Media Contact:
Sarah Story
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


NEW ORLEANS - August 20, 2014

Become a key member of the Ogden Museum team by serving as a Docent!

An Ogden Museum of Southern Art Docent is a volunteer tour guide who helps visitors "See the South" at the Museum, through the visual arts and in the context of literature, music, food and more. Prospective docents should have an interest in art and Southern culture, and a desire to interact with adults and children while helping them discover their own interpretations of art.

This fall, the Ogden Museum will hold training sessions for those interested in becoming a volunteer Docent. Training sessions will take place on four consecutive Wednesdays (September 17, 24 and October 1, 8) from 10 AM - 12 PM. Interested Docents should attend all sessions. Training will include techniques and strategies for engaging museum visitors in meaningful explorations of works of art in the collection and in special exhibitions.

As a unique opportunity this fall, Ogden Museum Docents will also receive a behind-the-scenes look and exclusive training on Basquiat and the Bayou, organized by Prospect.3 for exhibition at the Ogden Museum.

For more information on becoming an Ogden Museum Docent or for an application, contact Ellen Balkin at or visit


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 $10 for adults, $8 to seniors 65 and older, $5 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, Memorial Day, 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.