Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans

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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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  • August 9, 2017
    The Ogden offers an eclectic collection of art from Southern artists. Each explanatory label gives the artist's home state. The art is a collection of traditional, modern and mixed media. We truly enj...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We enjoyed our visit here but be certain to visit the New Orleans museum of Art which is a true A plus!  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    It's quite a small collection but beautifully curated and it will give you a good insight into the scope of Southern art. Unlike most museums, it's open on Mondays.  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    Exhibits were of very high quality. WALTZING THE MUSE: THE PAINTINGS OF JAMES MICHALOPOULOS, in particular, I found fascinating. I enjoyed being in the building, the view from the fifth floor terrace and the layout of the art on display. Also, the museum is easy to access with public transport.
  • March 31, 2017
    Really well curated museum around the theme of the south and southern art. The exhibits were very good, and the permanent collection is also interesting. The one thing I will critique is that it is quite small. Probably 1-2 hours is more than enough time to visit. However, it was really interesting to see a museum focused on southern art, and I would recommend it for a visit.
  • May 6, 2017
    Such a great collection that highlights many aspects of life in the south over the years and present day. I was captivated by each room and couldn't wait to see more! For me, it was just the right amount of art without getting to be too much.
  • June 7, 2017
    Pretty good museum. Interesting exhibits. Cool to see art with a focus on the South.
  • March 2, 2017
    Fun southern art experience! We had a great time, but didn't get to view an entire two floors because they kicked us out and closed up shop. Maybe next time!

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