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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.

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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

Prospect.3 Panel Discussion: Self-taught Artists in Museums and in the Mainstream
January 10, 2015

Special Event

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Education Gallery, 3rd floor

Brooke Davis Anderson, Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans and an authority on Self-Taught artists and their work, will lead a panel discussion about the opportunities self-trained artists present for museums.

Free with museum admission

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

Kohlmeyer Circle Evening of Basquiat
January 15, 2015

Special Event

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

For Kohlmeyer Circle members only

The Kohlmeyer Circle is composed of young art patrons and collectors, ages 21-45, with a passion for Southern art and advancing the museum's mission. Kohlmeyer Circle members will enjoy a champagne reception and private tour of Basquiat & the Bayou Presented by The Helis Foundation, followed by the Stanton Moore Trio at Ogden After Hours, playing jazz improvisations inspired by Basquiat's work. Contact membership@ogdenmuseum.org to join the Kohlmeyer Circle.

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

Ogden After Hours - Stanton Moore
The Stanton Moore Trio improvises to selected works of Jean-Michel Basquiat

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.

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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.

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

Gallery Talk with Photographer Mark Steinmetz
January 18, 2015

Special Event

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Photo Gallery, 3rd Floor


Mark Steinmetz, Off Interstate 40, Knoxville, Gelatin Silver Print, 1993, Collection of the Artist

Photography Mark Steinmetz and Ogden Museum Curator of Photography Richard McCabe will lead a gallery talk through the exhibition Mark Steinmetz: South, followed by a question and answer session.

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9650, store@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

Ogden After Hours - Nigel Hall
January 22, 2015

Southern Music

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

Nigel Hall is an honest, humble guardian of soul music. When asked about himself, Nigel reflects, "I'm just someone who lives, eats, drinks music." This ethic becomes clear when Nigel takes the stage. His energetic vocals add yet another layer of sonic depth and energy to each project he puts his time into. Nigel is also an established keyboardist, currently working with The Nth Power, Jon Cleary and Lettuce to name a few.

Nigel Hall was born in Washington, D.C. into a musical family. His father was a guitar player, his mother sang and his brother played the bass. Hall began playing the keyboard at age four after tapping the keys of his grandmother's piano. As a young child he was passionate about musicians such as Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham and The Temptations. He was also surrounded by 1970s music and Go-Go beats. Instead of the keyboard, Hall played the drums in a blues band at the age of 16, but returned his focus to the keys at the age of 19 and soon began writing his own music. Hall has performed with a wide range of artists including guitarist Warren Haynes, jazz legend John Scofield, the soul-jazz organ trio Soulive and powerhouse funk group Lettuce.

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

Closing Celebration for Prospect.3 Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum
January 24, 2015

Special Event

10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Through out The Ogden Museum Complex

Join us as the Ogden Museum of Southern Art stays open till 10PM for ONE NIGHT ONLY to celebrate the incredible exhibitions hosted in conjunction with Prospect.3. The day will feature activities for children and adults along with guided tours, while the night will bring film screenings, dance parties, libations, and much much more! More Details soon!

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9650, store@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

February 2015

Ogden After Hours - 101 Drummers featuring Big Chief Juan Pardo
February 5, 2015

Southern Music

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

The 101 Drummers was formed by members of the 101 Runners as a subsidiary which focuses on the percussive roots of the Mardi Gras Indian culture.

The Mardi Gras Indian music of New Orleans developed over the course of a century before Big Chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles teamed up with Willie Tee and the New Orleans Project in 1970 to begin fusing the traditional Indian chants and percussion with modern instrumental street funk, and created a new musical form of unprecedented rhythmic and spiritual power.

For 40 years, Mardi Gras Indian funk has forged its course in the world of contemporary music and now reaches a new stage with the emergence of the 101 Runners, a remarkable ensemble fronted by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, a formidable singer, powerful moral presence and fearless leader of men, as well as emerging master singer, War Chief Juan Pardo of the Golden Comanches, on Wild Indian vocals.

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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

Clementine Hunter Sketchbook Book Launch
February 5, 2015

Special Event

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

Ogden Museum and UNO Center for the Book celebrates the launch of Clementine Hunter Sketchbook. The book contains twenty-six previously unseen oil-on-paper works by Louisiana folk artist, Clementine Hunter. These paintings are unique in her body of work, as they were the first group of sketches ever made by her, and show a very personal and thoughtful approach to her subject matter. $25, for sale in Ogden Museum Store.

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

Ogden After Hours - Leyla McCalla
February 19, 2015

Southern Music

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

Leyla McCalla finds inspiration from a variety of sources, whether it is her Haitian heritage, living in New Orleans or dancing at Cajun Mardi Gras. She is a multi-instrumentalist and singer whose distinctive sound is impossible to replicate.

McCalla's music reflects her eclectic and diverse life experiences, projecting a respect for eloquent simplicity that is rarely achieved. Born in New York City to Haitian immigrant parents, McCalla was raised in suburban New Jersey. As a teenager, she relocated to Accra, Ghana for two years. Upon her return, she attended Smith College for a year before transferring to New York University where she studied cello performance and chamber music. Armed with Bach's Cello Suites, Leyla moved to New Orleans to perform on the streets of the French Quarter.

It was the move to New Orleans that signaled a journey of musical and cultural discovery for Leyla. "New Orleans always felt like home to me," she recalls. "The more I learned about the history of Louisiana, its ties to Haiti and French speaking culture, the more sense of belonging I felt and continue to feel." Most recently, Leyla has fallen in love with the late Louisiana Creole fiddlers Canray Fontenot and Bébé Carrière and has explored their fiddling styles on the cello.

