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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  • New Orleans has a great art and museum district near our hotel. Right across from the World Ward 2 museum is this excellent Ogden museum of Southern Art. Worth the trip.  more »
  • I always enjoy regional museums and getting introduced to artists I have never heard of before. The Ogden is laid out over three main floors and I started at the top and worked my way down. I enjoyed ...  more »
  • Just stayed in the Warehouse area near Art District. Spent about an hour there, mix of exhibits..all reasonably good either dealing with Southern life or by Southern artist. Of course I'm never impres...  more »
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  • The museum is decent but a little lackluster. If you are staying a while in NOLA, worth a pit stop but definitely not a top priority. Also - interestingly, the top floor that is for women artists only consists only of donated pieces by the artists, bar one piece the collection purchased - which happens to be the one male piece on the floor. What's up with that?
  • A beautiful art museum bringing together lovely pieces of Louisiana creativity. We went on the Thursday Ogden After Hours to hear some live music and have some drinks. It was terrific; both romantic, and casual. I'd recommend anyone to go. Plus if you check in on Yelp for the After Hours event, you'll get in for free your first night!
  • Tickets were around 10$ for myself, because I am not a resident. But I believe it was worth it! I love art museums so that's part of the reason why I liked it so much, but it offered a great variety of pieces. There was a section of glasswork, 3-d pieces, Spanish, African American, and more but those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.
  • For a small museum this place is packed with amazing art. The building felt like art itself and not just a place to house it. I was greeted warmly and the staff wasn't overbearing. I enjoyed my visit and will come again.
  • Wonderful museum. Loved the mix of both historic and more contemporary art -- which all was from Southern artists and helped me better understand New Orleans and the south!
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