Ogden Museum of Southern Art Presents HBCU Art Showcase in Collaboration with the New Orleans Chapter of the Links, Incorporated

NEW ORLEANS — Now on view at Ogden Museum of Southern Art is the annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Art Showcase, presented in collaboration with the New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. This year’s exhibition consists of 34 works, showcasing work by 23 student artists attending Dillard University and Xavier University of Louisiana. The exhibition will be on view at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art through mid-October. 

The 2019 artists are Kennedi Andrus, Mariia Borodii, Elexie Bryant, Nurye Carter, Tyler Comeaux, Derek Dixon, Quinsi Dominguez, Taylor Fields, Barriane Franks, Amani Gaddy, Esaba Hebert, Darien Henderson, Lindsey Hines, Michah Holness, Patricia Pham, Asia Rachal, Jermaine Robinson, Myron Solomon, Kotey Thomas, Gabrielle Tolliver, Keonna Tucker, Makeda Wells and Cammy White.  

“We are so excited to partner with the New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated again this year to present the HBCU Art Showcase,” says Ellen Balkin, Ogden Museum Director of Education. “I am continually impressed by the talented work of these students and the Ogden Museum is proud to host this exhibition each year.” 

The 2019 HBCU Art Showcase marks the sixth year of collaboration between the Ogden Museum and the New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. The showcase is held annually in the Museum’s Education Gallery, a designated space, which highlights and exhibits student artwork. Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been an integral part in the work towards racial equity. The Ogden Museum’s annual HBCU Art Showcase and The Links, Incorporated partnership continues to support this goal.  

The HBCU Art Showcase will open to the public on Saturday, August 3 during Hancock Whitney White Linen Night. Admission to the Museum will be free on this evening. 

If you have questions regarding the HBCU Art Showcase please contact Samantha Scoggins at sscoggins@ogdenmuseum.org or 504.539.9604. 

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.

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

About The LINKS

The Links, Incorporated has celebrated more than 67 years as a woman’s volunteer service organization committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. A premier international service organization with nearly 14,000 members in 280 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the commonwealth of the Bahamas, its legacy of friends providing service that changes lives, established by the original circle of nine friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1946, is alive and well. The members of The Links Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. The Links, Incorporated has attracted many distinguished women who are individual achievers and who have made a difference in their communities and the world. They are business and civic leaders, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work towards a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership With more than two million service hours recorded in the past three years, members regularly contribute more than 500,000 documented service hours in their respective communities annually. 

Since it was chartered on November 20, 1957, the New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was engaged in implementing program services through the five National Program Facets: Services to Youth; International Trends and Services; National Trends and Services; Health and Human Services; and the Arts. The chapter’s major initiatives include co-sponsoring the local competition for the Scripps National Spelling Bee and Law Day, in which students are trained in legal proceedings and participate in a mock trial. The main focus areas are: education and youth activities to assist youth in fulfilling their intellectual potential; addressing issues affecting the African-American community through health and wellness projects; fostering cultural appreciation through the arts; and collaborating with other Link chapters to provide services and assistance to global friends.