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July 2019

Museum Closes at 3 p.m.

/// July 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Museum will close at 3 p.m. today for Independence Day. There will be no Ogden After Hours this evening, but join us next Thursday, July 11 for the "Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts" film screening and talk. /// Benjamin Franklin Perkins, Statue of Liberty, 1989, Acrylic on canvas, Gift of Kevin Cole

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No Docent-Led Drop-In Tour Today

/// July 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

There will be no Docent-led tour today in observance of Independence Day. Join us next Thursday, July 11 for a tour at 1:30 p.m. Your Docent will take you on a tour of the Ogden Museum, home to largest and most comprehensive collection of American Southern art. Tours are free with admission. Louisiana residents enjoy free admission on Thursdays, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

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O First Friday Free Admission for College Students

/// July 5 @ 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 until January 3, 2020

On the first Friday of every month, college students can explore the world’s largest collection of Southern art free of charge. Just present your college ID at the Museum’s admissions desk to See the South!

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Docent-Led Tour

/// July 6 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

One event on December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

A Docent-led tour is available today at 2 p.m. and is free with regular Museum admission.

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High School Photography Camp Starts Summer Camp at Ogden Museum

/// July 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Working with photographer and educator Aubrey Edwards, campers will spend the first week learning basic elements of photography including composition, exposure, storytelling and functions of their camera. During the second week, students will focus on more advanced areas of photography such as photojournalism, portraiture, fashion and lighting. Campers will leave with a portfolio of edited work and participate in a student-curated Museum exhibition opening White Linen Night. For students entering grades 9 – 12. $450 members / $500 non-members. Registration for the…

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Fashion Camp Starts Summer Camp at Ogden Museum

/// July 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Working with Alison Parker of ricRACK NOLA, students will follow the process of a fashion designer from sketch to finished product. Classes will start with research and design techniques, figure drawing and construction (sewing by machine and hand), culminating in a realized “couture” piece. Students will also work with Dance Instructor Liese Weber to create a choreographed fashion show presented at the end of the session. For students entering grades 5-8. $450 members / $500 non-members. Registration for the event has closed. 

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CANCELLED – Film Screening & Talk During OAH Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

/// July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In anticipation of inclement weather, the Ogden Museum will close at 5 p.m. today and the Ogden After Hours film screening for this evening has been cancelled.  ⁣⁣ In collaboration with the New Orleans Film Society, the Ogden Museum presents "Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts," a film exploring the life of a unique African American artist, a man with a remarkable and unlikely biography. Prior to the screening, Leslie Umberger, Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, will…

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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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