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Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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Address: 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: +1 504-539-9600
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Description: The range of the collections include painting, sculpture, photography...
The range of the collections include painting, sculpture, photography, self-taught art, ceramics and mixed media by Southern artists.
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Whimsical Wherewithall

My husband and i are lovers of contemporary art so as part of our trip to NOLA we visited the art district. We began at the Contemporary Art Collection and then crossed the street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Iroquois, Canada
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Iroquois, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and i are lovers of contemporary art so as part of our trip to NOLA we visited the art district. We began at the Contemporary Art Collection and then crossed the street to view the Ogden Museum. We were drawn by the opportunity to view the paintings of Tennessee Williams but engaged by the whimsical collection in the... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

When in New Orleans, don't overlook the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. You'll see a wonderful collection of regional pieces. The museum is not crowded and you can take you time going through.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We were so glad that we decided to stop in to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Room after room, filled with a fascinating collection of contemporary and historical works by Southern artists. There are paintings, sculpture, mixed media, works by known artists (including paintings by Tennessee Williams) and outsider artists. So glad we didn't miss this.

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Like others I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this museum. The exhibits we saw were eye opening, and thought provoking. Jim Roche/Cultural Mechanic in particular -his work is both provocative (his take on roadside crosses) whimsical (Loch Ness Mama) and autobiographical (maps of his motorcycle courses driven), the Candy Chang "before I die" wall outside, and Benny... More 

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rhode island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were headed for the Audubon Zoo but it started to rain so we thought we would duck in for a visit.It is not NOMA but as with all museums there were some interesting works and some odd exhibits.It was not expensive(about $12 ea).Not a destination but a pleasant interlude.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this museum. Being in walking distance from our hotel, we decided to check it out. My daughter really enjoyed the young artist exhibits and I was thrilled to art by Clementine Hunter. Beautiful museum. Worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

...museum that is probably a bit underrated. I was fortunate to see the "Outsider Art" exhibit which has interested me for years. The Tennessee Williams exhibit was there also and it offered more insight into his mind (he had great difficulty with his sexuality) but a rough talent that could have been refined but I'm glad it wasn't - he... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I love museums. I don't think I have ever been to a city where I didn't go to check at least one museum. New Orleans, although not known for its museums, have a fairly good number of them and I did take the opportunity to go see a few, the Ogden included. Of all of them, I expected more of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I really enjoyed this art museum. The collection is diverse and includes sculpture, painting, and words as art. I like the fact that photography isn't forbidden (as long as you avoid flash) so I was able to take some neat pictures of some of my favorite pieces there.

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Ken Caryl, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This museum was such a surprise! It has a vast collection of southern art, mostly from the past 150 years. The collection includes sculpture, paintings, photography, and folk art. The permanent collection was excellent, and there were several special exhibits. I thought it was one of the best museums I have been to in years.

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