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July 2014

Ogden After Hours - Ruby and the Rogues
July 31, 2014

Southern Music

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

This trio’s song arrangements, unique instrumentation and individual styles create a refreshing and accessible musical experience. This allows them to connect with virtually any genre of music and has led to opening spots for Heart, Tim Reynolds, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, The Kinky Tuscaderos and Bonerama, among others.

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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

August 2014

Whitney White Linen Night
August 2, 2014

Special Event

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art announces exhibitions and entertainment for Whitney White Linen Night in New Orleans “Louisiana Contemporary presented by Regions Bank,” “Kohlmeyer Circle Presents: Shawn Hall's Pastoral Universe,” “Rolland Golden: An Alternate Vision,” and “The New Orleans Chapter of the Links, HBCU Art Showcase” all open on White Linen Night, August 2, 2014.

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

The New Orleans Chapter of the Links, HBCU Art Showcase
August 2, 2014

Education

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Education Gallery, 3rd floor

A curated show of works from students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Louisiana, including Xavier University of Louisiana; Dillard University; Southern University, New Orleans; Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (Baton Rouge); Southern University, Shreveport; and Grambling State University.

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

Gallery Talk with Tom Rankin
August 3, 2014

Special Event

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

Paul Kwilecki
Trailways Bus Station
Gelatin Silver Print
1978
Collection of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

Artist Paul Kwilecki owned and operated a hardware store in Bainbridge, Georgia, and spent over 40 years photographing his native Decatur County. From the 1960s - 2000s, Kwilecki made thousands of black & white photographs that captured the passage of time and the changes that took place in this southwest corner of Georgia. One Place is an intimate and focused portrait of a single place that resonates with a universal vision of humanity. Tom Rankin was a friend of Paul Kwilecki, and the editor for the University of North Carolina Press publication - One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia. Mr. Rankin will share his insights into the life and work of Kwilecki, and after the gallery talk he will sign copies of his book.

FREE to Museum Members; $10 General Admission

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

Ogden After Hours - Tank and The Bangas
August 7, 2014

Southern Music

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

Tank and The Bangas were formed in 2011 at an open mic set in New Orleans, centered at a shotgun house. Instantaneously, this group knew that they had something that stirred crowds that were starving for a new style of original music.

Tank and The Bangas have all the qualities that relate them to the city that birthed them, but a flair that separates them as well. Their performances are energetic and mesmerizing. Tank and The Bangas possess a sound infused with Rhythmic Soul and Spoken word among other genres such as Rock, Gospel, Funk and Folk. Combining their various musical influences with the theatrical play on lyrics from the lead vocalist; Tank and The Bangas have quilted a unique sound that distinguishes them as one of the most unforgettable groups to come out of New Orleans.

Group members include Tank (lead vocalist), Norman Spence (bass/keyboard), Joshua Johnson (drums), Merell Burkett (keys), Nita Bailey (percussion) and a number of other revolving Bangas.

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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 - Erica Falls
August 14, 2014

Southern Music

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

Vocalist Erica Falls was exposed to a variety of music in her New Orleans home at an early age and her musical influences crossed many different eras and genres. Her growth in music was also stimulated by the rich culture of New Orleans Jazz and Funk. Falls has a unique vocal style and presence that she gained from performing in New Orleans, and has led her to become one of the finest female vocalists in the city.

Falls’ love of the harmonic sounds of Soul and Jazz along with the solid pocket of Funk is depicted through her singing, arrangements and songwriting in her upcoming album ME MYSELF & MUSIC. She has recorded and/or performed with Grammy Award Winning artists such as Joe Sample, Dr. John, Sting, Irma Thomas, No Doubt, Joss Stone and world renowned artists Bobby Charles, Wardell Quezergue, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Davell Crawford, ELS, and Nu-Beginnings and more.

Erica Falls is a powerful performer and captivating singer that is a must see during live performances. Her vocal talent has brought her to many different venues and festivals across the globe.

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 - New Orleans Concert Band Clarinet Choir
August 21, 2014

Southern Music

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

The New Orleans Concert Band was founded in 1975 by Peter Dombourian, who was a band director in the New Orleans public school system for over 30 years, and was conductor of the New Orleans Concert Band for over 15 years. Since Dombourian’s passing, the Conductor position has changed hands but the New Orleans Concert Band has continued to grow. Throughout the years, the band's membership has grown from about 50 members to the current 68 members.

The NOCB is composed of adult musicians from all walks of life, who have music as an avocation. The community band is a natural outgrowth of successful school band programs. Students who have a love for music find they can continue the passion in their adult years, and it is a source of personal pride as well as community service. The New Orleans Concert Band is one of hundreds of community bands throughout the nation.

The New Orleans Concert Band’s performance at Ogden After Hours will include the Clarinet Choir section of the band.

