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February 2021

Opening Day: BUILT: Sculpture from the Collection

/// February 27

Opening today at Ogden Museum of Southern Art is the exhibition, BUILT: Sculpture from the Collection BUILT draws from Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s permanent collection to examine the various ways artists of the American South have explored the power of the sculptural form. Unlike two-dimensional art such as painting, drawing and photography – sculptural art engages three coordinates, existing in the same space as our bodies. For that reason, the viewer experiences sculptural works in a different way. Sculptural…

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March 2021

Hey Y’all Art Talk Ogden Museum Highlights

/// March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Hey y’all! Please join us for a deep dive exploring the richness and diversity of Southern art and artists. You’re welcome to join in participatory discussions about the art, or sit back, look and listen. The choice is yours! Every First Thursday at noon, Museum Educator Sara Echaniz will facilitate an in-depth conversation about art and artists from Ogden Museum’s permanent collection and current exhibitions. Free, but pre-registration is required and space is limited. We limit attendance for Hey Y’all as…

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O First Friday Free Admission for College Students

/// March 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

On the first Friday of every month, college students can explore the world’s largest collection of Southern art free of charge. The discount is redeemable on-site. Just present your college ID at the Museum’s visitor services desk to See the South! Masks and social distancing required.

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OPENING DAY: OUTSIDE IN, IMPROVISATIONS OF SPACE: THE CERAMIC WORK OF MAPÓ KINNORD

/// March 6

Opening today at Ogden Museum of Southern Art is the exhibition, Outside In, Improvisations of Space: The Ceramic Work of Mapó Kinnord. The ceramic work of New Orleans artist MaPó Kinnord is firmly rooted in the act of improvisation and explores space and form – both internally and externally – literally and symbolically. Through technical mastery and irreverent experimentation, Kinnord’s work in clay expands the traditional boundaries of the medium. Her studio practice pushes the potential of clay, as well…

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Virtual Artist Workshop with Martin Payton

/// March 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a series of three sculpture workshops exploring BUILT, an exhibition of sculpture from the permanent collection. Each workshop will include an in-depth discussion with an artist featured in the exhibition, followed by an art-making workshop led by the artist. In this first workshop, participants will explore the work of Martin Payton and construct a sculpture by assembling geometric and organic shapes. Learn to use improvisation with shape and space to build a cardboard sculpture. Materials: 1/8 inch…

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Drawing 101 Learn to draw from nature

/// March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn to draw from nature. Be inspired by Southern artists, landscapes and the flora and fauna that live in this bioregion! Participants are encouraged to tune in once a month for a new drawing exercise with Museum Educator, Michelle Pontiff. Take a stress-free lunch break and join this beginner-level drawing class designed to build your drawing skills. In each class, participants with learn about a Southern artist whose work is inspired by nature. In a guided conversation, participants will explore…

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BUILD ON Virtual Adult Art Class A deep exploration of three dimensional sculptural approaches

/// March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mondays, March 22 - May 3, 2021 (6 sessions). No class on April 5 1 – 3 p.m. (presented on Zoom) $225 members/$285 non-members This six-week session will draw inspiration from Ogden Museum’s exhibitions, Built: Sculptural Art from the Permanent Collection and Preservative Force: Recent Acquisitions to the Collection. Artists investigated will include Mel Chin, William Dunlap, Lin Emery, George Dureau and Robert Tannen. Museum Educator Mikhayla Harrell will be live on Zoom to guide you through deep art observation, critical thinking, art…

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Ogden Museum After School Art Club Building Ideas Through Art

/// March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Tuesdays, March 23 - May 4, 2021 (6 sessions) No class on April 6 4 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. (presented on Zoom) Grades 2-5 $240 members/$300 non-members  Awaken your child’s imagination, creativity and impetus to BUILD in our Ogden Museum After School Art Club! This session is dedicated to looking at and making artwork inspired by three-dimensional sculptural forms from the exhibition, Built: Sculptural Art from the Permanent Collection, and two-dimensional works from Preservative Force: Recent Acquisitions to the Collection. Students…

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Opening Day: Roland L. Freeman Portfolio

/// March 27

Opening today at Ogden Museum of Southern Art is the exhibition, Roland L. Freeman - Portfolio.  Roland L. Freeman is one of the most important documentarians of 20th century Black American culture. The twelve photographs contained within the Roland L. Freeman – Portfolio were culled from hundreds of published and unpublished photographs made by the photographer from 1969-1985. These photographs speak to the cultural diversity and regional traditions of Black American life – from the rural countryside to the urban city centers of the South.…

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