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Freedom Delayed is Freedom Denied Examining Melvin Edwards' "Route des Esclave" In Honor of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This day marks the moment when news of emancipation reached enslaved people in the State of Texas a full two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. At this moment in U.S. history, when the nation is beginning to significantly examine…

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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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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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