On Thursday, February 7 from 6 – 8 p.m., the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will host its annual King Cake Walk during Ogden After Hours, the Museum’s weekly concert series. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste and judge the local King Cakes while listening to live music by the Christian Winther Quartet.
Awards include Audience’s Choice, Band’s Pick and Best in Show, which will be selected by guest judge, Kayla Bertucci with WGNO. Guests can vote for their favorite cake by placing a King Cake baby in a bakery’s designated cup. Awards will be announced at the end of the concert. In addition to bragging rights, each winning bakery will receive 10 Museum passes to share with their staff.
Local bakeries donating cakes to the tasting include Bittersweet Confections, Breads on Oak, Cavan, Emeril’s, La Boulangerie, Manny Randazzo King Cakes, Sweet Life Bakery, Tartine New Orleans, The Station Coffee Shop and Bakery and more New Orleans favorites!
The Christian Winther Quartet, led by Danish-American tenor saxophonist and composer, Christian Winther, will play soulful jazz throughout the evening. Winther has been based in New Orleans since 1997 and studied under Ellis Marsalis and Harold Batiste at the University of New Orleans.
During Ogden After Hours, there will also be a book signing by photographer, Clay Maxwell Jordan. Jordan will be signing his first monograph, “Nothing’s Coming Soon,” based on death, mortality, decay, grace and unmitigated beauty. Jordan is a 2019 MacDowell fellow and currently teaches at University of Georgia.
This event is free for members and $13.50 for general admission. Tickets are available at ogdenmuseum.org. For more information regarding the event, please contact Melissa Kenyon at email@example.com or 504.539.9631.
About the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
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.