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April 2014

Book Club
April 22, 2014

Southern Literature

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Belloq 936 St. Charles Avenue

The Book Club is FREE and open exclusively to Ogden Museum Members.

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

Sippin' in Seersucker-Trunk Show with Jolie & Elizabeth and The Wild Life Reserve
April 24, 2014

Special Event

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

Get ready for Sippin' in Seersucker with Jolie & Elizabeth and The Wild Life Reserve! Trunk show featuring the newest seersucker fashions.

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9600, store@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Bayous de Vilaine
April 24, 2014

Southern Music

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

In a spirit of exchange and mixing, without distorting too much emphasis linked to their land, the musicians of Bayous de Vilaine offer a concert creating an original and unique artistic encounter around the repertoire of French songs from Cajun Country and Country Vilaine.

Improvisations, arrangements and compositions feed chants and give an echo to the sounds of New Orleans from Mississippi through the bayous of Vilaine. The dance floor echoes the footsteps of two steps and dancers.

The form of the new Franco-American band, Bayous de Vilaine, varies between solo and septet. The Plume Farouche part of the ensemble - Megan Brown, Louis Michot and John Dowden - are three musicians from different musical trainings and backgrounds in Louisiana that crisscross the cajun country between Arnaudville, Lafayette and New Orleans. Their paths crossed and they decided to do a bit of traveling together .. this is the new generation, which combines finesse and pure talent, Cajun musical tradition and creation. The Gallo Gumbo part of the ensemble include Bretons - Anne-Gaelle Normand, Wenceslas Hervieux, Loumi Seveno and Erwan Lhermenier.

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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: Libra LaGrone, 504.539.9612, llagrone@ogdenmuseum.org

May 2014

No Docent Tour
May 5, 2014

Education


Education Gallery, 3rd floor

This tour has been cancelled

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

Ogden After Hours - Leah Chase
May 8, 2014

Southern Music

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

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The daughter of trumpeter and bandleader Dookie Chase and restaurateur and namesake Leah Chase, vocalist Leah Chase grew up surrounded by music and undoubtedly good food. She cites her father’s love of jazz and her mother’s penchant for vocalists like Johnny Mathis as influencing her musical preferences – jazz and ballads. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance with a Major in Classical Voice from Loyola University, where she also participated in the jazz band.

Leah is a staple of the New Orleans music fabric, performing with such luminaries as Michael Pellera, Philip Manuel, Harry Shearer, Jesse Boyd, Larry Sieberth, Matt Lemmler, and Ed Petersen. She can be heard at the Windsor Court Hotel, Sweet Lorraine’s, Snug Harbor, and notable festivals such as the French Quarter Fest and the Jazz and Heritage Festival. Her sense of humor blends with her inimitable stagecraft and vocal skills, rending her one of jazz’s most sought-after vocalists. 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: Libra LaGrone, 504.539.9612, llagrone@ogdenmuseum.org

Sippin’ In Seersucker
May 9, 2014

Special Event

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shops at Canal Place

Don your best seersucker ensemble - or summer chic - for this party that kicks off the summer social season. Hosted by the Shops at Canal Place, the event benefits the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Partygoers will enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants and luscious libations; shopping specials, entertainment, and raffles, including: Entertainment, Shopping, Wine, Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown, Indulgence and Kohlmeyer Circle Art. There's even a seersucker ensemble contest!

Tickets
Before May 9: $25 Museum Members/$40 Non-Museum Members
Day of Event: $30 Museum Members/$50 Non-Museum Members

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9600, store@ogdenmuseum.org

Artist Talk: Juan Logan, I'll Save You Tomorrow
May 10, 2014

Special Event

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fifth Floor Gallery

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Juan Logan now lives and works in Belmont, North Carolina. At once abstract and representational, his large mixed media paintings, sculptures and installations address issues of identity, place and power. Through commentary about history and cycles of oppression, Logan’s work makes visible the hierarchical relations and social stereotypes that shape individuals, institutions, and the material and mental landscapes of contemporary life.

On Saturday, May 10th, Juan Logan will give a dynamic interactive lecture in his exhibition, I’ll Save You Tomorrow, addressing the themes and subjects in his work.

