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July 2015

Book Club - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
July 7, 2015

Southern Literature

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston's masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published -- perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.

Contact: Ellen Balkin, 504.539.9608, ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Marcella Simien
July 9, 2015

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana, Marcella Simien grew up onstage with her father, two-time GRAMMY award winner Terrance Simien. In 2009, she moved to Memphis to attend the Memphis College of Art. In no time she was back onstage, delighting audiences with a sound born from fusing elements of her Creole heritage with the angelic grind of Memphis soul.

In addition to her extensive work with her own group, Marcella and Her Lovers, Simien was featured on her father’s most recent album Dockside Sessions, which won a GRAMMY™ in January of 2014 for Best Regional Roots Album of the Year. She co-wrote a song on the Dockside album. She has recorded with hip hop artist Cities Aviv, and was featured on the album “Digital Lows”. One of her contributions to the Cities project, the track “Black Box”, was featured on thindieplaylists.com (summer of 2011) compilation in the company of Arcade Fire, Mayer Hawthorne, Modest Mouse, Coldplay, and many others.

Simien has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Susan Cowsill, Jack “Jack O” Yarber (the Oblivions, solo), Trombone Shorty, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and Susan Marshall among others. She has performed with her father’s band at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, and Festival International de Louisiane, as well as solo engagements at Cité des Arts, Hi Tone Cafe, ABC Local 24’s morning show, Mollie Fontaine Lounge, Bar DKDC, the Folk Alliance Conference, GRAMMY™ GPS, and Memphis Crosstown Arts.

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OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $12.50 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9650, store@ogdenmuseum.org

Pay it Forward Happy Hour
July 15, 2015

Special Event

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
off-site

Join us at Eiffel Society (2040 St. Charles Ave.) on July 15 for a happy hour with a purpose! Artists included in this year's exhibition will be in attendance, and Eiffel Society will donate 20% of all bar proceeds made this evening to Louisiana Contemporary presented by Regions Bank.

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9650, store@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Water Liars
July 16, 2015

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Water Liars are Andrew Bryant, Justin Kinkel-Schuster, and GR Robinson. Originally hailing from Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee respectively, the group is heavily influenced by southern writers, including Frank Stanford and Barry Hannah, whose influence is evident in their music.

Water Liars formed in Pittsboro, Mississippi in 2011. The group’s first recording, Phantom Limb was released in February 2012. Since their first release, Water Liars have played numerous shows including a 2015 SXSW showcase. Their second album, Wyoming, was recorded in Water Valley, Mississippi and released in 2013 on Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records. Their third effort, a self-titled album, was released in early 2014, also on the Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records label.

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OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $12.50 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9650, store@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Bo Dollis Jr.
July 23, 2015

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Bo Dollis Jr., son of legendary Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief and Wild Magnolias leader Theodore “Bo” Dollis, grew up marching in street parades, sewing Mardi Gras Indian suits, and looking on as his father’s tribe brought its culture around the world. In recent years as the elder Dollis’ health waned, Bo Jr., following in his father’s footsteps, assumed the Big Chief’s mantle, the keeper of the Wild Magnolias’ flame.

In 2013, Bo Dollis Jr. and the Wild Magnolias released New Kind of Funk, the group’s first official release since ’99’s tour de force Life Is a Carnival and Bo Jr.’s first as its Big Chief. The inspiration for New Kind of Funk, which blends elements of contemporary blues, reggae funk and hip-hop into the raw, entrancing rhythms and call-and-response cadences of traditional Mardi Gras Indian music, comes from the Willie Tee track “New Kind of Groove,” a song Dollis Sr. and the Wild Magnolias originally cut on 1977’s They Call Us Wild.

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $12.50 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9650, store@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Sweet Cecilia
July 30, 2015

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Louisiana band Sweet Cecilia are Laura Huval, Callie Guidry and Maegan Berard. Berard is the lead guitarist for the GRAMMY nominated Cajun band Bonsoir, Catin. A prolific songwriter and a native French speaker, she has shared the stage with other GRAMMY nominees, Zachary Richard, and Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars. Callie Guidry has performed with many different artists including Steve Riley, Caleb Elliot, and Sam Broussard. She was featured in the Zachary Richard video "Laisse le Vent Souffler". She is also a member of the local group Southwind. Laura Huval has performed with country legends such as Don Helmes and Jimmy C. Newman. The group performs original songs and classic Cajun music in addition to covering pop and rock songs in Cajun French. They perform at venues around South Louisiana and performed at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $12.50 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9650, store@ogdenmuseum.org

August 2015

Curator's Circle Lecture
August 2, 2015

Southern Music

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Please save the date for the 2015 Curator’s Circle Lecture! Brooke Davis Anderson, Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans and the 2015 juror of Louisiana Contemporary Presented by Regions Bank will speak about contemporary art and artists in the state of Louisiana.

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9650, store@ogdenmuseum.org

September 2015

The Rising - Gallery Talk
September 12, 2015

Special Event

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Photo Gallery, 3rd Floor

Ogden Museum of Southern Art's Curator of Photography will lead a Gallery talk and walk through of The Rising exhibition. The Rising explores the explosion of new energy within the New Orleans photography community in the ten years since Hurricane Katrina. Joining Mr. McCabe will be many of the photographers represented in The Rising exhibition - they will be on hand to talk about their photographic work.

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9650, store@ogdenmuseum.org