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Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Ogden Museum of Southern Art To Celebrate Exhibition Openings during
Whitney White Linen Night on SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
August 2, 2016 (New Orleans) - Ogden Museum of Southern Art will celebrate the opening of three exhibitions during Whitney White Linen Night on Saturday, August 6 in New Orleans.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art Celebrates Exhibition Openings during Whitney White Linen Night
Saturday, August 6
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
RUN OF SHOW:
6:30 p.m.: The New Orleans Chapter of the Links, Inc. will present a certificate of appreciation to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for hosting the Xavier University Art Department Student Exhibition
ABOUT THE EXHIBITIONS:
Xavier University Art Department Student Exhibition Sponsored by the New Orleans Chapter of the Links, Inc.
June 30, 2016 - October 2, 2016
In collaboration with the New Orleans Chapter of the Links, Inc., the Ogden Museum is pleased to present a curated show of works from students attending Xavier University of Louisiana.
Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation
August 6, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Louisiana Contemporary presented by The Helis Foundation 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 artist's 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. The 2016 juror is Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
Photography Camp Exhibition
August 6, 2016 - September 4, 2016
During photography camp, students worked with portrait photographer and educator Aubrey Edwards to explore the basic elements of photography including composition, exposure, storytelling and functions of their camera. Students created a portfolio of edited work culminating in this student-curated exhibition.
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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 ogdenmuseum.org or call 504-539-9650.