Tag Archives: Vernacular Art

Celebrating International Women’s Day Learn More About the Women Behind the Work

Happy International Women’s Day! We are celebrating by highlighting a selection of work by women artists currently on view at the Ogden Museum! Minnie Evans Minnie Evans was an African American folk artist, surrealist and visionary who was born in Pender County, North Carolina in 1892. Evans did not begin to draw or paint until…

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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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