Media Contact:

Miriam Taylor
Media Contact, Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

NEW ORLEANS - August 16, 2016

What: Reading and Discussion with William Dunlap from his new book, Short Mean Fiction
Where: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130
When: Saturday, September 17, 2016, 2-4 p.m.

Join the Ogden Museum of Southern Art on September 17, 2016 for an afternoon with author, artist and provocateur, William Dunlap, who will be reading from his new book, Short Mean Fiction. There will be a slideshow of the many sketches included in the book and Dunlap will take questions from the audience and be available to sign books. Short Mean Fiction will be available for purchase. The event will take place in the historic Patrick F. Taylor Library designed by the iconic master architect Henry Hobson Richardson.

William Dunlap has distinguished himself as an artist, arts commentator, educator, and writer during a career that has spanned more than four decades.

His paintings, sculpture and constructions are included in prestigious collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Lauren Rogers Museum, Mobil Corporation, Riggs Bank, IBM Corporation, Federal Express, The Equitable Collection, Arkansas Art Center, the United States State Department, United States Embassies throughout the world, and in the collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

William Dunlap has an M.F.A. from the University of Mississippi, and taught at Appalachian State University in North Carolina (1970-79) and Memphis State University (1979-80.) He currently maintains studios in McLean, Virginia, Mathiston, Mississippi and Coral Gables, Florida.

Tickets for the discussion are available on the Ogden Museum's website at


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 almost 80,000 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 $13.50 for adults, $11 for seniors 65 and older, $7.25 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 Helis Foundation is a Louisiana private foundation, established by the William Helis Family. The Art Funds of the Helis Foundation advance access to the arts for the community through contributions that sustain operations for, provide free admission to, acquire works of art, and underwrite major exhibitions and projects of institutions within the Greater New Orleans area.

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.