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Movement Mondays: Balloon Race

Español abajo  In this Movement Monday Activity, use tape and balloons to create a racing game to play with friends or family. Balloons are fun interactive decorations that are usually used in celebrations. They are inflated with air to create its shape. Balloons come in many different colors, shapes and sizes. Be creative and use…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Painting Abstract Shapes Inspired by Wendo Brunoir

Español abajo  Create an abstract painting inspired by Wendo Burnoir’s work.  Wendo Brunoir is a young contemporary visual artist from the United States, born in 1982. Brunoir had been selected to exhibit in Louisiana Contemporary Presented by the Helis Foundation for the past two consecutive years. Supplies Acrylic Paint, Brush, Paper Towels, Paper, Cup of…

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Adult Art Class Session I Dips into Drip Painting

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, museum educator Mikhayla Harrell led yet another fun-filled class of Adult Art Class Session I. Gaining inspiration from 2021 Louisiana Contemporary, presented by The Helis Foundation artist Bianca Walker, this class focused on action painting. Action painting, also known as gestural abstraction, is the process of dripping, splashing or smearing paint onto…

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Movement Mondays: Landscape Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Explore your house, backyard or neighborhood to collect materials for your landscape. Supplies Found Objects, Paper Instructions   Step 1: Landscapes are comprised of three major components; sky, land and a horizon line which separates the two. What kind of landscape will you create; mountains, a forest, something else? Step 2: Search for…

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Works by Sister Gertrude Morgan Travel to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Contemporary Art Museum Houston and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Ogden Museum was proud to loan three works by early 20th century artist, Sister Gertrude Morgan, to Virginia Museum of Fine Art for their exhibition, The Dirty South: The Southern Impulse in Art, Material, and Sonic Culture. The three loaned works of art included Kingdom Mansion, Rose Hill Memorial Baptist Church and Self Portrait / Revelations. The Dirty South was…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Mixed Media Abstract Wonderland Inspired by Benny Andrews

Create an abstract wonderland inspired by Benny Andrews’ Alice.  Benny Andrews was born in 1930 to a multi-cultural family (Cherokee-Scottish-African American) in rural Plainview, Georgia. After becoming the first member of his family to graduate from high school, he attended Fort Valley State College supported by a scholarship. He was not allowed to attend the…

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Movement Mondays: Exploring Pattern and Repetition

Español abajo Explore your house to collect objects to make artwork that incorporates pattern and repetition. Supplies Found Objects, Paper Instructions   Step 1: Artists often utilize pattern or repetition to create rhythm in their artwork.  Step 2: Explore your house. Look for materials that you can use to create your artwork. Look for materials…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Landscape Drawing Inspired by Will Henry Stevens

Español abajo Find inspiration in natural landscapes and create artwork like artist Will Henry Stevens. Will Henry Stevens was an American modernist painter best known for his pastel paintings of the rural South landscapes, abstractions, and non-objective artwork. Stevens was born in Vevay, Indiana in 1881. He began as a self-taught painter and mixed his…

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New Sculpture Installation in the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition Carmen Herrera's Untitled Estructura (Red)

The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition is excited to welcome Carmen Herrera’s Untitled Estructura (Red) to the streets of New Orleans!  Carmen Herrera was born in Havana, Cuba in 1915.  Throughout her early career, she lived in Havana and Paris to study and practice architecture and art. In 1954 Herrera took her career to New York City –…

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