In New Orleans, McCalla was introduced to renowned African-American string band Carolina Chocolate Drops and appeared on their GRAMMY-nominated album Leaving Eden. She toured extensively with the group until deciding to focus on her solo career.

McCalla's debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, was released in February 2014. The album consists of compositions she has written to Langston Hughes poetry, Haitian folk songs and original pieces.

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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 - Lynn Drury
February 26, 2015

Southern Music

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

New Orleans-based rocker Lynn Drury has been compared to Lucinda Williams, Neil Young and Van Morrison by AllMusic for her twang, grit, and autobiographical lyrics. Since Lynn Drury picked up the guitar at age 26 she has never stopped working. She relocated from her birthplace of Yazoo City, Mississippi to New Orleans in the mid-1990s. She has toured in Europe and coast-to-coast across the U.S. and has been a regular at French Quarter Fest and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for years.

Drury released her first CD, Crossing Frequencies, in 2001 and over the next two years released both Blackberry Winter and Spun, earning her the title of Offbeat Magazine's "Best Emerging Singer/Songwriter" award in 2004. In 2006, Drury's album All You Need produced by Jimbo Mathus was nominated for "Best Roots-Rock Album" at the Big Easy Awards. In 2008, Drury moved to Italy and toured Europe with Italian guitarist Roberto Luti which led to the release of a live recording titled Dal Vivo in 2009.

Drury's 2011 album, Sugar On the Floor, represents a mixture of her Mississippi grit and New Orleans groove with horns and strings arranged by Matt Perrine and recorded and engineered by Jacques DeLatour. In 2014, she celebrated the release of her latest album Come To My House, produced by John Porter and featuring Shane Theriot, Casandra Faulconer, Chris Pylant, Trevor Brooks, Chris Adkins and Alex McMurray to name a few.

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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

Ogden After Hours - Colin Lake
March 5, 2015

Southern Music

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

Part songwriter, part blues singer, part slide guitar phenomenon, Colin Lake is paving a musical road all his own. At the beginning of 2009, that road brought the Pacific Northwest native to New Orleans and it wasn't long before his powerful voice could be heard regularly at venues throughout the city and over the airwaves of WWOZ radio. Marked by soulful, pleading vocals, Lake's music incorporates elements of the blues, rock and folk to create a sound and feel that is strongly original and disarmingly familiar.

Shows with his band have become known as high-energy, gospel-infused house-rockers, while Lake's poignant solo performances can silence audiences of any size. In 2011, Lake recorded and released the album The Ones I Love which was soon named one of the top ten local releases of the year by Keith Spera of the Times Picayune. As his reputation for authentic, down-home presentation continues to grow, Lake can be found on a variety of stages performing for captivated audiences and alongside some of the biggest names in New Orleans music.

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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 - Maggie Koerner
March 12, 2015

Southern Music

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

Louisiana native Maggie Koerner is a singer/songwriter with a soulful, powerful and captivating voice. Koerner released her debut LP Quarter Life in 2011 at Blade Studios in Shreveport, LA. Her sophomore album, Neutral Ground, is a tribute to her transition from her hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana to New Orleans and its beautiful and bittersweet effects. The album is drenched in the hybrid of soul, alt pop and rock ‘n' roll for which Koerner has become known. On Neutral Ground, she cuts straight to the underlying honesty and supernatural vibes of each song with the slap of a steel drum and the howl of a lyric.

Koerner has spent the majority of 2013 and 2014 on tour with funk, instrumentalist band Galactic as their lead singer and front-woman. "Hey Na Na," performed by Galactic, is a song she co-wrote with The Revivalists' lead singer David Shaw and is currently the theme song for Bravo's "Top Chef: New Orleans". It's not uncommon to find her performing on stage with a list of other iconic acts that has included Widespread Panic, Gov't Mule and Charles Bradley, to name a few.

Koerner is currently writing and in the studio recording her untitled upcoming project, set for a release in 2015. Collaborating with a roster of talented artists that includes esteemed producer Fin Greenall (Amy Winehouse, Banks, John Legend, Fink), the project is poised for success.

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 - Carolina Story
March 19, 2015

Southern Music

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

Married music-duo Carolina Story adhere to none of the married-duo cliches. The duo (Ben and Emily Roberts) writes and performs songs that evoke the blue collar man and woman, knowing that there are enough love songs on earth. They are from Arkansas and South Dakota respectively, meeting and falling in love in Memphis, Tennessee, settling down in East Nashville and making a name for themselves in every state in between.

Since they began performing together, Carolina Story have been hard at work touring, writing and putting out music they believe in; each release astonishingly better than the last. They have crafted their sound to be a perfect mix of the lyrical grit and wit of Hank Williams Sr. and the tender atmosphere of Heartbreaker-era Ryan Adams.

Carolina Story have played hundreds of shows in 43 states since 2009 and debuted Home at #2 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart in November of 2011. Following Home in 2013, they released the EP Chapter One, consisting of 6 songs produced by Grammy-winning producer, Blake Chancey (Dixie Chicks) & involved the talents of many greats including Dan Dougmore (Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor), Chad Cromwell (Joe Walsh, Neil Young, CSN&Y), Darrell Scott (Robert Plant & The Band of Joy, Hayes Carll, Steve Earle), Michael Rhodes (Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris) & others. It debuted at #6 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts and climbed to #7 on the Americana Radio Chart.

Chapter Two was released in June of 2014 and in the same month Carolina Story made their first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry stage, followed soon after by multiple appearances in August and September. They have also performed in the Listening Room Cafe at the Americana Music Association showcase.

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

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