ELEPHANT NECKLACE Works by Lynda Benglis

Since the 1960s, Lynda Benglis has employed a variety of materials including beeswax, latex, vaporized metals and ceramic to explore the physicality of form. She has worked as a sculptor, painter and filmmaker in pursuit of a codified duality, seeking to expose the process of creation in its realization of finality. Her work is fluid, yet inert; organic, yet fabricated; sensual, yet rigid. The work invokes a corporeal reckoning within the viewer, exposing the preconceived constructs that exist within us.  Read More

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 a platform to promote, support and sustain their cooperative voice and vision. Together, their concerted impact on the visual landscape of the American South and beyond is stronger because of their unique yet complimentary force. Together, they are presenting a distinctly New Orleans narrative to the larger contemporary art dialogue through fiercely independent studio practices. Read More


Memory is a Strange Bell: The Art of William Christenberry draws inspiration from a line of Emily Dickinson – often quoted by Mr. Christenberry – to explore the role of remembrance and the passage of time in the artist’s work. Although widely known as a pioneering master of color photography as an art form, Christenberry was a multifaceted artist – utilizing painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, found object assemblage, and installations to weave a deeply personal narrative with universal relevance. Read More

Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation

Established in 2012, this statewide, juried exhibition promotes the contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides an exhibition space for the exposition of living artists’ work and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual arts culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising international art center. Read More

The Permanent Collection

Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum are currently installed on the third and fourth floor of Goldring Hall. Ranging from 19th century Bayou School landscapes to Vernacular Art, these exhibitions celebrate the depth and breadth of the Museum’s holdings. Read More