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Revelations features photographs acquired for the Ogden Museum’s permanent collection since 2011.
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The contemporary Southern artists in Entwined engage wrapping and binding as a symbolic aesthetic device, and often as a ritual practice within their work. 
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Movement Mondays: Found Object Art Exhibition

Español abajo Search your home for found objects to include in an art exhibition! Supplies Tape, Cardboard boxes Instructions   Step 1: Think about what kind of art exhibition you want to make. Are you going to include sculptures, 2D images or both? Will you include abstract art, representational art or both? Step 2: Explore...
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White Lillies

O-riginal Art Activities: Botanical Illustration Inspired by Lucile Parker

Español abajo Draw a botanical illustration of your favorite flower in this week’s O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Lucile Parker. Lucile Parker was born in Sumrall, Mississippi. Parker earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama. She is best known...
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Movement Mondays: Portrait Photography

Español abajo Take portraits of your loved ones! Trenity Thomas is a self-taught photographer who has also experimented with painting and sketching since grade school. As a photographer, he has worked in a myriad of genres including fashion, lifestyle, editorial, conceptual, sports, portraiture, and nightlife photography.  As a photographer, Trenity uses his camera to capture...
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O-riginal Art Activities: Stacked Perspective Drawing Inspired by Clementine Hunter

Español abajo Create your own super tall drawing of whatever scene you like! Clementine Hunter, Flowing River, circa 1950, Medium Oil on panel Clementine Hunter was born in 1886 near Natchitoches, Louisiana. Hunter spent most of her life working as a physical laborer and housemaid on the Melrose Plantation. In her late fifties, she taught...
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Movement Mondays: Build a Cardboard Fort

Create a place where you can embark on imaginary adventures in a cardboard fort. A fort is a building or unit that is created to help defend against enemy invaders. A fort is a strong building or a place with a wall or fence around it where soldiers can stay safe from the enemy attacks. There...
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O-riginal Art Activities: Silhouette Portrait Inspired by Clementine Hunter

Español abajo Create a silhouette portrait using bold, solid colors like Clementine Hunter has done. Clementine Hunter was from the Cane River region of Louisiana and taught herself how to paint while living and working on Melrose Plantation. While she did not start painting until later in her life, she took inspiration from her experiences,...
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Movement Mondays: Exploring Pattern and Repetition

Español abajo Explore your house to collect objects to make artwork that incorporates pattern and repetition. Supplies Found Objects, Paper Instructions   Step 1: Artists often utilize pattern or repetition to create rhythm in their artwork.  Step 2: Explore your house. Look for materials that you can use to create your artwork. Look for materials...
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O-riginal Art Activities: Super Soaker Painting Inspired by Sam Gilliam

Follow Sam Gilliam’s ground breaking painting techniques and experiment with paint in this O-riginal Art Activity.  Sam Gilliam is an African American artist that works in color field painting and lyrical abstraction. Gilliam lives and works in Washington D.C. He was a pioneer of Black Abstraction during the 1960s, a time when Abstraction was considered...
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Movement Mondays: Flower Dyed Watercolor Paint

Create your own watercolor paint in this Movement Monday Activity. There are four main types of paint; acrylic, oil, watercolor, and gouache. Paint can be created in many ways. In the past, artists created their own paint from natural materials like flowers, charcoal, fruits and earth pigments. Supplies Small sealable containers, flowers, water Instructions Step...
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Courtier's Room

O-riginal Art Activities: Splatter Painting Inspired by Randall Schmit

Explore expressive brushstrokes to create an abstract painting. Randall Schmit was a visual artist born in Newark, New Jersey. He was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended Texas A&M University where he first studied architecture, but following his passion Schmit changed his major to painting. He later became the Studio Assistant to abstract colorist,...
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Curated Conversation with Roland L. Freeman Discussing Freeman's Introduction To Photography and his Portfolio

Enjoy this new two-part Curated Conversation with Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography at Ogden Museum, and photographer, Roland L. Freeman. In part one, the two discuss Freeman’s introduction to photography and his background in the medium, and in part two, they take a deep dive into Freeman’s portfolio. Freeman’s photography is currently featured in the solo...
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Movement Mondays: Exploring Fashion Styles

Design your silliest outfit in this Movement Monday Activity. Fashion is considered a form of self-expression. Style can be expressed with shoes, clothing and accessories. Explore your fashion style. Instructions Step 1: Look in your closet and decide what clothes you want to use for your silly outfit. What type of clothes do you think...
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Painted black shoes

O-riginal Art Activities: Wacky Shoes Inspired by George Andrews

Transform an old pair of shoes into a work of art with a bright and color design like George Andrews has done. George Andrews was born in 1911 Plainview, Georgia and died in 1996. George Andrews was a self-taught artist. He was given the nickname, Dot Man because of his unique dot style that he...
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Movement Mondays: Exploring the Sounds of Nature

Español abajo In this Movement Monday Activity, recreate sounds found in nature. The ability to hear is one of the five senses of the body. Using our ears, we have the ability to listen to music or communicate with others. Many things in nature use sounds to communicate, such as a birdcall or dog bark....
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O-riginal Art Activities: Paper Sculpture Inspired by Jeffrey Cook

Español abajo Create a sculptural piece that has a special secret surprise within it. Jeffrey Cook was a New Orleans artist from the Central City neighborhood. He was known for his use of recycled and found objects in his sculptural works. Supplies Recycled Boxes, Paper, Tape, Scissors, Pencil, Markers Instructions   Step 1: Think about a...
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Movement Mondays: Capture Your Dance Moves

Español abajo Capture your greatest dance moves through photography in this Movement Monday Activity. Photos can capture just about anything like a person dancing, singing, running, or even an animal grazing. Dance comes in many forms and can be categorized as ballet, ballroom, folk dance, Irish dancing, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, modern dance, and...
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During its temporary closure, Ogden Museum remained committed to its staff. From home, the Museum team worked collaboratively to share the art and culture of the American South through dynamic online programming and engagement opportunities. This would not have been possible without the support of the organization’s Board of Trustees, faithful partners and generous donors. The public can support Ogden Museum with a donation to the Support Our South Fund.


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