Media Contact:

Grace Rennie
Media Contact, Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

NEW ORLEANS - August 24, 2015

On September 3, 2015, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will open its eighth annual invitational exhibition, Art of the Cup, hosted by the Museum's Center for Southern Craft and Design, on view through December 8, 2015. An opening reception will be held during Ogden After Hours on September 3, 2015, from 6 - 8pm, featuring live music by Chase Gassaway. Art of the Cup was established in 2008 to celebrate the aesthetic and design freedom that these simple ceramic objects can add to our everyday routine. Two cups by each selected Southern ceramicist are featured, and for the second year select teapots will be highlighted in the Teapot Spotlight, exhibited in conjunction with Art of the Cup.

The 2015 Art of the Cup & Teapot Spotlight exhibition features approximately sixty artists, including: Anderson and Jessie Bailey, Posey Bacopoulos, Alice Ballard, Chris Baskin, Hayne Bayless, Birdie Boone, Eileen Braun, Jessica Broad, William Brouillard, Jeff Brown, Amy Chase, Andrea Christie, Jim Connell, Craig Clifford, Don Davis, Israel Davis, Elise W. Pincu Delfield, William DePauw, Rachael DePauw, Mark Derby, Ross Edwards of Oyster Design Co., Heather Mae Erickson, Marty Fielding, Susan Filley, Yoshi Fujii, Marah Gaiti, Andrew Gilliatt, Miki Glasser, Marian Haigh, Priscilla Hollingsworth, Sarah House, Michelle Benson Huck, Lynda Katz, Jason Kishell, Debbie Kupinsky, Jim Lawton, Haejung Lee, Mimi Logothetis, Robert Long, Laura Jean McLaughlin, Paul McMullan, Sandy Miller, Ray Morales, Jeff Oestreich, John Oles, Casey Parkinson, Joseph Pintz, Emily Reason, Lindsay Rogers, Melanie Sears, Ken Shipley, Yoko Sekino-Bove, David Scott Smith, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Susan Thomas, Julie Ann Travis, Julie Wiggins, and Lana Wilson.

More information about the Center for Southern Craft & Design and Art of the Cup & Teapot Spotlight can be found by visiting: or


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 56,000 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 Center for Southern Craft and Design within the Ogden Museum supports this mission by offering Southern artists and craftsmen a platform to showcase and sell their work in media including jewelry, ceramics, glassworks, woodworks, metalworks, and textiles.

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 students, teachers, military, and 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, Jr. Day, Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day following, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

The Museum is located at 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.
For more information visit or call 504-539-9650.