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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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GiveNOLA Day 2018 Thank you for Supporting the South!

  Each year, the Ogden Museum feels fortunate to be able to participate in GiveNOLA Day, a 24-hour event created by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofits that make our community thrive. Contributions to the Ogden Museum support a wide variety of programming, including dynamic exhibitions, educational…

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Peek Into the Home of Chad Graci Magnolia Ball Chair and Young Art Collector

A chair of this year’s Magnolia Ball, celebrating the Ogden Museum’s exhibition, The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction, Chad Graci invited us into his 1916 New Orleans home and gave a tour of his personal art collection, which he has been growing since his early 20s. “Collecting art can start at a young…

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Art Inspired by Nature Examining Art by Sherry Owens and Students on Earth Day

Sherry Owens For Earth Day, we’re examining Mother Nature Throwing Up Her Hands, a nature-inspired piece by Sherry Owens that is on view at the Ogden Museum in The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction. Owens constructs nest-like objects using twigs and branches to create dense, chaotic forms and open drawings in space. She…

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