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February 2020

King Cake Walk and Cocktails at the O Benefitting Ogden Museum Educational Programming

/// February 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Support Education at the O! Help expose the New Orleans community to the art of the American South by purchasing a ticket to King Cake Walk and Cocktails at the O, benefitting educational programming at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Your ticket to King Cake Walk and Cocktails at the O includes King Cake from all the top local bakeries, plus a drink ticket for the O Bar! Enjoy a night of music and fun vendors, plus a raffle and…

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Melvin Edwards: Crossroads Exhibition Opening

/// February 8, 2020

Today is the opening of the exhibition, Melvin Edwards: Crossroads, on view through July 5. This exhibition, presented by The Helis Foundation and organized by The Baltimore Museum of Art, examines the formal, familial and conceptual affinities between Edwards' work that of African artists and artisans. As the country’s leading abstract sculptor, Edwards’ has influenced generations of artistic giants with profound political commitment and innovative formal genius. By highlighting the African roots of Edwards’ dynamic, muscular abstraction, this exhibition seeks to…

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March 2020

Revelations Exhibition Opening

/// March 14, 2020

Today is the opening of the exhibition, Revelations: Recent Photography Acquisitions, on view through September 27. Revelations will feature photographs acquired for the Ogden Museum’s permanent collection since 2011. This exhibition will be a sweeping overview of photography as practiced in American South from the early 20th century to the present. Photographs included in the exhibition will be works by both emerging and established photographers. The over 50 photographs included will represent a wide range of photographic processes and techniques. This work…

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Entwined: Ritual Wrapping and Binding in Contemporary Southern Art Exhibition Opening

/// March 28, 2020

Today is the opening of the exhibition, Entwined, on view through August 30. Drawing inspiration from the traditions of various cultures such as Haitian Voudou, Appalachian broom-making, Calabrian silk production, Peruvian rope coiling and Congo Nkisi, these contemporary Southern artists engage wrapping and binding as a symbolic aesthetic device, and often as a ritual practice within their work. Through wrapping, painting, weaving, coiling, drawing, or knotting, each artist binds their own unique and thoroughly contemporary vision to an ancient, universal and very human…

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June 2020

Online Magnolia Ball Silent Auction 2020 Celebrating the Museum's Exhibitions, Entwined and Revelations

/// June 22, 2020 @ 12:00 am - June 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The first week of June is when Ogden Museum typically hosts its annual Magnolia Ball – the social event of the summer and a celebration of Southern art and culture. Out of concern for your health and safety, we’ve made the difficult decision to forgo our usual fête. However, we are pleased to present more than 70 regional artists and businesses in an Online Magnolia Ball Silent Auction, celebrating our exhibitions, Entwined and Revelations. Support the O and support Southern…

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September 2020

Opening: Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation

/// September 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

For the 2020 edition of the annual juried exhibition, Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation, guest juror René Morales, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), has selected 55 works by 56 artists. Ogden Museum first launched Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation, in 2012, to establish a vehicle that would bring to the fore the work of artists living in Louisiana and highlight the dynamism of art practice throughout the state. Since its…

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October 2020

O What a Night! Silent Auction Starts

/// October 12, 2020

With the health and safety of its supporters in mind, Ogden Museum of Southern Art has transitioned its annual O What a Night! Gala to an online format, featuring live and silent art auctions that will support the Museum’s educational mission to share the art and culture of the American South. Live Art Auction: Saturday, October 17, 8-9 p.m. Silent Art Auction: Monday, October 12, 12 a.m. – Sunday, October 18, 5 p.m.

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O What A Night! Live Auction

/// October 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

With the health and safety of its supporters in mind, Ogden Museum of Southern Art has transitioned its annual O What a Night! Gala to an online format, featuring live and silent art auctions that will support the Museum’s educational mission to share the art and culture of the American South.  Live Art Auction: Saturday, October 17, 8-9 p.m. Silent Art Auction: Monday, October 12, 12 a.m. – Sunday, October 18, 5 p.m.

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November 2021

P.5 Opening Reception Called to Spirit performance by The Neighborhood Story Project

/// November 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the opening of P.5: Yesterday We Said Tomorrow at Ogden Museum with an evening of song, dance, ritual and ceremony, curated by P.5 Artists The Neighborhood Story Project and featuring performers and healers from across the Diaspora. The Museum’s galleries will be open throughout the evening, so guests can view the newly opened exhibition. This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.   Janet Sula Evans at her shrine, the Temple of Light…

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