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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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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 neat little museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Four floors with two galleries a piece is the perfect size to contemplate and/or share a cohesive exhibit curated to tell a story. If you had time for only one art museum, while in New Orleans, I would make it this one. It's aim is regional.

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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A beautiful space. Really diverse art represented. Best room was the one with the work by children. Great museum shop too. Go! Right across the street from the WWII museum and next door to the civil war museum. Loved this museum of Southern Art!!

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Hillsdale, New York, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had this high on my list of must sees but had expected much more traditional or folk/visionary art. The southern landscapes were lovely but limited. The gift shop was extremely pricey -even the magnets were $10-$18. Pretty disappointing for our first stop in New Orleans.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is everything but paintings of magnolias or New Orleans street scenes. I was surprised to find galleries with exciting collections by contemporary Southern artists and craftsmen – definitely not the ordinary “southern” stereotype. The fourth floor gallery featured an excellent display of playwright Tennessee Williams’ paintings – a rare collection on loan from Key... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I was visiting NOLA and walked by this museum. I'm not an art expert, but I was fascinated by their extensive collection of Southern art. Well worth the trip, and located near the modern art museum, the WWII museum, and the Confederate museum.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It certainly was not my taste, but my adverse reaction to this museum goes beyond that. It was not inexpensive, and there is hardly anything in the museum. Contrast the many museums which are free and treasure troves of excellent exhibits. They do have 3 or 4 good nineteenth century portraits, but that is about all. Your time and money... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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9 helpful votes 9 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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