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Ogden Museum of Southern Art

925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3907
+1 504-539-9600
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We were here for Prospect and this was the best venue of the many we visited over 5 days. Some of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Gem of a contemporary art museum

The Ogden is in a handy art/museum district (WW2 museum is nearby, too). Wonderful collection plus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Poughkeepsie, New York
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The range of the collections include painting, sculpture, photography, self-taught art, ceramics and mixed media by Southern artists.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3907
Arts District / Warehouse District
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were here for Prospect and this was the best venue of the many we visited over 5 days. Some of their permanent collection was also up, which is a treat to visit with as well. Of all the museums here, this is my favorite...More

Thank FutureFun
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ogden is in a handy art/museum district (WW2 museum is nearby, too). Wonderful collection plus temp exhibitions, all beautifully displayed. Park in the WW2 museum parking lot as it's the best deal around.

Thank RadioKaren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum has one of the the largest and most comprehensive collections of Southern art in the world, including art and photography from 15 Southern states and the District of Columbia. It currently has more than 4,000 works donated from individuals and collectors from across the...More

Thank Road_to_paradise
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum had been recommended in Lonely Planet which we generally find to be reliable. The first thing we discovered was that quite a large part of the museum was closed - I think due to preparation for a forthcoming exhibition. There was however no...More

Thank aka_space
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I last visited the Ogden Museum 12 years ago and was impressed then. Now, the museum continues to flourish. The permanent collection has grown with impressive work. My wife and I were privileged to have a preview of the upcoming exhibition of the Joyner/Giuffrida collection....More

Thank Wil003S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped at this museum Nov. 10, 2017. I was told only the top floor exhibit was open as they were doing some work on the other floors. They did not charge me admission as so much of the museum was off limits. I didn't...More

Thank R2394
Reviewed 1 November 2017

There are five floors and exhibits. It was well worth seeing . There was a photographic exhibit that showed the beginnings of the usage of color film as a medium for serious photography. The photographer showed the south in all of its grittiness. Another floor...More

Thank Riverstyx
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We loved the Solidary and Solitary exhibit. One got a real sense of the diversity of African American art. It's not always about representation, but shared universal experiences. I enjoyed, too, the view of the city from the roof top. The museum has a cute...More

Thank jas0719
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Bigger is not always better. The Ogden is big but the curators have packed it with some powerful and profound work. Although the 5th floor was closed when we visited, The Solidarity and Solitary show on the 4th floor was alone worth the visit. A...More

Thank iridetheshortbus
Reviewed 20 October 2017

A small museum with a large feeling - it has a focus on southern art but within that is a varied and comprehensive collection that is vibrant, interesting, and that will make you think. No cafe or spot for coffee.

Thank bonchocolat24
Arts District / Warehouse District
Once a thriving industrial zone, today this district
is home to a buzzing arts scene with an amazing
assortment of galleries, boutiques, and studios having
moved in and set up shop throughout the disused
warehouses for which the area is so well known. Much
of the art you'll come across here is local in scope,
ownership and inspiration. However, among the many old
brick warehouses are modern structures of steel and
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