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Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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Arts District / Warehouse District
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Address: 925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3907
Phone Number: +1 504-539-9600
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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From our perspective, only about 25% of the art on display was worth seeing. Somehow it felt incomplete.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Apex, North Carolina
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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From our perspective, only about 25% of the art on display was worth seeing. Somehow it felt incomplete.

Thank ApexRon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Outstanding collection of art of the south - southern artists, scenes of the south, those who love the south and must depict it...in the lively museum district across the street from the Contemporary Arts Center and around the corner from the encyclopedic WW2 Museum...don't miss the Ogden!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always an wonderful experience visiting the Ogden! Their Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art collection is truly remarkable.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum with lots of local and Southern arts. Very well done, including the graffiti exhibit. I would highly recommend visiting this gem.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of nice art on display. Well organized with many different mediums and types. A short walk west of Canal. Well worth the trip if you're into Southern art.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautifully curated museum focuses on contemporary Southern art, with an impressive collection of local and regional artists. All mediums are represented including sculpture, pottery, paintings, drawings, photography, digital and more. There's something for everyone at this unique art museum. I LOVED the huge collection of Outsider Art, it was the highlight for me. Don't miss the huge rooftop deck... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the museum, especially the outsider art. The rude kid at the desk selling tickets on Monday was a jerk. Once past his snippy attitude, I enjoyed the collection. Note to those in charge, he needs public service training or another job. And I am normally generous with praise...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a nice relaxing date event to go to. I felt that the Art set up could flow better. The Graffiti art leads you to a staircase that leads no where, making you think you were ripped off and that there's nothing else. Then as we walked back to the front desk someone directed us upstairs. We visited the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A good collection of southern art. Conveniently located in the Warehouse District, steps from the WWII museum. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is a great, small museum that highlights Louisiana art. We were there on a Monday morning & were the only visitors. They have a very diverse collection of art, including a collection of outsider art.

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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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