Calendar

Admissions/Directions/Hours/
After Hours
Calendar
Facilities Rental
Film at the O
Get Involved
Kohlmeyer Circle
O What a Night
Store/Center
Tour the O

November 2014

Free Family Day: Inspired by Basquiat
November 22, 2014

Special Event

10:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Held in conjunction with Prospect.3, this family celebration, inspired by the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, will include live entertainment and art activities led by local artists as a response to works of art featured in the exhibition.

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

No Ogden After Hours - Happy Thanksgiving!
November 27, 2014

Southern Music


Main Floor of Goldring Hall



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

December 2014

Ogden After Hours - Robin Barnes
December 4, 2014

Southern Music

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

New Orleans native Robin Barnes grew up in a household of musicians with her family’s jazz band the Soul Heirs and her cousin Dave Bartholomew who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his role in producing early rhythm and blues songs. Barnes was involved in her church choir before she moved onto weekly gigs with the Soul Heirs and explored many avenues and facets of modern and classical jazz music at an early age in her career. Her performances and music style are inspired by several genres including jazz, soul, blues, and even a little reggae.

Robin Barnes, also known as the Songbird of New Orleans, is a featured performer at the New Orleans Saints games, the Windsor Court Hotel's Polo Lounge and Hotel Monteleone Carousel Lounge. She was nominated for Best Female Vocalist at OffBeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards. The singer-songwriter released her soulful-pop debut EP, titled Me, on July 10, 2013.

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

20 x 24 Polaroid Experience
December 5, 2014 - December 7, 2014

Special Event

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Photo Gallery, 3rd Floor

John Reuter
Andy Warhol in Front of the 20 x 24 Polaroid Camera
SX-70 Polaroid Print
Circa 1980s

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and The New Orleans Photo Alliance are joining forces to bring the 20 x 24 Studio and camera system to New Orleans during PhotoNOLA 2014. We have enlisted the services of renowned photographers Tina Freeman, David Halliday and James Patterson for this endeavor. This is a unique opportunity for you to both support The Ogden and The New Orleans Photo Alliance and receive TWO one-of-kind 20” x 24” Polaroid photos for your personal collection.

We are selling a limited number of photography sessions at $2600 each. Each day will be led by one of our three photographers and you may book the photographer of your choice. Sessions are very limited and each session is approximately one hour long. You may choose to have two different sittings per session (single portrait or group shot for example), but the photographer you work with will be determining the style, lighting and look of each of the two shots.

more info

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

Ogden Museum Book Club
December 9, 2014

Special Event

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Education Gallery, 3rd floor

Tuesday, Dec. 9
No Other World by Norman German

Join Ogden Museum docent and former teacher Maureen O'Dwyer for a lively discussion about Southern art, literature and culture. This club will meet approximately every 6 weeks. Members may arrive at 5:30 p.m. Discussion will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately one hour. The Book Club is FREE and open exclusively to OMSA members.

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

Ogden After Hours - Basquiat & the Blues with Evan Christopher and more
December 11, 2014

Southern Music

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

On Thursday, December 11, Clarinetist Evan Christopher will perform his Basquiat & the Blues, a commission by the Ogden Museum and presented by the Helis Foundation. Christopher's live sound installation will consist of several short soundscapes that correlate to individual works in Prospect 3’s exhibition, Basquiat and the Bayou. Christopher's composition aims to be in dialogue with Basquiat's works and to facilitate recognition of their cultural implications and recurring themes of dignity and creative potency.

The concert will feature
Evan Christopher, clarinet, saxophone
Don Vappie, guitar, banjo
David Pulphus, bass
Herlin Riley, drums
Alfred Roberts, percussion

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Flash of the Spirit
December 11, 2014 - December 12, 2014

Special Event


Main Floor of Goldring Hall


More Information

To register for the free conference - email your name and email address conference@ogdenmuseum.org

Contact: Sarah Story, 504.539.9609, sstory@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Roman Street
December 18, 2014

Southern Music

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

Roman Street is a energetic band born and raised out of Mobile, AL dabbling in the arts of “new” flamenco, smooth and not-so-smooth jazz, and its own brand of fusion style music with a youthful and spontaneous approach to musical expression. The guitarists of Roman Street (Josh Thompson and Noah Thompson) are internationally trained, seeking to incorporate their travels and experiences into their musical expression. Roman Street includes brothers Josh and Noah Thompson on guitar and percussionist Daniel Brett. For their Ogden After Hours performance, brothers Josh and Noah Thompson will be performing as a guitar duo.

