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Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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Address: 925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3907
Phone Number: +1 504-539-9600
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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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Well placed art museum

For those of you that may not be in the mood for a war museum, this is an appealing way to split off from a group of friends headed to the nearby WWII museum. The museum is easy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rita H
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those of you that may not be in the mood for a war museum, this is an appealing way to split off from a group of friends headed to the nearby WWII museum. The museum is easy to get to, and just the right size for an afternoon visit. And, more importantly, the collection is diverse and interesting. I... More 

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to have your work on a museum wall, it might be enough to be tagged as a Southern artist.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful collection of paintings and ceramics: we spent maybe an hour and a half there and would definitely recommend it to art lovers.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This does not have the big names that most are familiar with but the museum has some very high quality Southern art. The building is first class. If you like art, this should not be missed.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ogden is a compact museum dedicated to local and regional art of the South, and it is very well-curated indeed. Beautiful airy, light-filled space and very interesting and diverse art works make this a pleasant stop during any New Orleans visit. It is worth it!

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Montreal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About a block from the World War II Museum, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art takes visitors to an entirely different world: the traditional and modern South. The museum features most genres of Southern art: outsider art, painting, and craft art. Although it has art from most Southern states, the collection leans heavily towards Louisiana artists. Through their art and... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great small museum near Lee Circle. Contain great temporary exhibits along with good permanent ones also. Interestingly, the Thursday evening Ogden concerts are a definite treat, with local performers in a good accoustic place. Food and libations also for a good price.

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St. Marys, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This museum was recommended by Nancy, a United cab driver as a less explored museum in the city. I was hesitant to devote an afternoon to a museum I knew little about, but am so glad I happened onto Nancy and the recommendation. It is a wonder of paintings, 3 dimensional work and a current local artist that has a... More 

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marsfield, wi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

My first three museum choices were either under repair or closed so I ended up here. I expected paintings of buccolic plantation scenes painted by white men. This is what is found on the third (lowest) floor. The top 2 floors however include contemporary art, black painters and darker subject matter. My favorite sections were The ones featuring artists without... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a very good museum highlighting artists from the southern part of the US. It's a variety of works and the museum is easy to view especially if you start on the top floor and work your way down. Not too large and not too small.

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Arts District / Warehouse District
Once a thriving industrial zone, today this district is home to a buzzing arts scene with an amazing assortment of galleries, boutiques, and studios having moved in and set up shop throughout the disused warehouses for which the area is so well known. Much of the art you'll come across here is local in scope, ownership and inspiration. However, among the many old brick warehouses are modern structures of steel and glass housing large-scale cultural institutions of national prominence such as the National World War II Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Just as eye catching as what’s on view inside the galleries and museums is the chance to see your ship come in at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal, which serves as a wistful reminder of the city’s historic maritime prominence.
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