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March 2018

Grad Student Gathering: Curation and Special Exhibitions

/// March 1 @ 5:00 pm

Session 1: Curation and Special Exhibitions  Before Ogden After Hours – FREE admission to OAH for attendees The first in a series of programs tailored specifically for graduate students in Arts Administration and Museum Studies, this Grad School Gathering will focus on the curatorial process, how a museum chooses works for its collection and what considerations are given to special exhibitions. Join us for a tour of current exhibitions followed by a roundtable discussion. Feel free to stay for Ogden After Hours, the weekly entertainment series with drinks…

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Gallery Talk One Place Understood: Photographs from the Do Good Fund Collection

/// March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Curator of Photography for the Ogden Museum, Richard McCabe, the founder of The Do Good Fund, Alan Rothschild, and Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Amy Miller, as they discuss the Museum's latest photography exhibition One Place Understood: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection. Free with Museum admission. Image Credit: Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Untitled - Girl with Snake, Rabun, GA, 2016, Archival pigment print on cason platine fiber rag, © Jennifer Garza-Cuen, The Do Good Fund, Inc., 2017-124

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Grad Student Gathering: Education and Community Engagement

/// March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Session 2: Education and Community Engagement Before Ogden After Hours – FREE admission to OAH for attendees This Grad School Gathering will focus on educational programming and explore how a museum caters to young audiences. Join us for a tour of current exhibitions and stay after the program for Ogden After Hours. Program is FREE but registration is required. About Grad Student Gatherings This new series, tailored specifically for graduate students in Arts Administration and Museum Studies, aims to connect young professionals in the museum and nonprofit fields from across the Greater New Orleans area. Join…

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April 2018

Contemporary Photography and the South: A Conversation

/// April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Ogden Museum is pleased to host a panel of selected photographers, scholars and curators for a discussion moderated by Dr. Jim Cobb, the B. Phinizy Spalding Professor of History Emeritus at The University of Georgia. Panelists will discuss the Ogden Museum's latest photography exhibition One Place Understood: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection, Southern photography and the issues facing the American South and photography post World War II. This panel is being supported by The University of Georgia Willson Center…

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Drawing in the Galleries Life Drawing with Adrianna Speer

/// April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Featuring a 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, Adrianna Speer, will be on hand to offer guidance and instruction. Adrianna received her BFA from Louisiana State University in Painting and Drawing and her MFA from Louisiana Tech University in Studio Art. Speer is currently employed at the…

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Grad Student Gathering: Social Media and Marketing

/// April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Session 3: Social Media and Marketing   Before Ogden After Hours – FREE admission to OAH for attendees How does a museum reach new audiences while engaging with familiar ones? The last Grad School Gathering of the school year will discuss strategies and tools museums use for audience retention and diversification. Join us to tour the current exhibitions and stay afterwards for Ogden After Hours, the weekly entertainment series with drinks and access to the galleries. Program is FREE but registration is…

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May 2018

Saturday Salon with Artist Jim Blanchard

/// May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join artist Jim Blanchard for an afternoon of art and conversation inspired by A Precise Vision: The Architectural Archival Watercolors of Jim Blanchard, an exhibition celebrating the New Orleans Tricentennial. The event will begin with a presentation from the artist examining his painting methods, followed by an informal gallery talk. Free and open to the public!

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Artist Workshop SLR Photography for All Levels with Aubrey Edwards

/// May 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pulling inspiration and reflection from One Place Understood: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection, this color photography workshop will teach participants how to make aesthetic choices to create visual themes, convey emotions and tell stories within their images. This workshop will cover composition, introduction to semi-manual and manual exposure settings, depth of field, movement and over/under exposure. DSLRs or SLRs are recommended for this course.  Image Credit: Mike Smith, Tilson Mountain, NC, 2002, Archival Pigment Print, © Mike Smith, The…

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Artist Workshop Abstract Painting with Artist Shawn Hall

/// May 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

After a tour of The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction, artist and educator Shawn Hall will guide participants through self-exploration of ideas and approaches to abstract painting. Abstract painting is grounded in conceptual thinking, self-determined parameters, decision making and risk taking. It occupies the liminal space between thought and action, i.e. intuition, and requires deft paint handling, trust and vision. Working with acrylics on canvas, this workshop will give participants a window into the world of abstraction.…

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