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October 2019

Artist Workshop: Exploring Memory is a Strange Bell The Art of William Christenberry

/// October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The work of William Christenberry spans from pioneering color photography, abstract expressionist paintings, sculptures and some lesser-known ink and pencil drawings. Using ink and large format paper, Museum Educator Mikhayla Anderson will lead participants in an investigation of Christenberry’s abstract reflections of the gourd tree, so prevalently displayed throughout Hale County. What do you notice in the Louisiana country-side? What objects call for your attention? What inspires you to abstraction? Each session begins with a visual assessment of the artworks and…

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November 2019

Place Over Time: Perspectives on the South Through Film Burning Cane

/// November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Film Society at the Ogden Museum on Tuesday, November 5 for a FREE film screening of “Burning Cane,” directed by 19-year-old New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts alum, Phillip Youmans. The screening will be followed by a conversation with actors, Dominique McClellan and Karen Kaia Livers. This is the first event in the three-part film series, “Place Over Time: Perspectives on the South Through Film.” “Burning Cane,” starring…

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Artist Workshop: Exploring Level Artist Collective Planning and Creating an Art Installation

/// November 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Several of the artists in Level Artist Collective incorporate installation as a means to express their vision of “home.” Installation refers to immersive, three-dimensional works that often are site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space. This workshop will give you the resources to design and implement your own small installation sourced from drawing, painting, photography, collage and found-object sculptures. The workshop will begin with a visual assessment of the artworks and a guided meditation led by Museum Educator Mikhayla Anderson.…

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December 2019

Place Over Time: Perspectives on the South Through Film Hands On a Hardbody

/// December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a film screening of "Hands on a Hardbody," the second event in a three part film series exploring the South over time. "Hands on a Hardbody" is a documentary about a competition to win a hardbody truck in a small Texas town. It is one of the most enduring and charming portraits of Southern life during the mid-90s and spawned a Broadway musical and a feature screenplay from acclaimed director Robert Altman. This event is free and open to…

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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 by 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…

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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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