Ogden Museum of Southern Art Hosts
VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION in Celebration of
Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation on FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
July 28, 2016 (New Orleans) - Executive Director William Pittman Andrews and the Board of Trustees of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art host a VIP Cocktail Reception in celebration of the artists and sponsors of Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation. Louisiana Contemporary is an annual statewide, juried exhibition that includes 78 original works of art by 48 Louisiana artists.
The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, August 6 during Whitney White Linen Night.
VIP Cocktail Reception in honor of Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation
Friday, August 5
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
The Helis Foundation Gallery (5th Floor)
William Andrews, Director, Ogden Museum of Southern Art
David Kerstein, President, The Helis Foundation
Bill Arning, Director, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston & Juror, Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation
Ogden Museum of Southern Art Board of Trustees
Artists Included in Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation
RUN OF SHOW:
7:00 p.m.: Remarks by Ogden Museum Executive Director William Pittman Andrews and David Kerstein, President of The Helis Foundation
7:15 p.m.: Announcement of artist prizes by juror Bill Arning, Director of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
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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. The Helis Foundation is a Louisiana private foundation, established by the William Helis Family. The Art Funds of the Helis Foundation advance access to the arts for the community through contributions that sustain operations for, provide free admission to, acquire works of art, and underwrite major exhibitions and projects of institutions within the Greater New Orleans area.
The Museum is closed Martin Luther King Day, Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and day following, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
The Museum is located at 925 Camp Street, New Orleans Louisiana 70130. For more information visit ogdenmuseum.org or call 504-539-9650.