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September 2021

OPEN SPACES: Espaces Ouverts Artist Spotlight Opening in the Museum Store

/// September 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit the Museum Store on Friday, September 10 to view the opening of Atlanta-based sculptor Eileen Braun's installation, OPEN SPACES: Espaces Ouverts. About OPEN SPACES: Espaces Ouverts During the COVID-19 lockdown, many faced swirling negative thoughts….. Atlanta-based sculptor Eileen Braun worked through the lockdown challenge and re-channeled that negative energy into her hands. As her hands cradled and examined the materials, her mind welcomed being in the moment and being grateful for what was. Those positive thoughts became her mantra while creating.…

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Free Family Day and COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity Free Admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

/// September 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Enjoy FREE ADMISSION to Ogden Museum of Southern Art on Saturday, September 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.! The festive day will include an interactive scavenger hunt, take-home art activity bags with supplies, family-friendly entertainment and more! Art activities for all ages include: Abstract Geometric Collage - Inspired by Wendo Brunoir Nature Watercolor Painting - Inspired by Walter Anderson Kinetic Sculpture - Inspired by Lin Emery and MaPó Kinnord Expressing Emotion Through Portraiture - Inspired by Kathleen Blackshear Masks…

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Curated Conversation with RaMell Ross and Scott Matthews

/// September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for an in-person Curated Conversation with RaMell Ross and Scott Matthews on September 25 at 1 p.m. in the Patrick Taylor Library. This event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is preferred. Curator of Photography, Richard McCabe, hosts exhibiting artist RaMell Ross and scholar Scott Matthews for a dynamic Curated Conversation. The discussion will explore the history of photography in Hale County Alabama from the early 20th century, including careers of Walker Evans and…

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October 2021

O First Friday Free Admission for College Students

/// October 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

On the first Friday of every month, college students can explore the world’s largest collection of Southern art free of charge. The discount is redeemable on-site. Just present your college ID at the Museum’s visitor services desk to See the South! Masks and social distancing required.

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Adult Art Class – Session I Observe, practice and refine your art skills!

/// October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27 1  – 4 p.m. Observe, practice and refine your art skills this fall at the Ogden Museum! Join Museum Educator Mikhayla Harrell for a playful, four-week Adult Art Class inspired by works from artists such as Benny Andrews, Maddie Straton, Bianca Walker and more. You’ll also investigate how a practice of mindful contemplation can help you to become a better observer and artist. Then, get ready to dip into collage, painting, sculpture and…

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Ogden Museum Meditation

/// October 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 16, 2021

Explore how to use art as a tool for relaxation, stress-reduction and mindful contemplation. Join Mikhayla Harrell, Ogden Museum Educator and yoga and meditation instructor, on the first and third Thursdays starting this fall from 12:30 to 1:30 for a LIVE, in-person meditation inspired by a work of Southern art in Ogden Museum. Different styles of meditation will be explored throughout the year, including mindfulness, walking meditation and Vipassana techniques. In Buddhist traditions, learning and practice is always free, but the practice…

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After School Art Club – Session I For Grades 2-5

/// October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

In-Person Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 4 – 5:30 p.m. For students in grades 2-5 Awaken your child’s imagination, creativity and impetus to make art with Ogden Museum After School Art Club! Each week, Museum Educator Mikhayla Harrell will explore the Museum’s galleries, guiding kids through deep art observation, critical thinking and mindfulness practices. Young artists will then use new painting, collage and construction techniques to shape ideas into playful and skillful works of art! $180 members / $195…

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Docent-Led Drop-In Tour Every Second Thursday at the Ogden Museum!

/// October 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 16, 2021

Join us for a Docent-led tour every second Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Meet at the admissions desk for a guided tour of Ogden Museum, home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of art from the Southern region of the United States. Louisiana residents enjoy free admission on Thursdays, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Image featured in Spell, Time, Practice, American, Body: RaMell Ross, Man, 2019, Archival pigment print, 46" x 60", Courtesy of the Artist

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O What a Night!

/// October 16 @ 6:00 pm - October 17 @ 12:00 am

Save the date! Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s annual O What a Night! Gala will take place on Saturday, October 16. This important fundraiser celebrates the art and culture of the American South with live and silent auctions, Southern cuisine and cocktails, live music, dancing and more! More details coming soon! 

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