Ogden After Hours Returns to Ogden Museum of Southern Art April 20, 2023 featuring Bruce Sunpie Barnes in Celebration of our 20th Anniversary

New Orleans, LA — Ogden Museum of Southern Art is excited to announce the return of Ogden After Hours on April 20, 2023 in celebration of our 20th anniversary. The monthly event will take place on every third Thursday of the month and will feature a diverse lineup of programs reflecting and celebrating Southern art and culture. The relaunch event will feature Bruce Sunpie Barnes’ Afro-Louisiana music, which incorporates blues, zydeco, gospel, Caribbean and African influenced rhythms and melodies.

Here’s what to expect from 2023 Ogden After Hours:

  • The Musicians: Ogden After Hours is a must-play spot for Southern musicians who want to showcase new work, break into the New Orleans market or expand their reach. Previous performers include Ellis Marsalis, Jon Mooney, James Andrews, Jeremy Davenport, Mary Gauthier and Judith Owen, to name a few.
  • Ogden After Hours shows are perfect for families: Each Ogden After Hours offers a kid’s art activity table featuring a different arts and craft project every week that relates to the Museum’s collection or specific exhibition.
  • Art, Literature and Craft: Ogden After Hours also provides guests the opportunity to explore the galleries while listening to the live music. Visitors will often enjoy trunk shows and book signings in Ogden Museum’s Center for Southern Craft and Design, making this event truly multi-layered.
  • Lagniappe: In addition to the performances and art, the O Bar will offer different specialty cocktails each month offering discounted prices to Museum Members. The event will frequently feature food pop-ups like Chef Ms. Linda Green, The Yakamein Lady and popular local food trucks.

“Ogden After Hours allows us to enjoy performers and get to know them,” says Nailah Griffin, the Museum’s Event Coordinator. She continues, “This time around we are going to explore beyond music, presenting a variety of performers from different walks of life and genres. We aim for these events to be reflective of our diverse communities and celebrate the complexity and vibrancy of the region. Ogden After Hours will be an extension of that mission, providing a platform for art and performance from and for the many communities representing the South.” 

Come by Ogden After Hours on Thursday, April 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Museum members are free; General admission is $13.50.

Upcoming Ogden After Hours:

April 20, 2023: Ogden After Hours featuring Bruce Sunpie Barnes

May 18, 2023: Ogden After Hours: May Nhà qua nhà: Home to home featuring Dylan Trần

June 15, 2023: Ogden After Hours featuring Jelani Bauman

About Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana since 1999 and open to the public since 2003, Ogden Museum of Southern Art invites visitors to experience and learn about the artists and culture of the American South. Ogden Museum is home to a collection of more than four thousand works, making it the largest and most comprehensive repository dedicated to Southern art in the nation, with particular strength in the genres of Self-Taught art, Regionalism, photography, and contemporary art. The Museum is further recognized for its original exhibitions, public events and educational programs, which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature and local craft.

Ogden Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission is free to Museum Members and admission for Non-Members is $13.50 for adults, $11 for seniors 65 and older, $6.75 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5. Prices are subject to change when exhibitions are being rotated.

The Museum is located at 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. For more information visit ogdenmuseum.org or call 504.539.9650.