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Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans

(4.5/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
Explore a museum dedicated to visual arts and the culture of the American South at Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Experience a constantly changing collection of more than 4,000 works, ranging from paintings and drawings to watercolors and sculptures to wood and crafts. Each piece is by an artist from or associated with one of the Southern states and is meant to embody the heritage and history of the South from 1733 to the present. Look for works by artists such as John Alexander, William Dunlap, and Kendall Shaw. The space also includes the Center for Southern Craft and Design, where you can see original handcrafted art. Make your way to the roof for a view of the city. Plan to visit Ogden Museum of Southern Art and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended New Orleans attractions using our New Orleans tourist route planner.
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  • We were told to start on the 5th floor and work our way down, but when we reached the 5th floor, we were told that we would have to leave that floor, as they were setting up for a wedding. So we misse...  more »
  • We enjoyed our stroll through this art museum very much. It's a great collection with much to see! Our favorite part was the exhibit on the top floor of the painting of James Michalopoulos.  more »
  • Visited after the WWII museum as it is across the street. Well presented art works from the permanent collection and single-artist exhibitions. The right amount of descriptive words on the walls -- he...  more »
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  • Impressive collection of famous Southern artists. Beautifully curated and not so big that it takes all day. Plan to spend two hours; begin on the top floor work your way down. Best museum gift shop I've seen in a long time. Local jewelry and pottery artists sell here. Buy something beautiful to remind you of your trip.
  • If you come here, plan to be here for a few hours. This place is absolutly amazing and theres so much, almost too much to look at. I would't bring kids here since they might get bored but certainly a must see!
  • Relatively small museum but contains some pretty cool Southern folk art. As long as you expect Southern folk art, you won't be disappointed. When I was there, there was an entire room dedicated to some guy who sculpted surreal horses. Very bizarre.
  • This is a great museum to get a foundation understanding of southern art. 3 floors of oil, mixed media, paper, and glass. There was a new orleans graffiti history exhibit which was super informative.
  • This is a truly amazing museum.... The graffiti exhibit was well put together ! I definitely added the Ogden to my top 5 favorite museums...