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December 2018

Drawing in the Galleries Life Drawing with Bonnie Maygarden

/// December 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Featuring live costumed model! All ranges of drawing experience are welcome, including those who are picking up a pencil for the first time! Basic materials will be provided, but guests are invited to bring their favorite drawing tools. Local artist, Bonnie Maygarden, will be on hand to offer guidance and instruction. About Bonnie Maygarden:  Bonnie Maygarden was born in 1987 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Pratt Institute, where she received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 2010. Maygarden returned…

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New Southern Photography Gallery Talk and Book Signing Free to the Public

/// December 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Ogden Museum Curator of Photography, Richard McCabe, for a Gallery Talk about New Southern Photography from noon to 1 p.m. A book signing will follow the talk from 1 to 2 p.m. New Southern Photography, highlighting the photography being practiced in the American South today, is the largest photography exhibition showcased at the Museum to date. Photographers included in theexhibition are: David Emitt Adams, Kael Alford, Elizabeth Bick, Christa Blackwood, John Chiara, Scott Dalton, Joshua Gibson, Maury Gortemiller, Alex Grabiec, Aaron…

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January 2019

Craft Happy Hour Mini Food with Remy Diamond

/// January 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Remy Diamond will be teaching participants basic clay techniques as they craft miniature food, which can be turned into pins or magnets. Polymer clay, liquid polymer clay, chalk pastels and acrylic paints will he provided. Join us at the O for drinks and crafts!

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Film Screening: “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” By New Southern Photography artist, RaMell Ross

/// January 11 @ 7:00 pm

“Hale County This Morning, This Evening” by New Southern Photography artist, RaMell Ross, allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South, showing the consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously trumpeting the beauty of life and offering a testament to dreaming despite the odds.

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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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