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Ogden Museum Announces the Promotion of Three Staff Members Dorcas Omojola, Amanda Rose and Claire Wilkinson

Ogden Museum of Southern Art is pleased to announce the promotion of three staff members. Dorcas Omojola has been named Director of Finance and Administration, Amanda Rose is now Director of Programming and Operations and Claire Wilkinson is now Director of Development. “This is an exciting moment for our nonprofit organization, and the key pillars of…

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Movement Mondays: Touchable Art Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Explore your house to collect materials to create artwork that you can touch. Supplies Found Objects, Paper Instructions   Step 1: Search your house for materials and objects that you want to use in your artwork.Look for things that have texture. Feel what you have found. Is it soft, hard, rough, smooth? Step…

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New to Ogden Museum: La Vietnamita - Mother in Flight by Enrique Alférez

Born in the State of Zacatecas, Mexico in 1901, Enrique Alférez’s life spanned almost the entirety of the 20th century. Alférez settled in New Orleans in 1929, and in 1952 at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, he met his wife, Peggy Selway, a nurse from Harrisburg, PA. The couple split their time between Mexico and New Orleans. In Peggy, Enrique found an intellectual…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Surreal Art Inspired by Susan Plum

Español abajo Create a surreal art piece inspired by Susan Plum. Susan Plum is a multidisciplinary artist currently living and working in Houston, TX – the city of her birth. Born in 1944, Plum was raised in Mexico City. She was heavily influenced by Magical Realism and Surrealism in Mexican Art. Luz y Solidaridad is a…

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Movement Mondays: Abstract Art Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Explore your house to collect materials to create an abstract artwork. Supplies Found Objects, Paper Instructions   Step 1: Abstract art is comprised of color, line, and shape. Artists often use abstract art to express emotions.  Step 2: Explore your house. Look for materials that you can use to create an abstract artwork….

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O-riginal Art Activities: Installation Art Inspired by Ashley Pridmore

Español abajo Create a nature inspired installation. Ashley Pridmore is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice engages photography, drawing, assemblage, ceramics and installation, but is primarily centered on sculpture. Born in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, her childhood was unusual in contemporary American culture. One of seven children in a household without television,…

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August Collection Highlight John T. Scott

This month’s Ogden Museum permanent collection artist highlight focuses on New Orleans artist, John T. Scott, recently featured in the Museum’s exhibition, What Music is Within: Black Abstraction from the Permanent Collection. Artist Background John T. Scott, born in 1940 in New Orleans, may be the city’s most prolific sculptor. Scott was raised in the…

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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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