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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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Rude ticket guy, great small museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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...

1 Thank enavant12
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank jbonne
Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Frequent001
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Lindsey B
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated near the WWII museum, its a nice diversion in a very walkable area of town. I believe its free to Louisiana residents? Nice collection, I plan to go again!

Thank jenebass
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166 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a smallish museum this had a very good range of exhibits: well curated , explained and hung. Also well mixed in terms of the media used and the space itself is large, light and airy. Well worth making time for when in NO.

Thank BristolCharles
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Ok... it's a "modern art museum". However... some areas could be rated XXX. On one floor, I had not seen SO MANY human PENISES since gym class - in high school! This was down-right X RATED. They should have had WARNING signs! Do NOT take your school on a "Field Trip" here. I enjoy modern art, however; this was just... More 

Thank Jefferey H
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

I spent a couple of hours here. They have a nice variety of art, it is inexpensive and the staff is friendly. Easy to get to and right next to the WWII museum and Civil war museum. Be sure to visit the coffee shop and book store across the street.

1 Thank Reeselmt
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Specializes in Southern and Louisiana art- affilated with one of universities in area- 3 stories - I belong to Art Museum in my city and got in on Museum "exchange program" - most art museums have this perk in US

Thank GERALDK649
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Top to bottom, the museum is great to view local - ish artists. Very manageable, you can view 3-4 different exhibits. Like to revisit every few months!

Thank Bbjones123

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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.