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Ogden Museum of Southern Art

925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)
+1 504-539-9600
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Ranked #22 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Description: The range of the collections include painting, sculpture, photography, self-taught art, ceramics and mixed media by Southern artists.
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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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122 reviews 122 reviews
14 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Located next to the fabulous WWII museum its worth a visit if you are in the area and have some free time. However, I would not go out of the way. The museum offers some interesting exhibits of southern artists but does not offer any any compelling pieces. The entire visit should take about an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Ogden is a prime example of the level of culture available to those visiting New Orleans. The collection is fantastic. Take a break from swamp tours and frozen daiquiris and go check it out.

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Orlando, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited here during New Orleans Museum Month (and some other museums). This place is cool...not that stuffy feeling museums tend to be like. The location near the WWII Museum worked out well for us; we could visit more than one attraction without going very far. The staff was very professional. Wish I could be there for the Basquiat and the... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's a museum that specializes in southern art (meaning art done by artists from Georgia, Alabama, etc., and art depicting Southern life). I enjoyed viewing Paul Kwilecki's photography exhibit, Into the Light II exhibit, and a couple of other smaller exhibits throughout the museum. I also appreciated the interactive nature of Candy Chang's "Before I Die..." When I visit New... More

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Richmond, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We loved the Ogden museum. The exhibits were varied and well laid out. Truly a great way to spend an hour or more. There is a great rooftop sculpture garden with views of the area. Convenient street parking and pay lots nearby. We found a spot on the street with no problem.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was a nice way to spend a hot Saturday afternoon in New Orleans. We enjoyed seeing the Southern landscapes. The pottery and glassware were also interesting. We happened to arrive at the museum just as a tour was starting. Great tour. This museum is close to the WWII museum. We stayed nearby at the Hotel Modern. This area (Lee... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I was there just a couple days ago with my 1-year-old daughter. It's free for Louisiana residents on Thursdays, so we went to check it out. She mostly enjoys running through the rooms and riding the elevators, so we don't stay very long. We do this at NOMA on their resident day, Wednesday. I must say the Ogden's art is... More

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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

In late August they have free admission and crafts and entertainment. We have done this as a family for about 6 years. My kids LOVE it and my husband and I do, too.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This museum is bright, several story museum with a nice variety of photography, painting, ceramics, statues, and folk art. Just a block from WW2 Museum so worth a visit if you like art.

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Jackson, MS
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We spent Easter in New Orleans and walked up to the Ogden Museum that afternoon. We had a delightful visit and the collection is really outstanding. The space is very well done and I recommend anyone with an interest in Southern art to visit the Ogden. You will not be disappointed.

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