(New Orleans, LA) – To support the recovery of humanities-based organizations affected by Hurricane Ida, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded a $150,000 Chairman’s Award to the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) in November 2021. Ogden Museum of Southern Art is honored to receive $10,000 from this generous grant.
Following Hurricane Ida, Ogden Museum, like most institutions in the city, suffered damages to the building and remained closed to the public for an extended period of time. The Disaster Mitigation Grant substantially eases the burden of lost revenue during that period of closure to enable the Museum to continue providing engaging art programming immediately following the storm. In New Orleans and throughout Louisiana, the arts provide vital connections to community and culture during times of stress and isolation. Arts education helps people build and maintain deep connections to their communities and cultural legacies, even while they are cut off from traditional in-person engagements. In this time, we believe that the experience and joy of art that Ogden Museum can provide will provide a sense of connection and understanding as well as a creative outlet as we all work to recover as a city and support our neighboring river parishes.
Funding for this 2021 Disaster Mitigation grant has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and administered by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH)
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 $13.50 for adults, $11 for seniors 65 and older, $6.75 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5.
The Museum is located at 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. For more information visit ogdenmuseum.org or call 504.539.9650.