Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Ogden Museum of Southern Art Reviews: 4.5/5

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art and is recognized for its original exhibitions, public events and educational programs which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature and culinary heritage to provide a comprehensive story of the South. Established in 1999, and in Stephen Goldring Hall at 925 Camp Street since 2003, the Museum welcomes almost 85,000 visitors annually, and attracts diverse audiences through its broad range of programming including exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, and concerts which are all part of its mission to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South.
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Neighborhood: Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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4.5
630 reviews
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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lydadilan
7 contributions
Great
May 2021 • Couples
This is a great underrated place we saw when walking around downtown and decided to try. The locals we talked to didn’t even know about it. Great exhibits that you might not see at other art museums
Written June 3, 2021
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RAB
New Orleans, LA198 contributions
Not Impressed
Dec 2020
Very nice building and precautions are in place Like many business’s today one theme is on display and one race is dominate Did not stay long as we long for equal treatment for all
Written December 6, 2020
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Ken Q
Denver, United States668 contributions
OK museum
Nov 2020
I was a little disappointed during my visit. I didn't find the displays that interesting. It only took me about 15 minutes to cover the five floors of the museum.
Written November 16, 2020
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tilda54
Washington DC, DC272 contributions
Ogden Museum is open and worth a visit
Oct 2020
Great to see the Museum is open, really enjoyed the exhibits. I visit on a timed ticket, and was really impressed with the current exhibits. The Entwined exhibit of eleven contemporary artists who work with textiles and wrapping was particularly great. The current photography exhibit was also very good. There were other visitors, but we behaved responsibly and I felt safe throughout my visit. The museum shop was good as always, and I was told they are currently having a 20% off sale.
Written October 19, 2020
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DiomiraLeo
Leeds, UK46 contributions
Benny Andrews exhibit was great
Mar 2020 • Solo
An enjoyable overview of a particular area of US art, even with significant gallery change in progress. I liked the Benny Andrews exhibit.
Written March 5, 2020
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Sherylgi
Salt Lake City, UT55 contributions
Surprising and delightful museum
Feb 2020
This museum is a piece of heaven in New Orleans! The art was incredible. In addition I had a chance to learn about Southern artists, both their biographies as well as what their pieces were communicating. I told so many photos and continue to research the artists who were highlighted. Please go!
Written March 5, 2020
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LATieszen
19 contributions
One of our trip highlights!
Feb 2020
This is a beautiful museum with wonderfully curated shows. My daughter and I spent quite a bit of time there and were thoroughly absorbed by the William Christenberry show: his wide-ranging work, influences and commitment to the complexities of the South. The building, itself, is fantastic and the works are accessible. Thank you!
Written February 12, 2020
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Thank you! The William Christenberry exhibition is a show that we're really proud of and we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed it.
Written February 13, 2020
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Beth T
6 contributions
Powerful, meaningful exhibits - captures past, present and future of NOLA creative capital
Feb 2020
Stirring exhibits, curated to provide the visitor with historical and current stories of NOLA's creative, less recognized, artists - museum layout gives the participants a chance to take in each exhibit, connecting it to NOLA's powerful creative capital
Written February 5, 2020
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We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the O! Come back and see us again soon.
Written February 13, 2020
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The_Schaefers
Silver City, NM107 contributions
Try to catch the Christenberry exhibit before it closes on 1 March 2020
Jan 2020
I thought this would be more folk art. There is some and it is good. But I was caught up in the William Christenberry photos (not so much his art). He followed the route James Agee and Walker Evans took for their photo essay on southern poverty in the 1930s and took pictures of the same buildings in the 70s using his 1950s Brownie camera. Then you can see when he upgraded his camera and the pictures are larger and clearer. I think this should be added to the permanent collection.
Written January 3, 2020
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callmeyourgrace
Austin, TX43 contributions
A rvisual feast of art from multiple disciplines
Dec 2019
An emotional rollercoaster for the senses meant for those fascinated by imagery from many points of view: Photos, Paintings, Ceramics, Multi-medium and a beautiful view of the city from the roof. This is an adult outing that a couple of any age with an open mind would thrive on.
Written December 7, 2019
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