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Author John Berendt to Host Gallery Tour of "Arthur Kern: The Surreal World of a Reclusive Sculptor" on THURSDAY, JUNE 30 at 6PM

June 24, 2016 (New Orleans) - John Berendt will lead a gallery tour of "Arthur Kern: The Surreal World of a Reclusive Sculptor" on THURSDAY, JUNE 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Berendt is the guest curator of the exhibition and is the author of two #1 New York Times bestsellers, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and "The City of Falling Angels."
Arthur Kern is a retired Tulane Professor of Art, who all but withdrew from the outside world thirty years ago. Since then, he has spent much of his time working in his basement studio, creating scores of surreal sculptures that disturb as often as they enchant. The exhibition includes sixty of Kern's molded polyester sculptures. It is an impressive retrospective and, at the same time, a surprising and stunning debut.

DATE: Thursday, June 30

TIME: 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

WHAT: Author John Berendt to lead gallery tour of "Arthur Kern: The Surreal World of a Reclusive Sculptor"

TICKET: FREE with museum admission


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Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest 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 since 2003, the Museum welcomes almost 80,000 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.

The Ogden Museum is open Wednesday through Monday from 10AM-5PM and also on Thursdays from 6-8PM for Ogden After Hours. Admission is free to Museum Members and $13.50 for adults, $11 for seniors 65 and older, $7.25 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5. The Ogden Museum is free to Louisiana Residents on Thursdays from 10AM-5PM courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

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