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July Collection Highlight Michael Meads

The spirit that lies in the work of Michael Meads is whimsical yet foreboding.  His graphite drawings, like the-larger-than-life “Der Liebestod’ or “Ghosts Along the Levee,” are a gluttony of New Orleans mayhem – you get lost in the detailed magistery of his scenes depicting debauchery, tragedy and chaos.  His early works consisted of photographic…

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May Collection Highlight Exploring the Work of The Dot Man, George Andrews

On the surface, George Andrews (1911-1996) seemed to live a simple life, as far as artists are concerned. He was a family man, raising ten children, two of whom excelled following their passions of painting and writing.  Artistically,  he was known as the “Dot Man,” for his use of the simple shape both on the canvas…

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Celebrating Earth Day Highlighting Mark Messersmith's "Victim of Silence"

In celebration of Earth Day, we’re examining Mark Messersmith’s piece Victim of Silence, a representation of the natural world. When Mark Messersmith first moved to Tallahassee, Florida in the mid 1980s, he was immediately struck by the wildness of the surrounding landscape, a wildness gone from much of America. His studio practice immediately turned to an exploration in…

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Docent Permanent Collection Pick Ogden Museum Docent, Harriet Riley, Explores "Flowing River"

Take a look at some of our Docents’ favorite works of art from our permanent collection! This blog post is the first in a series looking at some of our Ogden Museum Docents’ favorite pieces. Ogden Museum Docent, Harriet Riley, chose to share Clementine Hunter’s Flowing River. Flowing River by Clementine Hunter is one of my…

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Permanent Collection Spotlight Exploring Horton Humble's "The Guardian"

Today, the O is highlighting a piece from the permanent collection – Horton Humble’s The Guardian, which stands at a towering 10 feet! It was in the summer of 2017 that Humble created The Guardian, his first public sculpture in steel. The piece was commissioned by The Helis Foundation for the Poydras Corridor project, Sculpture for New…

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Highlighting the Work of Ernest Withers: Featured in the Exhibition, "Revelations"

                            We got a request on Instagram to show works by photographer, Ernest Withers, and we’re delivering! Today, the O is highlighting Withers’ photographs, Elvis Presley, Backstage with Brook Benton, WDIA Goodwill Review, Memphis, TN and L.C. Bates, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, featured…

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March Collection Highlight: Exploring the Work of Minnie Evans for Women's History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month we are highlighting the work of Minnie Evans, featured in our exhibition, What Music is Within: Black Abstraction from the Permanent Collection. The paintings and drawings of Minnie Evans depict scenes from the artist’s personal dream world. The central theme in Evans’ paintings are organic objects, plants and and eyes encompassing…

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