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Movement Mondays: Pressed Flower Art

Take a walk around your neighborhood and collect flowers to create pressed flower artwork. Pressed flower art – consists of drying flower petals and leaves in a flower press to flatten and exclude light and moisture. Pressing flowers makes them appear flat, and can also fade or increase the vibrancy of their color. The flowers…

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2021 Louisiana Contemporary Artists Announced This years exhibition features 51 works by 39 artists

Ogden Museum of Southern Art is excited to announce the artists selected for the 2021 edition of Louisiana Contemporary, presented by The Helis Foundation, the Museum’s annual juried exhibition featuring work by contemporary artists from across the state. This year’s guest juror, Hallie Ringle, Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art,…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Popsicle Treehouse Inspired by Jeffrey Cook

Español abajo Create a treehouse from popsicle sticks and found objects. Jeffrey Cook was born in New Orleans in 1961. He attended McDonogh 35 High School before studying under John Scott and Martin Payton at Xavier University. He furthered his studies at the San Francisco Art Institute. While in California, he became Principal Dancer for…

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8th Annual Magnolia Ball Photos Thank You and We'll See You Next Year!

On Saturday, June 12 the Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosted its 8th annual Magnolia Ball in celebration of the exhibition, Outside In, Improvisations of Space: The Ceramic Work of MaPó Kinnord. THANK YOU to all of Magnolia Ball’s sponsors and supporters for helping to make this year’s event possible: The Helis Foundation, NOLA.com, St. Charles…

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Films About New Orleans History and Culture Recommendations From the New Orleans Public Library

Looking for some films to watch this summer? New Orleans Public Library suggests the following films about New Orleans history and culture, all of which you can watch for free through the Library’s Kanopy service! Bury the Hatchet (2014) Bury the Hatchet is a portrait of three Mardi Gras Indian “Big Chiefs.” These New Orleans men…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Community Storytelling through Murals Inspired by Michael Frolich

Español abajo Create a draft for your mural idea from the previous Movement Monday Activity.  Michael Frolich is an artist who decorated the walls of bars with surreal landscapes, in areas where he was a resident. Frolich shows a range of styles inspired by his life and fantasies. Frolich’s paintings are most recognizable filling the…

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Movement Mondays: Community Storytelling through Murals

In this Movement Monday Activity, imagine murals in your community. In every community there is a story to be told. Stories are about making connections. A story can create a connection between the people and their community. The power of community storytelling lies not only in the stories, but in the process of creating those stories. Murals are…

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