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O-riginal Art Activities: Model Boat Drawing Inspired by James "J.P." Scott

Draw a model boat inspired by the steamboats and fishing boats of Louisiana. James “J.P.” Scott was a Louisiana folk artist who built model boats made from found objects. Throughout most of his life, Scott worked on construction sites and fishing boats. Scott combined his craftsmanship with folk art to create models of boats that…

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Movement Mondays: Drawing Home Inspired by Clementine Hunter

Español abajo In this Movement Monday, draw elements from your life that makes home special to you. Clementine Hunter was from the Cane River region of Louisiana and taught herself how to paint while living and working on Melrose Plantation. While she did not start painting until later in her life, she took inspiration from…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Rural Landscape Drawing Inspired by Cecil Casebier

Español abajo Create a landscape inspired by rural highway scenes like Cecil Casebier. Cecil Casebier was born in Fort Stockton, Texas on March 22, 1922. He completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and also completed graduate work at the University of Texas. Casebier is best known for his mod portraits, landscapes…

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Movement Mondays: Spring Cleaning Repurposed Found Objects

Español abajo Celebrate spring in this Movement Monday Activity and help find a new life for found objects. With the start of the spring season, people participate in spring-cleaning: the act of tidying up and refreshing one’s household. Spring is the season of new beginnings when the earth starts to come alive again. In our…

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Veritas: A Fresh Look at Truth A Teen Intern Exhibition on Instagram!

From March 10 to 20, the Ogden Museum Teen Interns presented Veritas: A Fresh Look at Truth, a virtual exhibition of work from the permanent collection, on the @OgdenMuseumTeen Instagram page. Here’s a look at the curated show, which examined the concept of truth. Click on each image to read captions by the Ogden Museum Teen…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Botanical Illustration Inspired by Lucile Parker

Español abajo Draw a botanical illustration of your favorite flower in this week’s O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Lucile Parker. Lucile Parker was born in Sumrall, Mississippi and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama. Parker is best known…

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Curated Conversation with Sheldon Scott Creator of "Portrait, number 1 man (day clean ta sun down)"

In 2020, Ogden Museum of Southern Art acquired its first major video performance piece, Sheldon Scott’s Portrait, number 1 man (day clean ta sun down). Portrait, number 1 man (day clean ta sun down) is on view at Ogden Museum through August 22, 2021. With Portrait, number 1 man (day clean ta sun down), Sheldon…

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