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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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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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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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Improvisation & Creation The Work of MaPó Kinnord

A work of improvisation is something created without preparation. Improvisation relies upon the hands of the artist improvising, channeling their vision through the slippery medium they manipulate. Jazz musicians are famed for their capacity to improvise, and jazz songs are written to make room for improvisation during performances. Such artistry requires immense skill and command…

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Movement Mondays: Field Drawings Inspired by John Taylor and Louisiana Wetlands

Español abajo In this Movement Monday, observe and sketch the different types of flora and fauna that are found in Louisiana. Louisiana’s wetlands are one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the United States, home to an array of plants and animals. Louisiana’s wetlands are being lost at an alarming rate due to a number…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Abstract Landscape Inspired by Robert Gordy

Español abajo Use patterns and shapes in your drawing to create an abstract landscape like artist Robert Gordy. Robert Gordy was a Louisiana artist best known for his extraordinary compositional skill and imaginative use of color, shape, and pattern. He was born in Jefferson Island, Louisiana and studied at Hans Hofmann. Gordy is known for…

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Movement Mondays: Abstract Sculpture Inspired by William Monaghan

Español abajo Create an abstract sculpture using a variety of materials in this Movement Monday Activity inspired by William Monaghan. BUILT: Sculptural Art from the Permanent Collection highlights how artists of the America South have explored the power of the sculptural form. Unlike paintings, sculpture exists in the same space as the viewer, which can…

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