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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 #19 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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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited the Ogden just after arriving in NOLA and it was an oasis of calm in this wild city. The collection was a great introduction to the unique spirit and flavour of the region. The civil war photos were especially fantastic.

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Marina del Rey
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7 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We visited this museum on a recent visit to New Orleans and thoroughly enjoyed spending a couple of hours there. The outsider art collection is particularly interesting, but we enjoyed the rest, too. A great way to get out of the heat and enjoy some wonderful art when you're in the Big Easy.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art was very interesting and we like the local and southern themes of much of the art. Good examples of southern culture and history in the works.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art was a nice surprise. I work in an art museum, so I always make a point to visit the art museums in the cities I visit on vacation. The Ogden is a short streetcar ride from the French Quarter, and worth the short trip. The collection is great, and the museum itself is beautiful.

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