The band as a whole seeks to create a unique sound by blending old styles and techniques with a modern twist, and conversely, giving modern music styles a historical elegance. The result is a style that appeals to the young and old alike; a juxtaposition of the new and the traditional that has something for every music lover. Roman Street’s song “Caravan” was selected as a Billboard top 25 Song of the Year (2012) in Contemporary Jazz. “Caravan” is also the featured song in their latest album, Caravan, that was released in 2013. Roman Street has released four albums: Caravan (2012), Christmas Rhumba (2011), Shorelines (2010) and Amore (2009).

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

January 2015

Ogden After Hours - The Mulligan Brothers
January 8, 2015

Southern Music

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

The Mulligan Brothers are Ross Newell (lead vocals, guitar, and songwriting), Gram Rea (fiddle, mandolin, viola, harmonica and vocals), Ben Leininger (bass and vocals) and Greg DeLuca (drums and vocals). The members of the band come together from Mobile and Baton Rouge. They met performing in bars in Mobile and took a name that means second chances. Their music is a blend of alt-country, blues, and folk that sounds like the Lumineers with a hot fiddle and the songwriting style of Townes Van Zandt. Offbeat Magazine has described the band as “ a serious up-and-coming talent. The Mulligan Brothers play a unique brand of folk music, oscillating between Americana and country western while incorporating elements of the blues.”

The Mulligan Brothers’ popular debut album was released in June 2013 and was voted “Alabama Album of 2013” by readers of the Mod Mobilian and was in the Top Ten of CD sales at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest. The band is set to release their second album, Via Portland, in January of 2015. The album was produced by Steve Berlin, the saxophone player for Los Lobos, who has also been involved with Grammy-winning projects for Los Lobos, Buckwheat Zydeco, Ozomatli, John Lee Hooker and Los Super Seven.

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Stanton Moore
January 15, 2015

Southern Music

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

Born and raised in New Orleans, Stanton Moore is a dedicated drummer and performer especially connected to the city, its culture and collaborative spirit. In the early ‘90s, Moore helped found the New Orleans-based essential funk band Galactic. Their first album, 1996’s widely acclaimed Coolin’ Off, led to an intense tour schedule of nearly 200 gigs a year for the next ten years. Building on their fan base by adding an esteemed list of all-star collaborations to the six albums that followed, Galactic continues to amass a worldwide audience via recording and touring globally.

Moore launched his solo career in 1998 aided by eight-string guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter and saxophonist Skerik (Les Claypool, John Scofield, Roger Waters). The group recorded All Kooked Out! featuring a handful of local New Orleans musicians as well.

Outtakes turned into the first Garage a Trois release, Mysteryfunk (1999). In 2000 the trio, led by Moore behind the drum kit, was joined by percussionist Mike Dillon (Les Claypool, Ani DiFranco) and has since released three more albums – Emphasizer in 2003, Outre Mer in 2005 and Power Patriot in 2009. Moore extended his solo discography with the release of Flyin’ the Koop (Verve/Blue Thumb) in 2001, and III (Telarc) in 2006. Following the latter Modern Drummer called Moore’s trademark sound “infectious, jazz-meets-Bonham, nouveau second-line.” Recorded at the legendary Preservation Hall in New Orleans, III featured organist Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars, The Head Hunters) and guitarist Will Bernard (T.J. Kirk, Doctor Lonnie Smith) as the Stanton Moore Trio, with special guests Skerik and trombonist Mark Mullins (Galactic, Bonerama, Harry Connick, Jr., Better Than Ezra). In 2008, Moore looked to continue his scaled back session crew with Walter and Bernard to record Emphasis! (on parenthesis). In April 2010, Moore released Groove Alchemy. Recorded at Levon Helm’s studio in Woodstock, NY, this project is the follow up to the widely acclaimed Take it to the Street DVD and book that focused specifically on New Orleans drumming styles.

With a bachelor’s degree in music and business from Loyola University, Moore stays involved in education by constantly giving clinics and teaching master classes and private lessons all over the world. He has been a contributing writer for Drum!, Modern Drummer, and DownBeat magazines and has been featured on the covers of over twelve drum publications worldwide.

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Basquiat for Pee-Wees: An Introduction to Poetry and Contemporary Art for Youngsters Ages 5-8
January 17, 2015

Education


Education Gallery, 3rd floor

Join poet Kelly Harris for a reading and performance of the children's book, Life Doesn’t Frighten Me: Maya Angelou’s Courageous Children’s Verses, Illustrated by Basquiat. Afterwards, children will have an opportunity craft their own poem and art inspired by the book and the exhibition Basquiat and the Bayou.

Registration required.

