NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will host a free admission day celebrating the Museum’s 15th Anniversary. The day’s free programming will feature kid and adult art activities, yoga, music, performances and other family-friendly activities.
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., there will be activities based on works of art currently on view at the Museum. Guests of all ages will be able to create watercolor paintings inspired by Walter Anderson, make collages inspired by Benny Andrews or learn about kinetic sculptures inspired by Lin Emery. Other kid friendly birthday party activities include making party hats and playing pin the tail on the Universal Mule, Jack Niven’s popular work in the Ogden Museum’s Permanent Collection currently on view on the fifth floor.
Guests are also invited to explore the Museum’s exhibitions during this free admission day by participating in a scavenger hunt designed to take you on a self-guided tour of the Museum or by joining a group for a docent-led tour. Exhibitions that will be on view during the Anniversary Celebration include Salazar: Portraits of Influences in Spanish New Orleans, 1785 – 1802, Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation, Doris Ulmann: From the Highlands to the Lowlands, as well as works from the Museum’s Permanent Collection.
La Cocinita and Fete au Fete food trucks will have food for purchase from noon – 2 p.m. and Plum Street Snoballs will provide complimentary snowballs. Starting at 3 p.m., there will be live music in the Museum’s atrium and a bar featuring the O!Possum, an Anniversary Celebration specialty cocktail.
“We hope this Anniversary Celebration of Ogden Museum’s 15th year will serve as an opportunity for the community to experience all that the Museum has to offer,” says William Pittman Andrews, Executive Director of the Ogden Museum. “This free admission day will provide people of all ages the chance to participate in a variety of programming and create their own connections with our institution.”
For more information regarding the Ogden Museum’s 15th Anniversary Celebration, please contact Samantha Scoggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504.539.9604.
About the Ogden Museum
Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art and is recognized for its original exhibitions, public events and educational programs which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature and culinary heritage to provide a comprehensive story of the South. Established in 1999 and in Stephen Goldring Hall since 2003, the Museum welcomes almost 85,000 visitors annually, and attracts diverse audiences through its broad range of programming including exhibitions, lectures, film screenings and concerts which are all part of its mission to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South.
The Ogden Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. for Ogden After Hours. Admission is free to Museum Members and $13.50 for adults, $11 for seniors 65 and older, $6.75 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5.
The Ogden Museum is free to Louisiana Residents on Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. courtesy of The Helis Foundation. The Helis Foundation is a Louisiana private foundation, established by the William Helis Family. The Art Funds of the Helis Foundation advance access to the arts for the community through contributions that sustain operations for, provide free admission to, acquire works of art and underwrite major exhibitions and projects of institutions within the Greater New Orleans area.
The Museum is closed Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.