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Movement Mondays: Ephemeral Earth Art

Español abajo Create a work of Earth art in your own backyard! Earth art, sometimes called environmental art or land art, is a style of art that uses nature as its materials. Artists began making Earth art in the 1960s and 19070s to emphasize the connections between humans and the environment. Earth artworks can range…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Stacked Perspective Drawing Inspired by Clementine Hunter

Español abajo Create your own super tall drawing of whatever scene you like! Clementine Hunter, Flowing River, circa 1950, Medium Oil on panel Clementine Hunter was born in 1886 near Natchitoches, Louisiana. Hunter spent most of her life working as a physical laborer and housemaid on the Melrose Plantation. In her late fifties, she taught…

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Sketching Demo A Collaboration with the World War II Museum

The Monuments Men are known for rescuing priceless art pieces from the Nazis. Works such as the Mona Lisa, Beethoven’s original manuscript of his Sixth Symphony, and the golden Bust of Charlemagne were recovered through their missions. In appreciation for artworks of all kinds, enjoy a short sketching workshop with Michelle Pontiff, Education Coordinator at…

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Curated Conversation with Entwined Artist, Sonya Yong James

A Curated Conversation with Curator of the Collection, Bradley Sumrall, and Entwined artist, Sonya Yong James. Sonya Yong James was born in 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee. A lifelong Southerner, she has lived for the past forty years in Atlanta, Georgia, where she maintains her studio. Art making has been an integral part of her life…

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Movement Mondays: Color Wheel Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Create your own 3D color wheel by collecting and arranging objects in your own house! A color wheel is a tool used to show the relationships between colors. Red, blue, and yellow are called primary colors because they are the foundation for all of the other colors on the wheel. In fact, it…

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Curated Conversation with Sharon Kopriva Artist Featured in Entwined and the 2020 Magnolia Ball Silent Auction

Sharon Kopriva is featured in the Online Magnolia Ball Silent Auction and the exhibition, Entwined: Ritual Wrapping and Binding in Contemporary Southern Art. In this video, Curator of the Collection, Bradley Sumrall, talks with Sharon about her work, Owls & Oleanders, included in the silent auction and her work in Entwined. Sharon Kopriva, a Texas native, currently…

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Curated Conversation with David McCarty Photographer Featured in the 2020 Magnolia Ball Silent Auction

A Curated Conversation with Ogden Museum’s Curator of Photography, Richard McCabe, and Mississippi photographer, David McCarty. The two discuss McCarty’s photograph, Phil Campbell, Alabama 2019, included in the Online Magnolia Ball Silent Auction. This conversation also touches on McCarty’s instant photography practice, self-publishing zines, driving the back roads of the South photographing vernacular signage, on the road playlists,…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Calligraphy Self-Portrait Inspired by Sister Gertrude Morgan

Español abajo Create your own self-portrait with an important message! Sister Gertrude Morgan, Self-Portrait / Revelations, 1965, Mixed media on paper Sister Gertrude Morgan was born in Alabama in 1900 and moved to New Orleans in the 1930s, where she was a street preacher for several years. Along with two other female street preachers, Sister…

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Music Explorations Billie Holiday, Nina Simone & Gil Scott Heron

In solidarity with the ongoing national and local protests responding to police brutality and systemic racial inequality in the United States, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art chose to pause our virtual music program, Ogden After Hours At Home, for the remainder of June 2020. We firmly believe in the power of musical performance to…

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