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9600, store@ogdenmuseum.org

New Beginnings Charter Schools Early Childhood Curriculum Art Exhibition Opening
May 13, 2014

Education

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

Working in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institute, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Beginnings Charter School Foundation collaborated to create an early childhood enrichment program to enhance literacy in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade students attending Pierre A. Capdau, Gentilly Terrace, and Medard H. Nelson Elementary Schools. Striving to instill a love of reading through visual art, the program integrates books, art prints and museum tours. This year, approximately 300 children visited the museum to discuss works of art and engage in art-making activities. The program culminates with this Education Gallery exhibition of artwork created by students in the classrooms with a dedicated teaching artist.

This program is supported by a Target Arts and Culture in Schools Grant and a grant from the MaggieGeorge Foundation.

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

Ogden After Hours - Dayna Kurtz
May 15, 2014

Southern Music

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

Over the past decade, the New Jersey born, now New Orleans resident vocalist/writer/musician/producer has been bestowed with many awards and praises, including being named the Female Songwriter of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters. Norah Jones and Bonnie Raitt have raved about her in interviews, and she’s performed on such high-profile radio shows as World Cafe, Mountain Stage and NPR’s Morning Edition and Tell Me More. She’s toured with the likes of Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson, Mavis Staples, Rufus Wainwright, B.B. King, Dr. John, Richie Havens, Keren Ann, Chris Whitley, and the Blind Boys of Alabama. She wowed crowds and song critics at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, according to reviews from Offbeat and The Times-Picayune.

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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: Libra LaGrone, 504.539.9612, llagrone@ogdenmuseum.org

Book Club
May 20, 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

Ogden After Hours - Debbie Davis, Matt Perrine, and Joshua Paxton
May 22, 2014

Southern Music

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

For her Ogden After Hours performance, vocalist and ukulelist Debbie Davis will perform vintage jazz and blues, as well as more contemporary sounds accompanied by multi-talented New Orleans musicians Matt Perrine and Joshua Paxton.

Davis, the daughter of two opera singers, made her first professional singing appearance at the age of two, her childhood peppered with performances in opera and musical theater. She moved to New Orleans in 1997, joined the Pfister Sisters and has been performing with them ever since.

Debbie's first solo recording, "It's Not the Years, It's the Miles," was released in March 2012 on Threadhead Records to rave reviews from the New Orleans press. The album features a who's who of New Orleans finest players (Jon Cleary, Bobby Lounge, Tom McDermott, Todd Duke, Evan Christopher, Aurora Nealand and more) and songs spanning from Irving Berlin to Amy Winehouse as well as the talents of local songsmiths, Alex McMurray and Paul Sanchez and arrangements by Davis' husband, Matt Perrine.

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: Libra LaGrone, 504.539.9612, llagrone@ogdenmuseum.org

June 2014

Ogden After Hours - John Michael Rouchell
June 5, 2014

Southern Music

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

John Michael Rouchell is a New Orleans-based singer-songwriter and is founder of the band MyNameIsJohnMichael. He has named his musical influences as being late-’70s Bowie, Prince and hip-hop. Rouchell performed on the Acura Stage at last year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. His latest project, Tysson, debuted this year and will be at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Rouchell studied the Music Industry program at Loyola University. As part of that program, he started a web project where he wrote and produced 52 songs in 52 weeks of the year. The website was called MyNameIsJohnMichael.com, which later became the website for the band that grew out of the project. The band, MyNameIsJohnMichael, released the EP Orphans & Elders, a three-track recording heavily influenced by New Orleans-style rhythm and blues. Rouchell has also written songs for New Orleans R&B/Funk band Galactic

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: Libra LaGrone, 504.539.9612, llagrone@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Rocket 88
June 12, 2014

Southern Music

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

Based in Oxford, Mississippi,Rocket 88 was formed in the summer of 2005 and has since brought its Mississippi Roots Rock, Hill Country Blues, Juke Joint Gospel, Mississippi-soaked sound to venues all over the South.

