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Death of the Crow? Taking a Closer Look at the Relevance of Benny Andrews' Work Today

Death of the Crow?  In 1965, Benny Andrews painted Death of the Crow in response to the end of the Jim Crow Era in the American South. Andrews depicted a poor farmer cautiously approaching the symbolic crow – his stance suggesting a distrust of its actual demise. Fifty-five years later, our nation is still struggling with…

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Celebrating Memorial Day Susan Worsham's Marine

Today on Memorial Day, we’re sharing Susan Worsham’s photograph, Marine, Hotel near airport, Richmond, VA, from our permanent collection.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We asked Susan Worsham about the Marine pictured in her photograph. Worsham’s brother served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, so the photograph is extra special to her. She shares…⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “The Marine…

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Michael Meads’ “Coosa River Kiss” Celebrating Valentine's Day

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are highlighting a work of art from the permanent collection, Coosa River Kiss by Michael Meads! This watercolor of a tender moment between two lovers is set in Meads’ birthplace in Northeastern Alabama. Michael Meads was born in Anniston, Alabama in 1966. He received a B.F.A. from Auburn University in 1987 and…

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Celebrating Black History Month Highlighting Moses Hogan

In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting Turning Wheels by Moses Hogan, an arranger, pianist, conductor, composer and visual artist. Turning Wheels is on view through July 5 in What Music is Within: Black Abstraction from the Permanent Collection. About Moses Hogan Moses Hogan was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 13, 1957. Moses manifested…

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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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Celebrating International Women’s Day Learn More About the Women Behind the Work

Happy International Women’s Day! We are celebrating by highlighting a selection of work by women artists currently on view at the Ogden Museum! Minnie Evans Minnie Evans was an African American folk artist, surrealist and visionary who was born in Pender County, North Carolina in 1892. Evans did not begin to draw or paint until…

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Celebrating Black History Month: Exploring the Work of Clementine Hunter A Self-Taught Louisiana Artist

In celebration of Black History Month, we are highlighting the work of Clementine Hunter, a self-taught, African American painter born in Louisiana in 1886. Hunter worked on Melrose Plantation near Natchitoches for most of her life as a labor and maid. She referred to her works as “memory paintings,” depicting her everyday life on the…

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Turning Trash Into Treasure Exploring the Work of BIG artist Tora Lopez

Would you believe us if we told you this beautiful giant pearl was made out of waste? Artist Tora Lopez created this massive shiny sphere during her 30-day residency with the “Life is Art Collective,” where all of the artist’s trash went into this pearl. After the residency, the pearl was coated in plaster and…

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Getting to Know the Artist: Clementine Hunter A look at the life of one of Louisiana’s Self-Taught Artists

While Clementine Hunter did not venture too far outside of Natchitoches, Louisiana during her life, she is known today as one of the most famous female artists to come from Louisiana and as one of the most important self-taught artists. Hunter was born in December 1886 on Hidden Hill Plantation near Cloutierville, Louisiana. She eventually…

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