For Immediate Release:
Media Contact, Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
NEW ORLEANS - March 26, 2015
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is pleased to announce its fourth annual Louisiana Contemporary juried exhibition. This year the exhibition dates are August 1- September 20, 2015. The opening reception will be held at the Ogden Museum during Whitney White Linen Night, August 1, from 6PM-9PM.
Louisiana Contemporary presented by Regions Bank is a statewide, juried exhibition organized by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Established in 2012, this annual event promotes contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides exhibition space for the exposition of living artists' work, and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.
Submissions will be accepted beginning April 15, 2015 through June 17, 2015.
The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the state of Louisiana. All work must be original and completed within the last two years. Work previously exhibited in Louisiana Contemporary should not be resubmitted.
This year's juror will be Brooke Davis Anderson, Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans. Before coming to Prospect, Anderson held the position of Deputy Director of Curatorial Planning at LACMA in Los Angeles, CA; Director and Curator at The Contemporary Center and the Henry Darger Study Center at the American Folk Art Museum in New York; Director of the Diggs Gallery and Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, at Winston Salem State University, in Winston Salem, North Carolina; Adjunct Instructor at Columbia University, New York, and City College of New York, New York; Guest Curator at Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain; and Acting Director, Assistant Director, and Gallery Assistant at the Francesca Anderson Gallery, in Boston, Massachusetts. Anderson has curated exhibitions and lectured extensively around the world. She has authored numerous books including Martin Ramirez: The Last Works (Pomegranate Press, California, 2008), Martin Ramirez (American Folk Art Museum with Marquand Books, 2007), and Darger: The Henry Darger Collection at the American Folk Art Museum (American Folk Art Museum with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001), among many others, in addition to numerous articles and essays.
Brooke Davis Anderson's wide experience will bring a unique perspective to jurying an art exhibition in our state. Anderson says of the exhibition, "I am so thrilled to be invited to jury the Louisiana Contemporary at the Ogden! The Ogden and Prospect New Orleans have a terrific partnership, solidified during P.3, and it will be a privilege to work with the museum team again."
Anderson follows previous jurors Rene Barrilleaux, Chief Curator at McNay Art Museum; Franklin Sirmans, Chief Curator at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Artist Director for Prospect.3; and Jonathan Binstock, Director of the University of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery.
The full prospectus and other information about the exhibition can be found by visiting www.louisianacontemporary.com or by visiting www.ogdenmuseum.org.
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.