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Sarah Story
May 20, 2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA- Join The Ogden Museum of Southern Art as it hosts its second annual Magnolia Ball on Saturday, June 20 at 7pm. The Magnolia Ball celebrates and benefits the Center for Southern Craft and Design at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, which serves to highlight the artistic contributions of craft artists and designers from the American South.

During this year's Magnolia Ball, highlights of the evening include craft cocktail stations and open bars, a silent auction and brief live auction, and music and dancing in two separate locations: the Museum's beautiful terrace overlooking the Central Business District and Crescent City Connection, and the Patrick F. Taylor Library, an historic H.H. Richardson building which will serve as our patron lounge for the evening. Exhibitions will be open for viewing as revelers celebrate the Museum's mission surrounded by the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world.

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015

Time: Patron Party in Stephen Goldring Hall & Patrick F. Taylor Library 7pm - till
         Magnolia Ball in Stephen Goldring Hall 8pm - till

Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Street

Entertainment: Free Spirit Brass Band, The Roamin' Jasmine, ET's All-Star Express, DJ Matty

Attire: Summer Cocktail

Food: Featured dishes from some of New Orleans' top restaurants including Cure/Cane & Table/Bellocq, Carrollton Market, Bao & Noodle, Joel Catering, CellarDoor, The Delachaise, Boucherie, Bombay Club, Broussard's, Fulton Alley, The Grill Room at Windsor Court, Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls, and more!

Drink: Craft cocktails and open bar included with ticket.

Sponsors: Anytime Fitness, The Folger Coffee Co., A Subsidiary of the J.M. Smucker Co., Mignon Faget, Neal Auction Company, The New Orleans Advocate, The Remedy Room, and Whitney Bank

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at

This year's Magnolia Ball co-chairs are Meaghan Ryan Bonavita, William H. Gammell, Anna Beth Goodman and Megan Kendrick. The event is made possible by the generous support of Anytime Fitness, The Folger Coffee Co., A Subsidiary of the J.M. Smucker Co., Mignon Faget, Neal Auction Company, The New Orleans Advocate, The Remedy Room, and Whitney Bank

The Silent Auction will include original works of art by Artemis Antippas, William Pittman Andrews, Brittany Bass Turner, Ke Francis, L. Kasimu Harris, Ana Hernandez, Kim Jones, Kevin Kline, Richard McCabe, Rontherin Ratliff, Olesya Robison, Richard Sexton, Elizabeth Shannon, Jennifer Shaw, Aline Smithson, photographs from ExhibitBE, Candy Chang, Jeremy Novy, Gabriel Alexander, and Shearwater Pottery. There will also be items from Adler's, Hattie Sparks, Bevolo Lighting, Trashy Diva, Gibson Guitar, and Loomed, as well as dinners for two at Arnaud's, Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group, and Criollo.

The Live Auction will include original works of art by William Dunlap, Pinkney Herbert, Fat Kids From Outer Space, Jennifer Shaw and a yoga package from Reyn Studios.

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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 over 50,000 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 $12.50 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and older, $6.25 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 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 or call 504-539-9650.