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Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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Neighborhood: Central Business District
Art museums, Museums
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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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A varied collection of works, the Steinmetz photographs are the stars

There is quite a large collection of "primitive" paintings and what is labelled "tramp art" with little explanatory material supplied. There is some anguished material from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

There is quite a large collection of "primitive" paintings and what is labelled "tramp art" with little explanatory material supplied. There is some anguished material from the reverend Howard Finster and more beguiling works from Clementine Hunter. The Mark Steinmetz photographs are great and certainly have a southern flavour, they are worth a visit on their own in my humble... More 

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Waco, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Was at the Ogden on the last day of the Basquiat exhibit. Much was graffiti art but very unique. Some of his works sold for in the $20,000,000 to $48,000,000 range after his early death. a Warhol protege . Excellent variety of southern art going back to post-Civil War day to present . Varied, interesting ,especially some of the more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Both the special exhibitions and permanent collection exhibitions were terrific. This is a great place to get to know another side of not only LA, but also southern culture. It is right behind the WWII museum, so worth a stop in if you are going there!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This museum is not for everyone; the word "southern," as applied to art, is just too vague to say anything at all. The collections and exhibits here are predominantly contemporary. I loved the outsider art exhibit. We didn't have enough time to explore fully.

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Smallish, modern, beautiful space, near Julia Street galleries. Just saw a lovely Basquiat collection. Great gift shop. Go.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Fantastic art collection combined with regular events like jazz concerts etc. Within walking distance of Canal Street, and a pleasant one as well.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We loved this museum of Southern art. A wonderful collection of Southern modern, folk , untrained visionary, in a lovely building.

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Houston, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Culturally important when visiting Louisiana. Informative both historically and current art. Two hours passed in a flash and still we didn't see it all. I plan to go back.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Excellent decision to visit Ogden. Loved Clementine Hunter. Would definitely recommend this museum. Parking access easy.

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New York City, New York
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I am not a big art museum guy, but found the Ogden Museum to have some very interesting works on display. The highlights for me included a display of photography taken with Polaroid Cameras, a special exhibition entitled Basquiat and the Bayou and a number of well-known and lesser known Southern artists. The museum contained three full floors of exhibition... More 

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