Register Here

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

Ogden Museum Book Club
January 20, 2015

Education

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Education Gallery, 3rd floor

Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art(also chosen to accompany Ogden’s P.3 exhibition Basquiat and the Bayou) By Phoebe Hoban

Painter Jean-Michel Basquiat was the Jimi Hendrix of the art world: in less than a decade he went from being a teenage graffiti writer to an international art star; he was dead of a drug overdose at age twenty-seven. Phoebe Hoban's Basquiat, the first biography of this charismatic figure, charts the trajectory from the artist's troubled childhood to his volatile passage through the white art world of dealers and nouveau-riche collectors, chronicling the meteoric success and overnight burnout that made him an instant art-world myth.

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

Prospect.3 New Orleans
January 25, 2015

Special Event


Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Through January 25, 2015

The Ogden is pleased to participate in the third iteration of Prospect New Orleans. Selected by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans, the city-wide international arts biennial P.3 will present 50+ artists in more than 15 locations throughout the city of New Orleans; including museums, community centers and independent sites. Accompanying programs will include educational activities for both young and old, public programs, concerts, satellite exhibits by local artists, and many more.

“Prospect at the Ogden” will include several of the participating artists, a special exhibition, and selections of work by artists in the Ogden Collection curated by Mr. Sirmans.

Contact: Sarah Story, 504.539.9609, sstory@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Jonathan Freilich
January 29, 2015

Southern Music

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

Guitarist and composer Jonathan Freilich was born in Philadelphia, Pa. He spent most of his early years in London, England, before moving to Los Angeles as a young teen. In 1989 he moved to New Orleans, La and became an active part of the local music scene. Soon after his arrival, he co-founded the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars(NOKAS), a pioneering klezmer ensemble that infused that music with the vibrancy and energy of the funk, jazz and brass music of New Orleans. NOKAS was playing some of his compositions, but by 1993 he found himself seeking outlets for his compositions in other styles and forms. After playing with a plethora of combos and experimenting with many great local musicians he formed Naked On The Floor and eventually The Naked Orchestra. Naked on the Floor (quintet) and the Naked Orchestra (18-24 piece creative orchestra) play Freilich's original compositions exclusively and still play regularly in New Orleans.

Freilich has appeared at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 24 times as well as headlining the Berlin Jazz Festival with NOKAS. He has appeared at numerous other festivals inside and outside the country including Bonnaroo, the Ann Arbor Jazz Festival, The American Folklife festival at the Washington Monument, collaborations with poet, Andrei Codrescu at the Holocaust museum in NYC and many others. Other notable work includes appearances with Sam Rivers, Burton Greene, Marshall Allen, The Wild Magnolias and backing songwriters such as Robbie Robertson.

He is featured on over 21 recordings ranging from Klezmer to Afro-Cuban and avant-garde orchestra music. Recently he put out two CD’s of a large orchestra playing his original compositions, a small group, and played on Marianne Faithfull’s latest release. Many of these recordings are either Big Easy or Offbeat entertainment award winners across a number of categories. He also has music featured in films and TV shows (Andy Richter conquers the Universe, The Dukes of Hazzard (Warner Home Video).

Purchase Tickets Online

OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

March 2015

Ogden Museum Book Club
March 3, 2015

Education

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Education Gallery, 3rd floor

MOISE AND THE WORLD OF REASON 9 By Tennessee Williams

At the center of Moise and the World of Reason is the need of three people for each other: Moise, an impoverished and quixotic young painter with a gift for unfinished canvasses; the narrator, a young man from Thelma, Alabama, who is determined to be a distinguished writer; and Lance, the man whose intensity, strength and sensuality held them all together while he lived, and whose absence gives the novel its strange and haunting power and pathos. For the subject of Tennessee Williams' novel is the need for love - a need which Lance once filled in the narrator and his new lover does not, and which Moise's never entirely fills for her. It is this need that propels them through a long and restless night in Greenwich Village - a night in which Moise gives a party to announce her retirement from "the world of reason"; in which the narrator loses his roommate, the "second love of his life"; and in which a lifetime of experience, hope, the loss of innocence and the rekindling of desire is exposed in a series of scenes and encounters so dramatic, moving and precise that only Tennessee Williams could have written them.

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

April 2015

Ogden Museum Book Club
April 14, 2015

Education

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Education Gallery, 3rd floor

Classic Crews: A Harry Crews Reader
by Harry Crews

Collected here is the best of Harry Crews: his astoundingly beautiful memoir "A Childhood: The Biography of a Place; " two of his most memorable novels, "Car" and "The Gypsy's Curse; " and three masterly essays, "Climbing the Tower, " "The Car, " and "Fathers, Sons and Blood, " as well as a new introduction to these works by Crews himself.

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