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December 2019

On the Level A Panel Discussion Featuring Level Artist Collective

/// December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion with the artists of Level Artist Collective moderated by Ogden Museum Curator of the Collection, Bradley Sumrall. This event is free and open to the public. About Level Artist Collective In 2015, Level Artist Collective was formed by Ana Hernandez, Horton Humble, Rontherin Ratliff, John Isiah Walton and Carl Joe Williams. As five artists of color with deep ties to the city of New Orleans, Level Artist Collective developed with the intent of creating…

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Curated Conversations With Level Artist Collective Member Carl Joe Williams

/// December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for the second in a series of conversations in the galleries of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art with members of Level Artist Collective. The conversation on December 10 will feature Carl Joe Williams. This event is free and open to the public.   ABOUT CARL JOE WILLIAMS  Carl Joe Williams is a contemporary African American artist known for his multimedia paintings, sculpture, installations and interdisciplinary works. Williams creates paintings and painted sculpture from found objects. He describes his…

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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 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 by…

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Artist Workshop: Exploring Book Arts Inspired by Tony Dagradi, 2019 Louisiana Contemporary Artist

/// December 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Are you an open book? What story/stories are you yearning to tell? Delve into the art of the book inspired by the work of Tony Dagradi featured in Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation. Led by Museum Educator Mikhayla Anderson, this workshop will guide you through constructing a layered, low-relief book-based sculptural tableau using old books and collage materials. Each session begins with a visual assessment of the artworks and a brief guided meditation. It is our hope that…

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Gallery Talk Memory is a Strange Bell: The Art of William Christenberry

/// December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Ogden Museum Curator of Photography, Richard McCabe, for a discussion on the Ogden Museum's current exhibition, Memory is a Strange Bell: The Art of William Christenberry. McCabe will walk you through the exhibition galleries, speak about the career of artist William Christenberry and answer questions. This event is free and open to the public. About the Exhibition Perhaps no other artist in the American South engaged more deeply and consistently with the concepts of time, place and memory through their work than William…

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January 2020

Curated Conversations With Level Artist Collective Member Rontherin Ratliff

/// January 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for the final conversation of the series with members of Level Artist Collective. The conversation on January 7 will feature Rontherin Ratliff. This event is free and open to the public.   ABOUT RONTHERIN RATLIFF Rontherin Ratliff was born in New Orleans, where he currently lives and works. He is a self-taught artist whose work explores architecture as analogous to the human conditions. In 2009, Rontherin Ratliff led the artistic direction and co-creation of the set installation for the…

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Place Over Time: Perspectives on the South Through Film Sherman's March

/// January 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a film screening of the 1985 documentary "Sherman's March," the third and final event in a film series exploring the South over time. "Sherman's March" sets out to follow General William T. Sherman's infamous scorched-earth march through the Confederacy in the latter stages of the Civil War, but ends up finding something else. Time Out New York recently listed the film under their 51 Best Documentaries of All Time and said, "This strikingly perceptive doc is so…

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