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The O Is Calling All Louisiana Artists! Submit your work to Louisiana Contemporary 2020

For the last eight years, Louisiana Contemporary, presented by The Helis Foundation has served as a vehicle for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to highlight Louisiana’s contemporary art culture. This year’s Juror will be René Morales, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami. René Morales will curate a selection of works submitted…

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Richardson Society 2019 Venice Biennale Trip

Every year the Ogden Museum’s Richardson Society takes an annual trip abroad. This November, the exclusive affinity group traveled to Italy for the 58th annual international art exhibition, Venice Biennale, titled May You Live In Interesting Times. The exhibition develops from the Central Pavilion (Giardini) to the Arsenale and includes 79 participants from all over the world….

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Looking at Kendall Shaw’s “Sunship, for John Coltrane” Celebrating Veterans Day

  In honor of Veterans Day, we are highlighting the work of World War II veteran, Kendall Shaw! Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1924. He served in the U. S. Navy as a radioman on an SPB Dauntless dive-bomber searching for German submarines off the mid-Atlantic coast during the second world war. The…

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Calling All Louisiana Artists! Submit Your Work to Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation

Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by the Helis Foundation has been an opportunity for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to highlight Louisiana’s contemporary art culture for the last eight years. In 2018, the exhibition featured work by 24 artists from across the state with 34 works of art on view. This year’s Juror will be David Breslin,…

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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE DAY EXAMINING WORKS BY SURLS, CABRERA, BONGÉ AND BULTMAN

To celebrate International Sculpture Day, we’re highlighting some of the great sculptures that are currently on view at the Ogden Museum! Me, Knife, Diamond and Flower This large-scale sculpture by Texas artist James Surls stands tall in front of the Museum to welcome visitors and passerbys. Surls’ sculpture combines elements of nature, simplified facial features,…

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Space in Between Exploring the Multi-media Sculptural Work of Margarita Cabrera

On view now at the Ogden Museum is Margarita Cabrera, presented by The Center for Southern Craft & Design. Margarita Cabrera creates sculptures made out of materials ranging from steel, copper, wood, ceramics and fabric focusing on social-political community issues including cultural identity, migration, violence, inclusivity, labor and empowerment. Combining contemporary art practices, indigenous Mexican folk art…

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Happy 100th Birthday Fritz Bultman! Celebrating an American Abstract Expressionist Painter, Sculptor and Collagist

On this day in 1919, American Abstract Expressionist painter, sculptor and collagist, Fritz Bultman, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. At a young age, Bultman knew he wanted to be an artist. When he was just 16 years old he left home and moved to Germany to join the Bauhaus Art School. There, he met…

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