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O-riginal Art Activities: Found Object Assemblage Inspired by Jeffrey Cook

Español abajo Create an assemblage out of objects found in your house or neighborhood. Jeffrey Cook was born in New Orleans in 1961, and was raised in the culturally rich neighborhood of Central City. Cook pursued a dance career that took him around the world touring. In the mid-80s, Cook returned to New Orleans, establishing…

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Movement Mondays: Expressing Emotions through Portraiture

Español abajo Express your emotions through portraiture. Kathleen Blackshear is known for her American Scene and Depression Era regionalist style portraits of African Americans. She became a unique teacher of the arts by encouraging her students not only to visit art galleries, but to also spend time in museums of natural history, zoos and cultural…

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Ogden Museum Hosts 4th Annual MLK Day Celebration Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In celebration of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosted a wide range of online programming in addition to offering free admission to the Museum on January 18.  Collaborating with creators, educators and nonprofits from the New Orleans area, the Museum brought people together on…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Abstract Tissue Paper Collage Inspired by Marita Gootee

Español abajo Create a tissue paper collage inspired by Marita Gootee’s photography. Marita Gootee is a Professor of Art at Mississippi State University. She received a MFA from Indiana State University in 1985 and a BA from the College of Mount Saint Joseph on the Ohio in 1981. She has been selected for 5 times…

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Q & A with Ann Perich Third Place Winner in "Louisiana Contemporary"

Ann Perich is one of the Louisiana artists selected for the 2020 edition of Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation. Perich’s work, determination or distrust, took home third place. In this interview, we’ll learn a little more about Ann Perich as an artist. Q: Why did you choose to shoot determination or distrust on the iPhone? Have you done…

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Exploring the Creativity and Culture of African Americans in the South By Ilexus Williams, Sam Houston State University

Guest blog post and photos contributed by Ilexus Williams, Sam Houston State University Art is a beautiful avenue for understanding other cultures, life experiences and history. And, to that end, Ogden Museum of Southern Art displays many artists that highlight African American life, history and social justice issues, giving patrons insight into the creativity and culture…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Abstract Landscape Drawing Inspired by Will Henry Stevens

Español abajo Create an abstract drawing of a nature scene near you. Will Henry Stevens, Abstract Mississippi River, 1942, Pastel on paper Will Henry Stevens was an artist from Indiana who lived in New Orleans for several years. He is known for his geometric abstraction and his en plein air paintings and geometric landscapes of…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a variety of activities inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the civil rights movement.  Martin Luther King Jr. is renowned for his lifelong work in the civil rights movement. The civil rights movement was integral in affording African American people equal rights in the U.S. and bringing…

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