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Ogden Museum of Southern Art

925 Camp St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 USA

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“Ever-growing collection of Southern art, culture, & history”

The mission of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, is to broaden the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South through its permanent collections, changing exhibitions, educational programs, publications, research center, and its Goldring-Woldenberg Institute for the Advancement of Southern Art and Culture. To that end, the museum will collect, conserve, exhibit, study, and interpret the art of the South within the context of the region's history and culture. A gift of art from Roger Ogden and his father to his mother nearly 40 years ago marked the beginning of a collection that today forms the heart of the new Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans. Louisiana businessman and philanthropist Roger Ogden first saw Blue Lagoon, a Southern landscape by the early 20th century artist Alexander Drysdale, at a Baton Rouge, Louisiana art gallery in 1966. Captivated by its beauty, Ogden, a college student at the time, persuaded his father to help him buy the painting for his mother as a Christmas gift. For a number of years to follow, father and son continued the habit, fostering the younger Ogden's interest in Southern art.The collection Roger Ogden went on to assemble was one of the first to focus solely on Southern art, helping to identify and define the genre. Ogden's collection helped to revive the forgotten works of great Southern artists and preserved an important aspect of Southern culture.

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Quinney H.

I grew up in the South and have been visiting New Orleans since I was a teenager in high school. Over the years, I've done numerous cultural activities in the city such as narrated tours, visiting... Read more

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Bill G.

Pretty expensive, but a relatively simple and small collection. The collection primarily consists of small impressionist paintings, with a few contemporary pie from local artists. The organization... Read more

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Lisa B.

A 5 floor museum you can easily walk through in an hour. First and second floors are mostly Administrative. Artwork includes a designation of where the artist was from on the map as well as many... Read more

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

925 Camp St
New Orleans, Louisiana
70130 USA
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