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O / N Art of the South A Collaboration Between Isidore Newman School and the O

Isidore Newman School and the Ogden Museum of Southern recently collaborated and curated the exhibition, O|N Art of the South in the School’s Reynolds Ryan Art Gallery, featuring works from the Museum’s permanent collection alongside work by students. Teachers at Newman used the Southern Vernacular Art from the O’s permanent collection as a resource to discuss art…

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Happy International Women’s Day Highlighting Works by Female Artists at the O!

Happy International Women’s Day! We are celebrating this important day by highlighting work by women artists from our permanent collection, as well as work on view in our upcoming exhibitions, Revelations: Recent Photography Acquisitions and Entwined: Ritual Wrapping and Binding in Contemporary Southern Art, both opening this month. FLORENCE MCCLUNG Florence McClung’s Cypress Swamp, Caddo Lake, from the…

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Atrium Artist Spotlight Exploring Wayman Adams' "Mariachis"

Wayman Adams was born on September 23, 1883 in Muncie, Indiana. Adams discovered his potential as an artist when he followed a custom practiced by Indiana farmers and decorated his father’s barn with a painting of the family’s prized livestock. When he was fourteen he had his first one-man show in Silverburg’s Drug Store in Muncie, and the local newspapers referred to…

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Stanley Sporney’s “Mardi Gras Nap” February Collection Highlight

With the Mardi Gras festivities starting, we would like to highlight a piece that represents the celebration of the carnival season. Stanley Sporny’s Mardi Gras Nap depicts the essence of the Fat Tuesday tradition of parade goers flooding the streets of New Orleans. The piece shows the excitement to catch Mardi Gras throws, fashionable costumes and exhaustion…

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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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Cake, Cocktails & Carnival Fun for a Cause Highlights from the Ogden Museum's King Cake Walk Education Fundraiser

On Tuesday, Feb. 4 the Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosted their annual King Cake Walk & Cocktails event. This year, ticket sales from the event helped raise funds for the Museum’s educational programming, allowing individuals to help expose the New Orleans community to the art and culture of the American South. Each ticket purchased…

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Chandra McCormick’s “The Prayer” January Collection Highlight

Photographer Chandra McCormick was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1957 and has been documenting the state and its people for more than 25 years with her husband, Keith Calhoun. Together, they have visually recorded a wide array of events throughout the state, including New Orleans’ vibrant music culture as well as other elements of…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the O! Celebrating His Life & Legacy Through Art & Community

On Monday, Jan. 20, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting a free admission day to bring together art and community. Lets take a look at the the Museum’s successful event, which welcomed over 1,700 visitors to a day full of entertainment, art…

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