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July 2019

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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Artist Workshop: Arrow in the Wall Refining Your Focus

/// July 27 @ 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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August 2019

Public Portfolio Review With Artists from Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation

/// August 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, August 3 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to experience the vibrancy of Louisiana’s contemporary artists in a public portfolio review. Celebrated curators, and jurors of the 2018 and 2019 Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation exhibitions, Courtney Martin and David Breslin, will spend the morning reviewing selected artists’ work with a deep dive into vision and practice. Please also join the curators from 4 - 5 p.m. for a public gallery talk, reviewing…

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Gallery Talk Explore Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation

/// August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, August 3 from 4 - 5 p.m. to experience the vibrancy of Louisiana’s contemporary artists. Celebrated curators, and jurors of the 2018 and 2019 Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation exhibitions, Courtney Martin and David Breslin, will review the breadth of the presented works and the processes that informed their selection. Free and open to the public. About Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation Established in 2012, this statewide, juried exhibition promotes the contemporary…

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Adult Summer Camp Fine Arts Immersion 

/// August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9, 1 - 4 p.m.  This one-week intensive provides opportunities for artists to deeply dive into their work, hone artistic skills and explore new areas of expression. We’ll focus on traditional techniques like life drawing, painting, sculpture and collage and then add in mixed media and printmaking. Participants will work with teaching artist, Mikhayla Anderson, to create both individual and collaborative works inspired by the Museum’s collection and great works of art from around…

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Gallery Talk: Virtual Idylls With Exhibiting Artist Courtney Egan

/// August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Exhibiting artist Courtney Egan will conduct a gallery talk for Virtual Idylls, an exhibition featuring her projection-based installations that weave botanical art with sculpture and technology. The gallery talk will be moderated by Ogden Museum Curator of Photography, Richard McCabe. This event is free and open to the public. ABOUT COURTNEY EGAN Courtney Egan’s projection-based installations weave the tradition of botanical art with sculpture and technology. Strongly inspired by the profusion of native and non-native flora in New Orleans, where she…

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Craft Happy Hour Plastic Bag Rope Making with Brett Gardner

/// August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn to make strong, useful and decorative rope from plastic bags!

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September 2019

Teacher Night at Ogden After Hours

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

Join us in the Teachers' Lounge at the Ogden Museum and learn about ways to incorporate art into your curriculum. This FREE evening for area educators, held in conjunction with Ogden After Hours featuring Michael Doucet, will include a guided tour, art activity, lesson plans, resources and complementary refreshments! 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. ///…

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