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O-riginal Art Activities: Wacky Shoes Inspired by George Andrews

Transform an old pair of shoes into a work of art with a bright and color design like George Andrews has done. George Andrews was born in 1911 Plainview, Georgia and died in 1996. George Andrews was a self-taught artist. He was given the nickname, Dot Man because of his unique dot style that he…

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CURATED CONVERSATION WITH WILLIAM MONAGHAN FEATURED IN "BUILT: SCULPTURAL ART FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION"

Enjoy this new Curated Conversation with BUILT: Sculptural Art from The Permanent Collection artist, William Monaghan, and Bradley Sumrall, Curator of the Collection. During this talk, the two talk about Monaghan’s work and his studio practices to better understand the large-scale, industrial canvases he creates today. You can view Monaghan’s work, Untitled (1619), in the exhibition BUILT, on view through July…

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Movement Mondays: Exploring the Sounds of Nature

Español abajo In this Movement Monday Activity, recreate sounds found in nature. The ability to hear is one of the five senses of the body. Using our ears, we have the ability to listen to music or communicate with others. Many things in nature use sounds to communicate, such as a birdcall or dog bark….

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Ogden Museum of Southern Art Receives Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts To Support the Teen and Young Adult Outreach Program

We are thrilled to share that Ogden Museum of Southern Art has been approved for a $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the Ogden Museum Teen and Young Adult Outreach Program, which provides opportunities for New Orleans area underserved students, ages 13 to 25. The grant will assist us in…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Paper Sculpture Inspired by Jeffrey Cook

Español abajo Create a sculptural piece that has a special secret surprise within it. Jeffrey Cook was a New Orleans artist from the Central City neighborhood. He was known for his use of recycled and found objects in his sculptural works. Supplies Recycled Boxes, Paper, Tape, Scissors, Pencil, Markers Instructions   Step 1: Think about a…

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Ten Reasons to Join the O! During Our Summer Membership Sale

Now is the best time to join or renew your membership to the O because memberships are 25% off through August 31! Why join the O? Here are 10 reasons! Unlimited free admission to Ogden Museum 10% Museum Store discount all year long Free admission to Ogden Museum exhibition opening receptions Free admission to gallery…

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Movement Mondays: Capture Your Dance Moves

Español abajo Capture your greatest dance moves through photography in this Movement Monday Activity. Photos can capture just about anything like a person dancing, singing, running, or even an animal grazing. Dance comes in many forms and can be categorized as ballet, ballroom, folk dance, Irish dancing, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, modern dance, and…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Creating Pinwheels Inspired by David Butler’s Airplane (Whirligig)

Español abajo Create a colorful pinwheel like David Butler.  David Butler was born in Good Hope, LA 1898-died Morgan City, LA 1997. He was an African American sculptor and painter. His style is epitomized by kinetic sculptures made from recycled tin or wood, which he embellished with saturated colors and geometric patterns. In addition to incorporating Christian beliefs and…

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Curated Conversation with Eddie Lanieri Featured in the exhibition, "Revelations II: Recent Photography Acquisitions"

Enjoy this new Curated Conversation with Revelations II: Recent Photography Acquisitions artist, Eddie Lanieri, and Richard McCabe, Ogden Museum Curator of Photography. During this talk, Lanieri discusses her photography practice and photographs from her projects, Dress as Girl, Southern Bells and A Communion of Saints. You can view Gizelle, which is a part of Lanieri’s Dress As Girl series, in…

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