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October 2018

O What A Night!

/// October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for its annual O What A Night! Gala. Dubbed “the Met Ball of the South,” O What A Night! is an unparalleled celebration of Southern art, culture and cuisine. The glamorous black-tie event celebrates the important mission of the Ogden Museum: to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South. Highlights of the evening will include a live auction led by auctioneer Robbie Gordy…

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Ogden Day at the 29th Annual New Orleans Film Festival

/// October 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 29th annual New Orleans Film Festival is October 17 - 25 and celebrates Tuesday, October 23 as Ogden Day at #NOFF2018! Museum members get a special discount for all screenings on Ogden Day, and a free special screening at the Contemporary Arts Center of the film, Bending Lines: The Sculpture of Robert Wiggs. After the screening, filmmakers Allison Bohl Dehart and Peter Dehart, along with Bradley Sumrall, Curator of the Ogden Museum Collection, will host a discussion about the…

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Baby Artsplay!

/// October 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

Young Audiences Baby Artsplay! Presented by The Helis Foundation is the perfect opportunity for young children and their caregivers to enjoy an educational, yet fun-filled trip to the Museum. Six 30-minute workshops allow children to explore, observe and investigate their world through song, dance and movement experiences. For ages 4 months to 3 years with a caretaker. Space is limited. Register for individual workshops at yabap.eventbrite.com.

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Art for All Free Admission for Louisiana Residents Courtesy of The Helis Foundation

/// October 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 31, 2019

Admission to the Ogden Museum is free for Louisiana residents on Thursdays courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

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Docent-Led Drop-In Tour Every Thursday at the Ogden Museum!

/// October 25 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Join us for a Docent-led tour every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Your Docent will take you on a tour of the Ogden Museum, home to largest and most comprehensive collection of American Southern art. Tours are free with admission. Louisiana residents enjoy free admission on Thursdays, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

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Grad Student Gathering

/// October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A new FREE series for grad students in Arts Admin. and Museum Studies on select Thursdays before Ogden After Hours. This Gathering presents an exploration of New Southern Photography with Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography. This program is free, but registration is required.

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Ever More Nest with Kelcy Mae at Ogden After Hours

/// October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ever More Nest is a new project from New Orleans-based songwriter, Kelcy Mae. A band with an unmistakable Americana tilt, Ever More Nest pairs Kelcy’s signature poetic lyricism with a musical style that can set you simultaneously on a rural dirt road and a gritty, big-city street. The name ‘Ever More Nest’ was drawn from a line in a poem by Mary Ann Samyn, which Kelcy found striking in its ability to evoke both a nostalgia for and a sinking displeasure…

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Photography Workshop: Sharpen Your Skills with Photographer and Educator Eddie Lanieri

/// October 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The act of turning a camera toward something indicates that the photographer believes it has significance. Just changing the camera’s perspective can produce something magnificent or amusing in places never expected. Inspired by New Southern Photography, participants will hone their compositional skills to create meaningful images using the commonplace as inspiration and explore new ways of interpreting the everyday to find beauty in the banality. This all-levels workshop is designed for those wanting to develop fundamental skills, as well as…

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Halloween at the O Wear a Costume and Get Free Admission

/// October 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wear a costume on Halloween and get free admission to the Museum on Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come See the South!

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