Tag Archives: Southern Vernacular Art

Museum Staff Collections: Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography Sharing the Work of Howard Finster

Have you ever wondered what a curator’s personal art collection might look like? Well, now is your chance to get a glimpse into the collection belonging to Ogden Museum Curator of Photography, Richard McCabe. This blog post is the first in a special series looking at our staff’s personal collections. We hope you enjoy it! …

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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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Getting to Know the Artist: Clementine Hunter A look at the life of one of Louisiana’s Self-Taught Artists

While Clementine Hunter did not venture too far outside of Natchitoches, Louisiana during her life, she is known today as one of the most famous female artists to come from Louisiana and as one of the most important self-taught artists. Hunter was born in December 1886 on Hidden Hill Plantation near Cloutierville, Louisiana. She eventually…

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