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The Teen Docent Puppet Theater Goes on Tour! See the Shows at a Local Library Near You

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art Teen Docents are heading to public libraries in New Orleans with their Teen Docent Puppet Theater, bringing art to life for young audiences. Join us at one of their upcoming tour stops! July 12 @ 10:30 a.m. – Children Resource Center July 16 @ 10:30 a.m. – Milton H. Latter…

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Discussing Doris Ulmann with Curator Richard McCabe Her Work, Style and Representation of Southern People

Curator of Photography Richard McCabe discusses what sets Doris Ulmann’s work apart and how it resonates with people today. Why did you choose to highlight Doris Ulmann’s work? The work of Doris Ulmann is very important, and reflects part of our mission at the Ogden Museum. It is very interesting that she was from an…

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Posing with Portraits Ogden Museum Visitors Create Their Own Portraits of Influence

Salazar: Portraits of Influence in Spanish New Orleans, 1785 – 1802 is currently on view on the fourth floor of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. This exhibition examines the work of portrait artist, Josef Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza (c. 1750-1802), whose career spanned the second half of the Spanish administration of New Orleans….

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We Celebrated “The Whole Drum Will Sound” and All Things Southern at Magnolia Ball 2018!

Thank you to all who came to the annual Magnolia Ball at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art on Saturday, June 9 to celebrate the exhibition, The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction, and all things Southern! Event chairman were David T. Baker, Andrew Freeman, Chad Graci, Jessie Schott Haynes and Emily Shaya….

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A Conversation with the Curator of “The Whole Drum Will Sound,” Bradley Sumrall Sumrall Talks About Abstraction, the Collection, Theme and Process

Curator Bradley Sumrall answers questions about The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction, on view now at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. What inspired you to create The Whole Drum Will Sound? The Whole Drum Will Sound came out of a familiarity with the Ogden’s Permanent Collection. I’ve been working with the…

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The Heron and the House Join the Ogden Museum Collection

The Ogden Museum is excited to announce the latest additions to the Museum’s Permanent Collection: Cheryl Medow’s Tri-Colored Heron and a Skimmer and William Christenberry’s Dream House (Gold). Cheryl Medow, Tri-Colored Heron and a Skimmer, 2017, Gift of Erin Frankenheimer in Memory of Her Mother, Leslie Frankenheimer Tri-Colored Heron and a Skimmer showcases Medow’s photographic practices. Medow,…

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Shaw’s Sunship A New Focal Point in the Museum's Atrium

Kendall Shaw’s Sunship, for John Coltrane, a piece in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Permanent Collection, was installed in the Museum’s atrium by our Curatorial Team this morning. Shaw is a New Orleans artist who gained national and international recognition with the Pattern and Decoration Movement. Combining his interests in mathematical patterns and systems, this…

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Mississippi Bound The Kohlmeyer Circle Visits Woodville Lofts & Studios and The Crosby School House

This past Saturday, the Kohlmeyer Circle had the pleasure of taking a day trip to Mississippi. The 15 of us climbed aboard the bus in front of the Ogden Museum, promptly poured mimosas and hit the road. Our first stop was South of the Border in Francisville, Louisiana, a favorite local restaurant situated right before…

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