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January 2019

Panel Discussion The Dismantling of Southern Photography

/// January 12 @ 2:00 pm

Panelists and New Southern Photography photographers, RaMell Ross, Jared Soares and Celestia Morgan, will examine the exhibition and L. Kasimu Harris’ essay, “The Dismantling of Southern Photography,” touching on the historical and contemporary disparities within the canon of Southern photography that exist along lines of race, gender and sexual orientation. Moderated by L. Kasimu Harris.

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March 2019

Craft Happy Hour Beading Workshop with the Red Flame Hunters Mardi Gras Indian Tribe

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

Join the Red Flame Hunters Mardi Gras Indian Tribe for a beading workshop and leave with a small, beautiful patch! The mission of the Red Flame Hunters Mardi Gras Indian Tribe is to preserve, promote and teach the traditions of the historically black neighborhoods of New Orleans. The Red Flame Hunters youth and young adult tribe focuses on teaching traditions of the Black Masking Indians and Secondline Club Culture to local youth, giving them the opportunity to share the culture through performances and parades with the larger…

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Grad Student Gathering Preparator Walk-through of Vernacular Voices

/// March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join us for our next Grad Student Gathering, a Preparator Walk-through of Vernacular Voices, on Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. This series aims to connect young professionals in the museum and nonprofit fields across the Greater New Orleans area. The night's event will focus on preparatory work in museums. Enjoy a preparator walk-through of Vernacular Voices: Self-taught, Outsider and Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection and a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming exhibition, Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé. Participants are invited to stay for Ogden After Hours, the Museum's weekly entertainment series featuring a performance Cha…

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April 2019

Panel Discussion Crossing Barriers: The Art & Impact of Dusti Bongé

/// April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In support of the exhibition Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé, Ogden Museum Curator of the Collection, Bradley Sumrall, will moderate a panel discussion with author Richard Gruber, Ph. D., Director Emeritus of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art; Paul Bongé, grandson of the artist; and Amanda Winstead, Fine Art Appraiser and Private Art Dealer, followed by an audience Q & A. The event will conclude with a book signing. This event is free and open to the…

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May 2019

Artist Workshop: Fierce Dedication An Abstract Painting Workshop to Refresh Your Creativity

/// May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the first of three workshops 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 has been described as a woman with a "fierce dedication to a creative life." How did her art-making practice reflect this intense focus and how do we observe it in the color palette of her paintings? Connect with your creative source in this afternoon workshop of deep…

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June 2019

Artist Workshop: Moving Shapes The Power of Repetition through Abstract Painting

/// June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the second in a series of three workshops incorporating simple mindfulness meditation practices and observation techniques to create contemplative abstract paintings inspired by the styles of Dusti Bongé’s abstract expressionist oeuvre. Looking at the work of Dusti Bongé we can see patterns emerge from the chaos of an abstracted surface. These patterns begin as familiar objects from sailboats to windows to tall cypress swamp trees and move into pure expressions of movement and color. From precision to…

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July 2019

CANCELLED – Film Screening & Talk During OAH Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

/// July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In anticipation of inclement weather, the Ogden Museum will close at 5 p.m. today and the Ogden After Hours film screening for this evening has been cancelled.  ⁣⁣ In collaboration with the New Orleans Film Society, the Ogden Museum presents "Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts," a film exploring the life of a unique African American artist, a man with a remarkable and unlikely biography. Prior to the screening, Leslie Umberger, Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, will…

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CANCELLED – Artist Workshop: Arrow in the Wall Refining Your Focus

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

This event has been rescheduled for July 27. Click here to learn more.  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…

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CANCELLED – Gallery Talk Courtney Egan: Virtual Idylls

/// July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In anticipation of inclement weather, the Courtney Egan gallery talk has been cancelled.  Artist Courtney Egan will conduct a gallery talk of Virtual Idylls, an exhibition featuring her projection-based installations that weave botanical art with sculpture and technology. The gallery talk with be moderated by Ogden Museum Curator of Photography, Richard McCabe. This event is free and open to the public. /// Courtney Egan, Self-fullfilling Prophecy, 2019, HD video projection and clay

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