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

Culture Collision
August 27, 2014

Special Event

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
World War II Museum, U.S. Freedom Pavilion
945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130


From 5:30 to 8:00 FREE

The Sixth Annual Culture Collision, a city-wide celebration to kick off the cultural season in New Orleans. All participating organizations will be prepared to sell you tickets or memberships for the 2014-2015 season and they will have materials on hand for you to take home. Come explore the vast and diverse cultural offerings that make New Orleans unique. There will be plenty of food on hand, a cash bar, a free photo booth and an overwhelming large FREE raffle!

http://www.culturenola.org/

Contact: Rachel Ford, 504.539.9650, rford@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Troy Sawyer
August 28, 2014

Southern Music

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

Troy Sawyer is a trumpeter who has received praise from not only his home city of New Orleans, but all over the globe. From first picking up the violin at age 4 to performing as a student at St. Augustine High School and touring with One A-Chord, Sawyer’s musical career spans 15 years. He has performed at several venues and festivals in New Orleans including Tipitina’s, Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club, Satchmo Festival and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He has also performed with many legends such as Lalah Hathaway and Wynton Marsalis, and has performed for First Lady Laura Bush, Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley. He has played in jazz hot spots in major cities across the United States including New York City, Atlanta and Chicago and has led jazz workshops in those respective cities.

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

September 2014

Ogden After Hours - Mike Dillon and Johnny Vidacovich
September 4, 2014

Southern Music

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

Percussionist Mike Dillon attended the University of North Texas. Though classically trained on marimba, he never really had much interest in the vibraphone until he was introduced to music of Thelonius Monk. At that moment he dedicated his life to the vibraphone and became obsessed with Hampton, Jackson, Hutcherson and Tjader. Dillon started playing improvisational music with Kansas City based group the Malachy Papers. Tenor man Mark Southerland and Bass man Brian Hicks were crucial in Dillon's development on the vibraphone. He soon joined Seattle group Critters Buggin. Further experiments led to collaborations with Les Claypool, Ani Difranco, Galactic, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, The Dead Kenny Gs, Garage a Trois, Charlie Hunter, The Sex Mob, Secret Chiefs Three, Steven Bernstein, Karl Denson, Illuminasti Trio, James Singleton Quartet, Black Frames, Primus, Earl Harvin Trio, Marco Benevento, Todd Sickafoose, Hairy Apes BMX, The Go Go Jungle, among others.

In 2006 Dillon moved to New Orleans. Though on the road most of the year, he immediately started doing gigs with Johnny Vidacovich and James Singleton. The next level of his education commenced. The group grew out of Vidacovich's longstanding trio gig at the Maple Leaf. Though George Porter Jr. is the resident bass player with the trio, when George couldn’t show for a performance James would come in and the DVS trio was born.

Since starting to play the drums at the age of ten, performing has been the passion of Johnny Vidacovich. From French Quarter clubs to the big stages, he has shared his talents with greats like New Orleans’ Tan Canary, John Adams, Professor Longhair and Mose Allison, and as a member of New Orleans contemporary jazz group Astral Project. Vidacovich’s ability to improvise allows him to transition from jazz to reggae, bebop, street beat and blues rhythms all in the course of one tune.

Vidacovich has continued to perform and record with countless musicians making him become one of the most sought after drummers in the city of New Orleans. He has also paid his dues in New York, where he received rave reviews. Vidacovich has been recognized by everything from the Big Easy Entertainment Awards to accolades in Offbeat, Downbeat and the New York Times, to an appearance on Jazz Profiles, the NPR show of fellow New Orleanian Branford Marsalis.

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

Book Club
September 9, 2014

Southern Literature

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

The Book Club is FREE and open exclusively to OMSA members

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

October 2014

O What A Night! Gala
October 18, 2014

Education

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

An unforgettable evening of art, music and cuisine with Southern flair. O What a Night Gala co-chair: Katy Weil says The "O What a Night! Gala" promises to be the event of the season with art, music and culinary talents that reflect the importance and influence of Southern culture across the globe. The funds raised at this event allow the Museum to continue its mission of showcasing the diversity and importance of Southern art through exhibitions and education initiatives. O What Art! Live and silent auction art from noted Southern artists. Auctions also include "artful objects," and this year there will be a special surprise! O What Cuisine! The gala is known for its exceptional cuisine created by award-winning chefs based in the South. The 2014 featured chef is James Beard Award winner Donald Link (Herbsaint, Cochon, Pesche /New Orleans, La.) O What an Honor! Presentation of the Opus Award The Opus Award, founded in 2007, is given each year to a member of the arts community whose life's work constitutes a major contribution to the cultural landscape of the South. Previous Opus Award winners have included: Art Neville (2007), Arthur Q. Davis (2008), R. Philip Hanes (2009), Jessica Lange (2010), T. G. Solomon (2010-Lifetime Achievement), George Dureau (2011) and Lin Emery (2012), George Rodrigue (2013.)

O What a Night! Patron Party will be Thursday, October 16 from 6 - 9pm.

Contact: Membership and Development Department, 504.539.9616, development@ogdenmuseum.org

Prospect.3 New Orleans
October 25, 2014 - January 25, 2015

Special Event


Main Floor of Goldring Hall

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