Tag Archives: Southern Art

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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25 Artists Selected by Juror Courtney J. Martin for 2018 Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation Opening at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art August 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — Juror Courtney J. Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Dia Art Foundation, has selected 34 works by 25 Louisiana artists for 2018 Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation. This annual juried exhibition will be on view at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art August 4 – November 4, 2018, with a VIP reception…

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Catch a Glimpse of Spanish New Orleans At the O

Have you had the chance to explore Salazar: Portraits of influence in Spanish New Orleans, 1785 – 1802? In this video, we give you a glimpse into the exhibition and what portraiture looked like during the time of Spanish New Orleans. Josef Fransisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza was a portrait artist in New Orleans…

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Shaw’s Sunship A New Focal Point in the Museum's Atrium

Kendall Shaw’s Sunship, for John Coltrane, a piece in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Permanent Collection, was installed in the Museum’s atrium by our Curatorial Team this morning. Shaw is a New Orleans artist who gained national and international recognition with the Pattern and Decoration Movement. Combining his interests in mathematical patterns and systems, this…

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