OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART ANNOUNCES ART OF GIVING Holiday Shopping Night Presented by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Center for Southern Craft & Design

NEW ORLEANS – November 22, 2017

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Center for Southern Craft & Design will host its annual holiday shopping event, the Art of Giving, on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. The event will feature live music, a cash bar, food, craft projects and free gift wrap provided by YELP. It is free and open to the public. Ogden Museum members will receive complimentary wine and a 15% discount on purchases.

This year’s list of vendors includes Mallory Page, Pistil & Stamen, Hess & Co, Saint Lydia, Earth Reverie, Xodo Botanicals, Magda Boreysza, Daron Douglas, Crosby Schoolhouse representatives: Peter Horjus, Karen Gadbois, Seth Damm of Neon Zinn, Kate McNee and more, along with Juliet Meeks, Richard McCabe, Statement Goods Design, Mia Kaplan, The Southern Letterpress, Bare Bones Studio, Goods that Matter, Jess Leigh Jewels, Brandi Couvillion, Kiernan Dunn, Rhonda Corley, Inhabit Oyster Candles, Basin Street and more.

At the Art of Giving, there will be a book signing with Richard McCabe, the Ogden Museum’s Curator of Photography, featuring his book LAND STAR, his first monograph containing images from the American South. The book, published by AINT – BAD, was recently released this fall.

The Center for Southern Craft & Design supports the mission of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to broaden the appreciation and understanding of the visual arts and culture of the American South by offering Southern artists and craftspeople a platform to showcase and sell their work. 

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 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 80,000 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, $7.25 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 Martin Luther King Day, Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras, July 4th, Labor Day, 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.