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Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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This is an impressive and interesting collection

I was impressed by the power and variety of the collection. The photo exhibit of rural workers... read more

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Olympia, WA
Excellent museum with fascinating art

We usually visit the Ogden each time we come to New Orleans. They have wonderful shows. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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The range of the collections include painting, sculpture, photography, self-taught art, ceramics and mixed media by Southern artists.
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925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3907
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All reviews permanent collection self taught walter anderson wonderful collection mixed media interesting pieces special exhibit warehouse district gift shop worth a visit couple of hours on display rainy day two hours exhibits pottery portraits
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Reviewed yesterday

I was impressed by the power and variety of the collection. The photo exhibit of rural workers, including those living on Parchman Farm, were especially powerful. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MkTrekker
Reviewed 2 days ago

We usually visit the Ogden each time we come to New Orleans. They have wonderful shows. The emphasis today was on Southern photography and southern artists. Since it was MLK day today -- it was open free to the public and they had many activities...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pip18Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

On Thursday nights between 6 and 8 the Ogden hosts "After Hours" musical performances from Southern artists. It's a good time to visit the museum, since most things in New Orleans (except bars) are closed at that hour. And candidly, the Museum benefits from a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dave R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a rainy afternoon in mid December and thoroughly enjoyed the special exhibit and permanent work. If you go in mid December they may have a special exhibit synchronized with PHOTONOLA a prestigious photography conference. This year’s special exhibit was brilliantly displayed: New Southern...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RonnieSEUnitedStates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the Ogden a little wrung out from a very intense visit to the neighboring World War II Museum. "It happens a lot," said the young woman selling us our admission tickets. If you have visited New Orleans before, but have never visited...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JaneDeHart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good collection of art from the southern United States, including work by artists that might not be in bigger or less focused museums. My mother and I especially liked the New Southern Photography special exhibit, which was a large fraction of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Emily C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this museum on a rainy day. It's easy to get to from the St. Charles streetcar. The museum has a lovely permanent collection of southern art. When we were there, we were lucky enough to see the photographic exhibit. Well worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fairyqueen286
Reviewed 15 December 2018

The Ogden had an interesting photographic exhibit. The docent was informative and interesting. Good spot to go to if you are looking to spend an hour or two.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adrienne D
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I am from New Orleans, and LOVE the Ogden. A true museum of Southern Art. When my extended family all comes together in NOLA, there is always at outing and 1/2 will venture to the WW2 Museum and I will always choose the Ogden. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

A gem of a museum steps from the hectic and hyped WWII museum where you can placidly stroll among paintings, photography, sculpture, and pottery. Folk style, crafts, high art, modern, abstract, representatiinal, critical perspectives on redlining and injustice, landscapes, industrial, urban, rural and more. This...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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24 September 2018|
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Response from pmesser2018 | Reviewed this property |
As above, though I'll add the exhibits we saw were well curated with a good deal of information to supplement and explain the material, so if you want to immerse yourself in the exhibits (and spend more than 90 minutes) you... More
25 June 2018|
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Response from sarslim | Reviewed this property |
You can use the cable cars, there is a stop at St. Charles and Joseph; or at Lee Circle for inbound. There is a lot across the street, one at the WW2 Museum and others in the area. I recommend putting together a couple of... More