The band features a collection of veteran musicians including Rosamond Posey (vocals, rhythm guitar) from Vicksburg, MS; Jamie Posey (vocals, lead guitar, harmonica) from Meridian, MS; Robert Chaffe (keyboards, organ) from New Orleans, LA; Ryan Rogers (Drums) from Forest, MS; and Nathan Robbins (bass) from Pontotoc, MS who have collectively played in projects including Rev. John Wilkins, Kenny Brown, Jimbo Mathus’ musical Mosquitoville , The Tri-State Coalition, Eric Deaton, Kudzu Kings, Shannon McNally, Honey Blonde, DuWayne Burnside and Geronimo Rex

In 2007, Rocket 88 released its debut album, Full Circle.. The band is currently working toward releasing their next album or possibly multiple albums. Rocket 88’s live performances feature many of these new songs but also includes covers ranging from Graham Parsons/Flying Burrito Brothers/Birds, Hank Williams Sr., Townes Van Zandt and Buck Owens to Junior Kimbrough, Mahalia Jackson, and Jessie Mae Hemphill.

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: Libra LaGrone, 504.539.9612, llagrone@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Alvin "Youngblood" Hart
June 19, 2014

Southern Music

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

Blues musician Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to British guitar gods Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor. Hart has a no barriers approach to his music and enjoys challenging so-called blues purists.

Alvin Youngblood Hart released his debut album, Big Mama’s Door, in 1996. Hart received five nominations at the 1997 W.C. Handy Blues Awards. He was nominated for Best New Artist, Best Acoustic Artist, and Best Traditional Blues Artist and his album (Big Mama’s Door) was nominated for both Acoustic Album of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year. He received the award for Best New Artist. Hart also received two Living Blues Awards that same year.

Start With the Soul, recorded with Jim Dickinson in 1999,was chosen by TheNew York Times as one of the top 10 releases of 2000, as well as the BBC's Blues Record of the Year. Hart was nominated for a Grammy in 2003 and 2004, and in 2004 received a Grammy for his philanthropic contribution to the compilation Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster.

Hart collaborated with several Memphis area musicians on the soundtrack to cult hit film Black Snake Moan (2006). In the fall of 2006, Hart toured with Rock-n-Roll and Blues legend Bo Diddley. He performed with Gary Moore in 2008 and toured with him in Germany in 2009.

In 2010 Hart joined forces with friends Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars, Black Crowes) and Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers, Tri-State Coalition) to form "The South Memphis String Band". The fun-loving and regaling trio was quickly dubbed by the media as an "acoustic super group". Recorded in a borrowed radio station studio while the band was on its first road trip, their debut record HOME SWEET HOME was received with rabid enthusiasm. The 2011 Blues Music Awards (The Blues Foundation) nominated the record for "Best Acoustic Album".

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: Libra LaGrone, 504.539.9612, llagrone@ogdenmuseum.org

Magnolia Ball
June 20, 2014

Special Event

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

The Magnolia Ball is the soirée of the Summer celebrating the Center for Southern Craft and Design. The evening will be accompanied by delightful bites showcasing Southern Culinary Heritage, and craft cocktails, plus a special auction featuring Craft artists from across the American South.

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Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9600, store@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Papa Mali
June 26, 2014

Southern Music

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

Papa Mali (born Malcolm Helm Welbourne in Vicksburg, Mississippi) is a New Orleans based, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer. He has been a touring musician and recording artist for decades. Yet, he is probably best known as the front man for 7 Walkers, a band formed in 2009 that includes three musical icons: Grateful Dead founding member and drummer Bill Kreutzmann, The Meters’ founding bassist, George Porter Jr. and lyricist Robert Hunter, who penned most of the Grateful Dead’s classic catalog (along with the late Jerry Garcia) and now co-writes much of 7 Walkers material with Welbourne. Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and Willie Nelson collaborator, Matt Hubbard completes the line up. Their self-titled debut was released to critical acclaim in November of 2010. When not on tour with 7 Walkers, Papa Mali can usually be found at home in New Orleans, where he regularly performs with his own band, Double Uptown Shotgun.

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: Libra LaGrone, 504.539.9612, llagrone@ogdenmuseum.org

September 2014

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.)

Contact: Membership and Development Department, 504.539.9616, cconnor@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