We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)
+1 504-539-9600
Update attraction details
Ranked #18 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Book a Tour

Type: Art Museums
Description: The range of the collections include painting, sculpture, photography, self-taught art, ceramics and mixed media by Southern artists.
Write a Review

201 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
santa barbara
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

New Orleans is very fortunate to have such a wonderful building with fabulous art. They can thank Roger Ogden and his family for collecting and now sharing art from the south. It's not Paris or New York but good work depicting the surrounding areas of Southern America. The current "Into the Light" photography exhibit, on until July, has photos taken... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

What seemed like a small museum as we entered turned out to be three floors of a diverse collection, including photographs and works made using jigsaw puzzle pieces. There is the option of taking a tour with a docent or wandering on your own. There is a great photo opportunity from the rooftop deck of the WWII museum across the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Beach, California
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
69 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We weren't sure what to expect, but loved it. Not a big museum, but lots of art. Paintings, Newcomb Pottery exhibit, and a wonderful photo exhibit. We were even surprised with two great Jack Stewart paintings! Don't forget to visit the museum's gift shop. I bought a necklace and my niece found a great shirt.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Excelsior, Minnesota
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This wasn't the typical kind of art museum, or maybe it is. They had some very contemporary pieces. It is relatively small but we liked it. I don't know about the value. We got a Visiticket which included it so we didn't pay for it separately,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My friends and I were very pleased with the collection, and the museum is much larger than we expected. The special exhibit of Steffan Thomas works was a highlight, as were southern landscapes. Highly recommended for a visit when in New Orleans, especially for a rainy day. Also in the area are some new and fun galleries.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
24 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I wandered quickly through the museum as it was a very social scene - they have live music and serve drinks. Some folks were there for the music, some for the art, some for the view on the 5th floor and some for the scene. It was fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, KY
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Nice variety of exhibits with most of the South represented with 3 floors. It's not a big museum but for $10 is a good value and use of part of your day.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I found the Ogden Museum to be a refreshing and very manageable stop on my art tour day. The museum is large enough to feel that you've had a nice overview of southern artists, but small enough to tackle in a couple of hours. The special exhibits they had up when I was there were both superb, and introduced me... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
boston mass
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

There are many museums in NOLA and we went to many of them. This museum is in a beautiful (new?) building and the art on exhibit was great. I will definitely go again!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

If you like modern contemporary southern art; it is nice to stop by. The space is not huge but bright and open. The collections are small and well-arranged. Really enjoyed it

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Ogden Museum of Southern Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ogden Museum of Southern Art, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing