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Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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Art by Southerners, art made in the South, art about the South, artistic explorations into Southern themes, and more fill this Smithsonian affiliate's elegant building. The basis of the museum's permanent collection are 1,200 works collected by local developer Roger Ogden since the 1960s. It has now grown to more than 4,000 pieces, including paintings, ceramic, drawings, sculpture, photographs, and design. These pieces, along with special exhibitions, showcase artists from Washington, D.C., and 15 Southern states spanning the 18th–21st centuries. A central stair hall filters natural light through the series of galleries, and a rooftop patio affords lovely views of the surrounding area. The gift shop sells logo items, crafts by Southern artists, and books and movies celebrating the South. Thursday nights (6–8) come alive with Ogden After Hours, featuring live music, artist interviews, refreshments, children's activities, and special gallery exhibitions.

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  • Address: 925 Camp St., Warehouse District, New Orleans, LA 70130 | Map It
  • Phone: 504/539–9600
  • Cost: $10
  • Hours: Wed.–Mon. 10–5, additional hours Thurs. 6–8 pm
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  • Location: Warehouse District
Updated: 05-07-2013

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    Jewel of a small museum

    The variety of art you will see at the Ogden is amazing. A recent visit ranges from Clementine Hunter to Sally Mann to John McCrady to Benny Andrews. The Museum store has a great selection of Ogden items and handmade crafts that you won't find at other museum stores.

    BTW: The hours are Weds. to Sun., 11 to 4; Live music on Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    by SueB8095, 11/17/08

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