Tag Archives: Southern Art

Curated Conversation with "Entwined" Artist, Susan Plum

This is a Curated Conversation with Entwined artist, Susan Plum, and Ogden Museum Curator of the Collection, Bradley Sumrall. You can see Susan Plum’s work on view in the exhibition, Entwined: Ritual Wrapping and Binding in Contemporary Southern Art. Susan Plum is a multidisciplinary artist currently living and working in Houston, Texas – the city…

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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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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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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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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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Looking at Kendall Shaw’s “Sunship, for John Coltrane” Celebrating Veterans Day

  In honor of Veterans Day, we are highlighting the work of World War II veteran, Kendall Shaw! Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1924. He served in the U. S. Navy as a radioman on an SPB Dauntless dive-bomber searching for German submarines off the mid-Atlantic coast during the second world war. The…

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