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The Advocate: “Facing up to tough issues in Louisiana Contemporary annual group show”

In the art world, summer group shows are usually the visual equivalent of a bottle of rosé: easy to enjoy but not very demanding.

But this year’s installment of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s annual Louisiana Contemporary exhibition is not that kind of group show.

Now in its sixth year, the group exhibition has become a sort of snapshot of the currents of the regional contemporary art scene, as well as a distillation of the particular curatorial interests of its annual guest juror…

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The Louisiana Weekly: “Whitney’s White Linen Night: A showcasing of artists of color”

New Orleans, LA – It’s hot. It’s humid. It’s summer; which means the time has yet again come for droves of art patrons and revelers alike to garb themselves in linens woven of white and gather in the streets to party like an artist. Julia Street to be precise. The annual art-meets-wine extravaganza known as Whitney White Linen Night is once again upon us.

On August 5, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., the art galleries located along the 300-700 block stretch of Julia Street will open their doors to let the art, food, music, whimsey and wine flow freely into the street…

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The Advocate: “The Historic New Orleans Collection has big plans for a big anniversary”

The Historic New Orleans Collection has announced four cornerstone projects that will commemorate New Orleans’ tricentennial.

“These projects will not only pay tribute to our city’s vibrant culture and complex history, but also help pave the way for a brighter future,” THNOC Executive Director Priscilla Lawrence said.

The first announcement was a new exhibition, “New Orleans, the Founding Era,” sponsored by Whitney Bank. The exhibition, which was announced by French Consul Grégor Trumel, will be on view from Feb…

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St. Charles Avenue Magazine: “On the Cover”

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s largest gala, “O What A Night!” is an unparalleled celebration of Southern art, culture and cuisine. The glamorous black-tie event on Saturday, October 21, will highlight the important mission of the Ogden Museum: to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South.

This year’s honoree is Pamela Joyner, whose collection of modern and contemporary work by African and African Diasporan artists will form the basis for the upcoming exhibition “Solidary and Solitary: The Pamela J…

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Art and A/C

The Helis Foundation and FOX8 have partnered to present “Art and A/C.” Throughout the month of August, if the temperature forecasted by FOX8 chief meteorologist David Bernard is at or above 95 degrees, three of New Orleans’ top art museums will open their doors free of charge to Louisiana residents*, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

Visitors can expect blockbuster art exhibitions, air conditioning, and extra fun and giveaways at each museum!

Participating museums include:

  • New Orleans Museum of Art (1 Collins Diboll Circle)
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp Street)
  • Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp Street)

Visit to check the weather!

* All Louisiana residents and residents of Hancock and Pearl River Counties in Mississippi with ID…
Continue Reading “Four North Shore artists to show at the Ogden for Louisiana Contemporary show”

I was recently told that any day an artist is invited to show his or her work in a museum is a good day. That good day has come for four North Shore artists, whose work soon will be on display at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Their pieces were accepted into the “Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation.” The annual juried exhibition will open during Whitney’s White Linen Night Aug. 5 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m…

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