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Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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There are five floors and exhibits. It was well worth seeing . There was a photographic exhibit... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Riverstyx
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San Francisco
wonderful visit

We loved the Solidary and Solitary exhibit. One got a real sense of the diversity of African... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
jas0719
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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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
Arts District – Warehouse District
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

There are five floors and exhibits. It was well worth seeing . There was a photographic exhibit that showed the beginnings of the usage of color film as a medium for serious photography. The photographer showed the south in all of its grittiness. Another floor...More

Thank Riverstyx
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We loved the Solidary and Solitary exhibit. One got a real sense of the diversity of African American art. It's not always about representation, but shared universal experiences. I enjoyed, too, the view of the city from the roof top. The museum has a cute...More

Thank jas0719
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Bigger is not always better. The Ogden is big but the curators have packed it with some powerful and profound work. Although the 5th floor was closed when we visited, The Solidarity and Solitary show on the 4th floor was alone worth the visit. A...More

Thank iridetheshortbus
Reviewed 20 October 2017

A small museum with a large feeling - it has a focus on southern art but within that is a varied and comprehensive collection that is vibrant, interesting, and that will make you think. No cafe or spot for coffee.

Thank bonchocolat24
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I really appreciated the exhibits and the focus on the voice of Southern residents. Very interesting and dynamic. Worth a visit.

Thank Brewolig
Reviewed 20 September 2017

A perfect 2 hours spent here in a hot afternoon. Beautiful arts and craft displayed in every room. So creative and inspiring! The third floor was closed but the rooftop terrace was a pleasant surprise. Glad we chose this museum, it complemented the galleries on...More

Thank MCHToronto
Reviewed 15 September 2017

One floor was closed, but that happens. Really enjoyed the historical southern art exhibit, and the contemporary juried show that was up was pretty cool. Did miss one of my favorite NOLA artists work - Jacqueline Bishop was not up.

Thank Kathrine S
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I agree with other reviewers that this is a great out-of-quarter stop for southern-focused art. A couple of things to add: start your visit with an elevator ride to the 4th floor and check out the view from the outdoor deck. Also, Thursdays are free...More

Thank SallyAnn W
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Only semi interesting displays consisting of limited pieces. If not for some of the sculptures and photographs, this would have been a total waste.

Thank RichH60
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Locals told us not to bypass the Ogden, and boy were they right. Uncrowded and centrally located near the WWII Museum, this is a great spot to spend a few hours seeing with new eyes the work of some brilliant southern artists, contemporary and otherwise....More

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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
...More
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arttea
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
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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
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