Tag Archives: Ogden Museum

Happy Birthday George Dureau! Today We Celebrate You!

Today, we are wishing a happy birthday to George Dureau! Born in New Orleans in 1930, Dureau was immersed in the city’s unique art and culture throughout his life. His artistic career has been described as a New Orleans romance between the photographer and his subjects, many of which became his “extended family.” Dureau always…

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Artist and Sense of Place: What are Native Bees, Y’all? (psst: not honey bees!) Bonella A. St. Ville Elementary Students and Artist Shawn Hall Explain

At the heart of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s mission is educating the public in the visual arts and culture of the American South. Since its inception in 2001, the education department has organized artist-in-residence programs that pair artists with local schools. Working with elementary school children in the medium of the artist’s choice, the artist…

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Happy Birthday William Christenberry! Celebrating the Life of a Renowned Southern Artist

Born on November 5, 1936 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, William Christenberry began his artistic career with the painting of large abstract expressionist paintings before exploring different mediums such as painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. Ghost Form, a sculptural work by Christenberry in the Ogden Museum’s Permanent Collection, was created in 1994 and is composed of balsa…

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Happy Birthday Ida Kohlmeyer! Today We Celebrate You!

Bradley Sumrall, Curator of the Collection at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, wishes Ida Kohlmeyer a Happy Birthday! ⁣ ⁣ Born on November 3, 1912 in New Orleans to immigrants from Poland, Ida Kohlmeyer (1912–1997), is one of the most respected abstract painters of the American South. She studied English Literature at Tulane University,…

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