Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans (must see)

The collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world and embodies the visual heritage and history of the American South from 1733 to the present. The collection consists of work by artists from or associated with fifteen southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia) and the District of Columbia. It is based upon the founding donation of more than 1,100 works from New Orleans businessman Roger H. Ogden's private collection. Since this original donation the museum’s collection of paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, wood and crafts has grown to include more than 4,000 works donated from individuals and collectors from across the US.

In addition, the museum includes Center for Southern Craft and Design (featuring unique craft/art using a variety of media created by southern artists), as well as the Stephen Goldring Hall (named after Stephen Goldring), which opened in 2003.

Since 2003, the Ogden Museum has hosted Ogden After Hours on Thursday nights, 6pm-8 pm. It is a place for Southern musicians who want to showcase new work or break into the New Orleans market. Visitors can enjoy music in such genres as blues, jazz (contemporary and traditional), R&B, country, folk, rockabilly, Cajun, bluegrass, Swamp pop, and rock 'n' roll.

Other programming includes: Southern Storytellers: A literary showcase (that includes a reading, Q&A and book signing) for Southern writers.
Artists and Sense of Place puts artists into New Orleans area schools; Summer camps focusing on art and fashion; and Films at the O screens movies that explore the culture of the American South.

Tip:
Check out the gift store stocked with lots of original work.
No cafe on-site, but there is one at the Contemporary Art Center across the street.

Opening Hours:
Fri-Wed: 10am-5pm; Thu: 10am-8pm
On Thursdays, patrons are treated to a jazz/funk/folk concert from 6 to 8pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Sight Location: New Orleans, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Cultural Tour in Business District, New Orleans  

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