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July 2019

Film Screening and Talk Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

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

In collaboration with the New Orleans Film Society, the Ogden Museum presents Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts, a film exploring the life of a unique American artist, a man with a remarkable and unlikely biography. The film is a compelling human narrative that gives voice to a man who endures a long life of extreme hardships during an era of legalized racial indignities, to become one of America’s most prominent artists, exhibited in museums and collections worldwide.  Prior to the screening,…

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Artist Workshop: Arrow in the Wall Refining Your Focus

/// July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the final workshop in a three part series incorporating simple mindfulness meditation practices and observation techniques to create contemplative abstract paintings inspired by the styles of Dusti Bongé’s abstract expressionist oeuvre. Dusti Bongé and her son Lyle were known to read and discuss books together over her lifetime. This workshop examines excerpts from "The Zen of Archery" by Eugan Herrigel, a book they explored repeatedly, and how if affected her later works. Put your keen focus and…

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September 2019

Teacher Night at Ogden After Hours

/// September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This FREE evening for area educators, held in conjunction with Ogden After Hours, will include a guided tour and art activity, plus lesson plans, resources and ideas to help incorporate works of art into your curriculum. Did you know the Ogden Museum is always free to Orleans and Jefferson Parish Public Schools and is free to Louisiana residents on Thursdays? Teacher Night is free, but registration is required. Registration link coming soon! /// Photo by Ogden Museum Staff

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Artist Workshop: Observing the Inner Landscape A Pastel Workshop Exploring Abstraction

/// September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Inspired by artist Will Henry Stevens’ use of familiar representational motifs alongside abstract improvisations, this workshop will explore the fundamentals of pastel techniques and approaches to landscape, with an emphasis on inner observation through a led mindfulness practice. Materials provided. For adults 18 and up. Advanced registration is required. Registration link coming soon! $40 member; $45 non-member per workshop. /// Will Henry Stevens, Untitled (detail), c. 1940, pastel and watercolor on paper

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