits in the iconic geometric style of Carol Joe Williams.
  • Mixed Media Assemblage Inspired by Rontherin Ratliff
    Rontherin Ratliff explores the lost of home with found objects. Depict your memories of home in this mixed media assemblage.
  • Dream Wall Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.
    Keep Martin Luther King Jr.’s message alive, contribute your dreams to the Dream Wall.
  •  Mini Protest Signs Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement
    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
    The civil rights movement accomplished its goals through protest. Make a mini protest sign about something that is important to you.
  • Gumbo Pot Collage Inspired by Leah Chase
    Leah Chase is known for her Creole cuisine. Create a collage based on the ingredients and origins of gumbo.
  • Paper Weaving Inspired by the Freedom Riders
    Weave a paper Freedom Bus to commemorate those who fought for civil rights.
  •  Pop-Up Cards of Kindness Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is to realize a kinder world. Make a pop-up card including your handprint and your one act of kindness for the new year.


  • Artivism Dance Theatre
  • Dancing Grounds
  • New Orleans Youth Open Mic
  • Welcoming Project
  • Bard Early College Poetry Club
  • DJ Heelturn


  • Queen on Wheels
  • Tanjariné Kitchen


  • 826 New Orleans 
  • After Class 
  • Bike Easy 
  • Community Works 
  • Electric Girls 
  • Evacuteer.org 
  • Liberty’s Kitchen 
  • Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners 
  • Macaroni Kids 
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness 
  • New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
  • New Orleans Parish Library 
  • STAR: Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response
  • Tulane School of Medicine’s Brinton Family Health and Healing Center
  • Young Audiences

Ogden Museum will be collecting books for Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners and offering two free admission passes to each donor. All books must be paperback and in good condition.  No hardcover books can be accepted. Specific requests from Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners: books by black authors (including autobiographies, history, urban fiction, sci-fi/fantasy and other fiction)

Bring the whole family to this free event at the O!


January 20, 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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