Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans

4.5
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. Using our online itinerary creator, New Orleans attractions like Ogden Museum of Southern Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Maybe it was because they were putting up a new special exhibit but we found that the permanent collection was spotty and not really worth a visit. Perhaps next time  more »
  • I'm a member, but I live in Seattle. That should tell you something about how I feel about this museum (my only museum membership). When you hear the phrase "Southern Art" it isn't gothic plantations ...  more »
  • This museum is a museum of Southern Art in a very broad and unspecified sense. South of the Mason Dixon Line? Southern Hemisphere? You can find examples of both. Some of the rooms had fairly clear wal...  more »
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  • Could not have been more pleased with the quality of the exhibits at this museum. Very wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Not a very big museum by any means, but worth checking out!
  • A small but great museum. They do an amazing job of bringing in new, quality exhibitions. I am also amazed at all the great events they have for there members
  • We came to see the few Prospect4 works placed in this museum but the staff asked us to pay the full admission fee of $13.50 per adult and told us that admission to each Prospect venue must be paid separately. I wonder how much will that cost for all venues... Very disappointing for both organizations, who don’t seem to care about accessibility.
  • super lame. Why would you even go there. The art is awful a 2 year old could make better art. If your the one that put that art in there you should be fired
  • Not always my idea of art, but moving, in most cases. Great way to absorb some culture

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