For Immediate Release
Media Contact, Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
NEW ORLEANS - March 23, 2015
What: Panel Discussion in conjunction with Tina Freeman: Artist Spaces
Where: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130
When: Saturday, March 28, 3pm - 4:30pm
On March 28, 2015 at 3pm the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will host a panel discussion moderated by Bradley Sumrall, Curator of the Collection, with Tina Freeman, Morgan Molthrop and several of the artists in the exhibition Tina Freeman: Artist Spaces including Elizabeth Shannon, Keith Duncan, Fat Kids from Outer Space, and more.
On March 7, 2015, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art opened the exhibition, Tina Freeman: Artist Spaces. This exhibition contextualizes Freeman's images of artists' studio spaces with masterful examples of each artist's work. Beautiful objects in their own right, the photographs become windows into the history of the objects, and into the creative soul of their makers.
Born in New Orleans, Tina Freeman is a photographer of landscapes, architecture, portraits and interiors. Artist Spaces is a continuation of Freeman's interest in photographing artists in their spaces that began with shooting her friend, Andy Warhol, in a Paris apartment in 1975. In 2005, Freeman bought her first SLR digital camera, and asked the New Orleans artist, George Dureau, if she could document his Dauphine Street studio. After seeing the results, she decided to make a personal project of documenting New Orleans artists' spaces.
With this body of photographs, Tina Freeman documents the working spaces of twenty-one New Orleans artists. In 2014, Artist Spaces was published by University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press. With text provided by friend and long-time collaborator, Morgan Molthrop, this publication sheds new light on the artists' work and process. Each of the twenty-one artists included invested their aesthetic into the spaces where they work, and Freeman's intuitive eye masterfully portrays the spirit of each place.
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 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 to 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, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
The Museum is located at 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. For more information visit ogdenmuseum.org or call 504-539-9650.