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Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans
(4.5/5 based on 440+ 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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  • A very well designed museum showcasing Southern artists. Thought the in-depth artist areas were particularly well done. Easily managed. A short walk from the WWII museum. 
  • We had a great morning at the Ogden Museum, the Special exhibitions - Simon Gunning and Maude Schuyler Clay were definite highlights. There is not plenty of good stuff but it is not so large that you ...  more »
  • Very manageable museum focused on artists of the American South, 1-2 hours to see it all. Great for a rainy day. 
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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...