New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence The Photographs of Richard Sexton and Narrative by Randolph Delehanty

New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence features 17 photographs by Richard Sexton from the book of the same name, which has become in the 30 years since its release, a contemporary classic. The book, and this exhibit, focus on the interiors, furnishings, art collections and gardens of a handful of creative people in New Orleans in the 1990s. Read More about New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence The Photographs of Richard Sexton and Narrative by Randolph Delehanty

Louisiana Contemporary 2023 Presented by The Helis Foundation

Ogden Museum of Southern Art first launched Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation in 2012, to establish a vehicle that would bring to the fore the work of artists living in Louisiana and highlight the dynamism of art practice throughout the state. This year’s guest juror, Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, the Robert M. and Ruth L. Halperin Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford, has selected 45 works by 31 artists from a total of 790 submissions. Read More about Louisiana Contemporary 2023 Presented by The Helis Foundation

Knowing Who We Are: From 19th Century Academic Painting through Southern Regionalism MADE POSSIBLE BY THE TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART

This exhibition illustrates how, with each new development – from early photography, Impressionism, Tonalism, the Arts & Crafts Movement and Symbolism through American Scene Painting, Social Realism and Regionalism – Southern artists responded with a distinct blend of tradition and innovation along with a steadfast awareness of the power of place. Artists include Jacques Amans, Joseph Meeker, Ellsworth Woodward, Lulu King Saxon, Julian Onderdonk, Elizabeth Catlett, George Ohr, Angela Gregory, Richmond Barthé, Bill Traylor, Walker Evans, Benjamin Wigfall, Walter Anderson and many more. Read More about Knowing Who We Are: From 19th Century Academic Painting through Southern Regionalism MADE POSSIBLE BY THE TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART

Knowing Who We Are: The Rise of Abstraction, Vernacular Art and Photography MADE POSSIBLE BY THE TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART

While Modernism and Abstract Expressionism developed in the first half of the twentieth century, many artists working in the American South incorporated these new ideas into their practice after World War II. This section of the exhibition traces the development of abstraction in Southern Art through examples by leading figures including Fritz Bultman, Dusti Bongé, Sam Gilliam, Ida Kohlmeyer, Robert Reed, Eugene Martin, Minnie Evans, John T. Scott, Kendall Shaw and Dorothy Hood, among others. Read More about Knowing Who We Are: The Rise of Abstraction, Vernacular Art and Photography MADE POSSIBLE BY THE TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART

Knowing Who We Are: A 20th Anniversary Exhibition MADE POSSIBLE BY THE TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART

This exhibition, encompassing the entire Museum, tells an updated story of the South through the permanent collection and recent major acquisitions. Drawing inspiration from Ralph Ellison who said, “knowing where we are has a lot to do with our knowing who we are,” this exhibition provides a portrait of place that challenges conventional notions of Southern identity. With a geographic region spanning from Baltimore to Miami to El Paso, Knowing Who We Are celebrates the diversity of the region – its histories, cultures and proximate traditions – offering a view of Southern identity that is more fully representative of its people. Read More about Knowing Who We Are: A 20th Anniversary Exhibition MADE POSSIBLE BY THE TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART