Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70124 - United States





Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art and is recognized for its original exhibitions, public events and educational programs which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature and culinary heritage to provide a comprehensive story of the South. Established in 1999, and in Stephen Goldring Hall at 925 Camp Street since 2003, the Museum welcomes almost 85,000 visitors annually, and attracts diverse audiences through its broad range of programming including exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, and concerts which are all part of its mission to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South.


What Music is Within: Black Abstraction from the Permanent Collection
Showcasing contemporary black artists from the American South who work in the visual language of abstraction.


Melvin Edwards: Crossroads
Presented by The Helis Foundation
Melvin Edwards: Crossroads examines the formal, familial and conceptual affinities between Edward’s work and that produced by African artists and artisans.

Revelations: Recent Photography Acquisitions
Featuring over 50 recently acquired photographs, made in the American South by both emerging and established photographers between the early 20th century and today.

Entwined: Ritual Wrapping and Binding in Contemporary Southern Art
Showcasing contemporary artists from the American South who engage wrapping and binding as both an aesthetic device and a ritual practice within their work.


A free docent-led tour will take place at 2 p.m.

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