Ogden Museum’s O What a Night! Art Auctions Go Online Supporting Ogden Museum’s Educational Mission to Share the Art and Culture of the American South

NEW ORLEANS –  With the health and safety of its supporters in mind, Ogden Museum of Southern Art has announced its annual O What a Night! Gala will be celebrated in an online format, featuring live and silent art auctions that will support the Museum’s educational mission to share the art and culture of the American South.

The silent auction will begin on Givergy.us on Monday, October 12 at 12 a.m. and end Sunday, October 18 at 5 p.m. The live auction, led by auctioneer CK Swett, is made possible through the support of Ogden Museum’s live auction host, Neal Auction Company, and will take place on LiveAuctioneers.com on Saturday, October 17 at 8 p.m. Both auctions are open to the public and participants can register at www.ogdenmuseum.org/owhatanight.

Support opportunities are available and outlined on the Museum’s website. Ogden Museum aims to bring the elegance and excitement of the annual gala to supporters’ doorsteps with O What a Night! gift baskets and cuisine delivery options.

Featured in the live and silent auctions are the following artists: Leslie Addison, Walter Anderson, Ron Bechet, Mark Bercier, Andrew M. Blanchard. Michael Andrew Booker, Wendo Brunoir, Virginia Rougon Chavis, Michael Roque Collins, Theresa Crushshon, Stephen Paul Day, William Dunlap, Rosemary Goodell, Sally Heller, Susan Jamison, David Knox, Sharon Kopriva, David Lambert, Anne Lane, Charles Muir Lovell, Sarah Martzolf, Rebecca McGirney, Selina McKane, Michael Meads, Greg Miles, David Rae Morris, Nonney Oddlokken, Ann Perich, Matthew Phelan, RJ Raizk, Dan Rule, Rhenda Saporito, Isabella Scott, Joey Slaughter, Mark Spiers, Jill Stoll, Leona Strassberg Steiner, Nell C. Tilton, Ed Williford, George Yerger and Caroline Youngblood. Additional artists are added daily. ⁣

“Ogden Museum’s annual O What a Night! fundraiser provides vital funds which allow the Museum to continue to present dynamic exhibitions and engaging educational programming, both in person and online,” says William Pittman Andrews, Executive Director of Ogden Museum. “While we can’t gather this year to celebrate, we are excited to be able to continue this important event in an online setting and hope you all will join us from home.”

The 2020 O What a Night! Committee Chair and Ogden Museum Board Member, Catherine Makk, says, “By leveraging technology to broadcast our renowned live auction into living rooms across New Orleans and around the country, and sourcing our local artisans and chefs to deliver unique dinners and gift baskets directly to our supporters’ doorsteps, we’ve found a new way to celebrate and support the mission of Ogden Museum.”

Registration and links to the online auctions will be available at www.ogdenmuseum.org/owhatanight.

For more information about O What a Night!, contact Melissa Kenyon, Ogden Museum Director of Marketing and Experience, at mkenyon@ogdenmuseum.org.

About Ogden Museum

Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana since 1999, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art welcomes visitors to experience and learn about the artists and art movements of the American South. It 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. Museum admission is free on Thursdays for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. The Museum is located at 925 Camp Street, New Orleans Louisiana 70130. For more information, visit www.ogdenmuseum.org.