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Ogden Museum Online Lessons For the Classroom: Sam Gilliam's Drape Work

Abstract artists often use color and shape to express emotions or ideas. Using Drape Work, by Sam Gilliam as inspiration, create a color wash painting and sculpture that reveals the hues and movement of your own emotions. Sam Gilliam is an African American artist who works in color field painting and lyrical abstraction. Gilliam lives and works…

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O / N Art of the South A Collaboration Between Isidore Newman School and the O

Isidore Newman School and the Ogden Museum of Southern recently collaborated and curated the exhibition, O|N Art of the South in the School’s Reynolds Ryan Art Gallery, featuring works from the Museum’s permanent collection alongside work by students. Teachers at Newman used the Southern Vernacular Art from the O’s permanent collection as a resource to discuss art…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Mixed Media Collage Inspired by Thornton Dial

The O-riginal Art Activity explores Thornton Dial’s choice of materials and his use of the tiger symbol in his work. Create your own symbol of strength using found objects. Thornton Dial’s work often draws from his personal experiences of living as an African American man in the South, depicting a range of subjects from race…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Geometric Abstract Collage Inspired by Eugene Martin

Explore the exhibition What Music is Within: Black Abstraction from the Permanent Collection through this abstract collage activity inspired by Eugene Martin. Use shape, color and line to create a geometric art piece.   Eugene Martin is best known for his imaginative, complex mixed media collages on paper, His signature style, a blend of soft organic…

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Spring is Here! Flora And Fauna of Louisiana

  It’s the first day of Spring! To celebrate the new season, the O is highlighting the work of Bricolage Academy students in our Artist and Sense of Place Residency program!  For this residency, ceramic artist Miki Glasser designed a project inspired by the indigenous flora and fauna of Louisiana. Students were introduced to photocopies of various…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Drape Painting Inspired by Sam Gilliam

Push the boundaries of traditional painting with Gilliam’s revolutionary 3D format. Combine painting and sculpture in this abstract art. Sam Gilliam was the first artist to create paintings that weren’t square or rectangular shaped, held tightly in place between wooden frames. He also focused on making paintings without paintbrushes, dipping, dyeing, staining, and splattering his…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Paper Monument Inspired by John Isiah Walton

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity explored monuments and the stories they tell, examining John Isiah Walton’s paintings. Imagine a new monument for New Orleans. John Isiah Walton, a native New Orleanian, creates paintings that pulsate with the rhythms of contemporary New Orleans music and dance. In his most recent work, Walton explores issues of race,…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Self Portrait Inspired by Dusti Bongé

The latest O-riginal Art Activity explores self portraiture from a different angle. Create your own up-close self portrait. In this painting, Bongé paints her own feet. While the background is abstracted and full of vibrant colors, she depicts her own feet in the foreground. Dusti Bongé is regarded as one of the first Mississippi artist’s…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Zodiac Drawing Inspired by Philo Levi "Chief" Wiley

This O-riginal Art Activity takes a look at Philo Levi “Chief” Wiley’s painting, Gemini Twins. Create a drawing inspired by your zodiac sign. Philo Levi “Chief” Wiley was a self-taught, painter born in Connecticut. He moved to New Orleans and worked as chief of security for the Sewerage and Water Board. After retiring, he began making…

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