Christa Blackwood, Girl, from the Red Dot Series (detail), 2013, Photogravure, etching ink, encaustic wax, Gift of the artist, 2017.4.1 

About Kohlmeyer Circle

Are you looking to get more involved in the New Orleans arts community? Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Kohlmeyer Circle might be the group for you! This group includes young art patrons and collectors, ages 21-45, who have an interest in Southern art and a desire to connect with others who share a similar passion.

Your Kohlmeyer Circle membership includes:

  • Engaging with Southern art and the New Orleans community
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of Museum exhibitions with curator and Executive Director
  • Studio visits with local artists
  • Discounted tickets to special events
  • Opportunities to learn about collecting
  • Networking and engaging with a diverse group of members
  • Invitations to private exhibition previews and evening receptions with the Director
  • Invitation to the Kohlmeyer Circle holiday party


Join Kohlmeyer Circle!

Join or renew in April to receive these perks:
– 20% off membership OR recruit three friends to join/renew and receive your individual Kohlmeyer Circle membership for free! – A Knowing Who You Are: A 20th Anniversary Exhibition fanny pack – An exclusive Ida Kohlmeyer pint glass – Two tickets to the O Bar
In 2023 as a Kohlmeyer Circle member, you are invited to these exclusive events:
  • Cocktail reception and art collection tour at the home of a local collector
  • Cocktail reception and artist talk after-hours at a local gallery
  • Chartered day trip with artist and curator-led tour of two exhibitions
  • Exclusive Kohlmeyer Circle artist-led workshops
  • Louisiana Contemporary artist studio tours
  • The annual Kohlmeyer Circle Holiday Party at the home of a local art collector

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