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Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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Arts District / Warehouse District
As featured in 3 Days in New Orleans
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Address: 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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+1 504-539-9600
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 18:00 - 20:00

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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Fantastic Selection of Southern Art

For art enthusiasts, this has a wonderful selection of artists.... My favorite was the selection of works by Simon Gunning.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Ashleigh H
Orinda, California
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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For art enthusiasts, this has a wonderful selection of artists.... My favorite was the selection of works by Simon Gunning.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love art, particularly Southern artists, then do not skip visiting the Ogden. The exhibits are always wonderful and the collection is fabulous. Easy to find and park and a small but well stocked gift store in the lobby.

Thank Rosanne R
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern building near the WW II Museum, filled with southern art - ranging from modern to classic. Self guided and well worth 90 minutes out of your day!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good exhibits. Many are New Orleans or Louisiana landscape and culture, making it a good destination for tourists. Not crowded. We Spent a couple hours there. Closed on Tuesdays so watch when you go.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely done but not crowded. Nice art but nothing too famous. I enjoyed the photos a lot. Lots of places to sit .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A diverse collection of exhibits, mostly contemporary artwork, all by southern artists. The building itself is a wonderful space.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If Clementine Hunter is a favorite of yours then you'll love this place! Lovely bright space with a collection that you'll enjoy..

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Saint Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I have been visiting in New Orleans with relatives for over 25 years and this was my first trip to the Ogden. What a find! Wonderful art in a very manageable space. It took us about an hour and a half to tour the exhibits and it was totally enjoyable. I'm looking forward to going again.

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Warrenville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A very well designed museum showcasing Southern artists. Thought the in-depth artist areas were particularly well done. Easily managed. A short walk from the WWII museum.

Thank galusha
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great morning at the Ogden Museum, the Special exhibitions - Simon Gunning and Maude Schuyler Clay were definite highlights. There is not plenty of good stuff but it is not so large that you feel "museumed" out by the end.

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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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