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April 2019

VIP Reception Celebrating the Opening of Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé

/// April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a reception celebrating the opening of Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé. Widely considered to be the first Mississippi artist to work consistently in a Modernist style, this exhibition brings together works from throughout Bongé’s career – from both private and public collections – to tell the story of one woman’s fierce dedication to a creative life, culminating in a body of work that stands testament to her strong contribution to American Art after World…

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Piercing the Inner Wall: The Work of Dusti Bongé Opens Today

/// April 12 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Today is the opening day of Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé. Widely considered to be the first Mississippi artist to work consistently in a Modernist style, this exhibition brings together works from throughout Bongé's career – from both private and public collections – to tell the story of one woman’s fierce dedication to a creative life, culminating in a body of work that stands testament to her strong contribution to American Art after World War II.…

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May 2019

Courtney Egan: Virtual Idylls Opens Today

/// May 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Today is the opening day of Courtney Egan: Virtual Idylls. Egan is strongly inspired by the profusion of native and non-native flora in New Orleans, where she has lived and worked in since 1991. Her work is known to digitally manipulate the natural world, questioning how our perception of nature is augmented by technology. Virtual Idylls features Egan's projection-based installations that weave botanical art with sculpture and technology. /// Courtney Egan, Cluster, 2015, HD video projection

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VIP Reception Celebrating the Opening of Courtney Egan: Virtual Idylls

/// May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a VIP reception celebrating the opening of Courtney Egan: Virtual Idylls. Egan is strongly inspired by the profusion of native and non-native flora in New Orleans, where she has lived and worked in since 1991. Her work is known to digitally manipulate the natural world, questioning how our perception of nature is augmented by technology. Virtual Idylls features Egan's projection-based installations that weave botanical art with sculpture and technology. Stay afterwards to enjoy music by Ogden After Hours performers, Water…

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August 2019

Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation Opens Today

/// August 3

Established in 2012, this statewide juried exhibition promotes the contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides an exposition for living artists' work and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual arts culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising international art center. The juror for the 2019 exhibition is David Breslin, the DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art. /// Ben Depp, Pelicans in Scofield Bay,…

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November 2019

Museum Store Pop-Up Opening Abbey Kuhe

/// November 1

"I identify as an artist of the Anthropocene. I make sgraffito carved ceramics in reverence to and wonder of the natural systems presently collapsing due to climate crisis. Immersing myself in research for a piece is a way for me to connect with the biophilia that is inherent to our own human species. In the imagined wilderness of the Gulf South, I connect to the ancient parts of my brain’s evolution that associates beauty, belonging and worship with the flora…

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December 2019

Museum Store Pop-Up Opening Claudia McGrane

/// December 1

Claudia McGrane is a Brooklyn born, New Orleans based artist who creates sculpted figures using Paperclay, recycled and vintage objects. She takes inspiration from the world around her and the many characters who reside within. Claudia has exhibited in a variety of venues throughout the U.S. and her work can be found in many public and private collections. Purchase works by Claudia McGrane in the Museum Store during the month of December.

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Cyber Monday Membership Special Save 20% on Select Memberships!

/// December 2

TODAY ONLY - This Cyber Monday, the Ogden Museum is offering a special 20% off discount on select membership levels! Purchase an Individual, Dual or Family membership for yourself or a loved one. The perfect gift for the holidays!  

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CURRENTS 2019 Opening Reception & PhotoWALK

/// December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CURRENTS is an annual exhibition which was initiated to highlight the contemporary photographic work created by New Orleans Photo Alliance members. Join us for a reception celebrating the opening of the exhibition from 5 - 7 p.m. featuring a juror's talk by Jon Feinstein, a Seattle and New York based photographer, curator, writer, co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation and content director at The Luupe – a new platform for women + nonbinary commercial photographers. Following the reception, the PhotoWALK, a public portfolio review featuring work…

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