Art by Southern artists, made in the South, about the South, and exploring Southern themes fills this 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 crafts and jewelry 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.
Nov 17, 2008
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.