Tag Archives: Southern Art

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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Celebrating Women’s History Month The Work of MaPo Kinnord

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re focusing our attention on the amazing work of female artists featured throughout the O! This piece, for example, is a ceramic sculpture by local artist MaPo Kinnord. Kinnord is a sculptor and potter primarily, but she’s also an educator and woman dedicated to female empowerment. Her work is…

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Celebrating Black History Month: Highlighting the Work of Sister Gertrude Morgan A Street Preacher Turned Visionary Folk Artist

In celebration of Black History Month, we are highlighting the work of Sister Gertrude Morgan, a former street preacher turned artist, poet and musician.  Morgan was born in Lafayette, Alabama in 1900 and relocated to New Orleans during the late 1930s. Shortly after arriving in New Orleans, Morgan adopted the title “Sister” when she became…

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On View Now Jack Niven's "Universal Mule"

Now on view in the stairwell leading to the fifth floor of the Ogden Museum of Southern art is Jack Niven’s Universal Mule, a piece from the Museum’s Permanent Collection. The Universal Mule was part of Niven’s 2008 project, American Beauty-South, and was situated on the side of the local London Lodge Motel on Airline…

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