Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest and most comprehensive 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 at 925 Camp Street since 2003, the Museum welcomes almost 85,000 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.
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TraceM49
Hollis, NH245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This was my second visit to the Ogden. I enjoyed my first one much more than yesterday’s experience. It felt like the collections/ exhibits were a bit sparse without a ‘flow.’ There are gems here, but ( in contrast to a few years ago) the quality of the collections were a bit lacking. However, their permanent sculptures are lovely. Also, last time there was more variety and depth to their museum shop.

Their staff is lovely.
Written 21 April 2024
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Annette F
Miami719 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Lovely museum. Customer service is nice and helpful. And the art, a window into the South over time in many different mediums. My friend and I both enjoyed all that we saw. Where were the Florida artists?
Written 9 March 2024
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Susan G Myers
Pink Hill, NC31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Stopping on a flag, any flag, is not art. 3rd floor “exhibit “. Why is an art museum promoting violence? Very disturbing!
Written 27 January 2024
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mwhamburger
Seattle, WA831 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
we had wanted to visit the art museum across the street but couldn't get in. Closed. This one is close to the War museums, etc.
This one turned out to be a winner and was very interesting. Nice view from the top terrace. You are allowed to take pictures. Admission is $11 for seniors.
Written 17 December 2023
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NativeCalGal
Santa Cruz, CA145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This is one of the most interesting and wonderful museums I have ever visited. Many works by women and people of color, very accomplished people with interesting backgrounds. Many different types of artistic media over several floors. Benches on which to sit if you get tired or just want to look at the art a while. Reasonable admission ($10). Highly recommend.
Written 24 October 2023
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Soumyajit_DM
Dallas, TX540 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
They have a rich collection of Southern arts, going back to the founding of Louisiana. The more modern pieces also leave a lasting impression as you wind up your visit. The galleries are spread across 4 floors with several marquee pieces on display in between. The ticket price is surprisingly inexpensive as compared to other similar museums. A must visit for a couple of hours.
Written 5 July 2023
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Maureen G
Minneapolis, MN303 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Really solid museum. Had large galleries of a variety of pieces, all highlighting southern artists. Convenient location. Recommended.
Written 23 May 2023
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Kai C
Half Moon Bay, CA1,255 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
An interesting, spacious and informative museum. The curators did a good job bringing in examples of early painting (including examples of Spanish, bonapartist French portraiture), impressionism, abstract expressionism as well as later more ideological movements. Despite a relatively light touch re: SJW propaganda and wokism, they pay requisite homage by elevating substandard pieces, artists and genres while counting on the fact that most visitors won't know the difference.

It was interesting to see, then, that the South could not and did not escape the rest of the world - first, by importing academics from Europe and metropolises (NYC) who mentored local painters in then-contemporary trends, and by faithfully subscribing to ideological trends and obsessions du jour. The most impactful, for me, were the photographs of black and white daily life in the Old South, which stand out with their unadorned truth that transports you immediately into the past. I also liked examples of folk art meeting academic painting (or not), and a few sculptures. All in all, a worthwhile thought-provoking visit.
Written 1 May 2023
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Susan P
Bloomfield, CT174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I thought this would be a yawn. That's the jaded part of me. However, I was enthralled by the variety and beauty of the collection I found here. The day we were there the museum was hosting a Martin Luther King special event which made the museum especially lively - and crowded. I would like to return when I can fully soak in the art.
Written 9 February 2023
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Inspire818276
West Springfield, VA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This museum is easily accessable by street car. The exhibits are beautiful, challenging, and give you an opportunity to think. I found 2 exhibits that I really loved. There is a wonderful exhibit done by children with a resident artist. It is beautiful and shows the determination of the children to create beautiful art.
The volunteer at the gift store was very helpful.
Written 19 January 2023
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