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August 2015

New Orleans Museum Month
August 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015

Special Event


Main Floor of Goldring Hall

New Orleans Museum Month is a collaboration between museums of all sizes across the greater New Orleans area. It offers museum members the opportunity to use their membership to allow two people admission to all other participating institutions, FREE OF CHARGE, throughout the month of August. Not a member of a local museum yet? Join one and see them all for free during the month of August! Visit participant websites for hours of operation and special announcements and events. Share your experiences throughout Museum Month and tag yourself using #NolaMuseumMonth on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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

Ogden After Hours - Jon Dee Graham
August 6, 2015

Southern Music

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

Jon Dee Graham is a guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. A former member of the True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo, Graham is the only musician ever to be inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times: as a solo artist in 2000, again in 2008 as a member of The Skunks, and again in 2009 as a member of the True Believers.

Jon Dee Graham is most well known for his solo work, including the critically acclaimed records "Escape from Monster Island", "Hooray For The Moon", and "Full". He is also well known for his tenure in The Skunks, Austin's very first punk band, and roots-rock pioneers The True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo. Jon Dee has also played guitar with acts such as John Doe (X, The Knitters), Exene Cervenka (X), Michelle Shocked, Alejandro Escovedo, Kelly Willis, and The Gourds and has had his songs covered by many artists, including Patty Smythe, Patty Griffin and James McMurtry.

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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 - Marshall Ruffin
August 13, 2015

Southern Music

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

Marshall Ruffin is a Decatur, GA based guitarist, songwriter, and singer. Ruffin has recorded two E.P.s under the Lagrange, GA label Jammates, Rich Man’s Dime (2007) and Morning Glory (2009). He also wrote and recorded an E.P. with the band King Lincoln, and is the featured vocalist on five others with collaborator Alex Gordon Hi-Fi. Ruffin has performed and recorded as the guitarist and backing vocalist for Lonnie Holley, with whom he recently toured Europe. His song "Light The Way" was featured during their session in London at BBC Radio 6. Ruffin was the winner of the 39th Eddie’s Attic Songwriter Shootout in 2013.

Ruffin has performed gospel music at COGIC and AME churches in Georgia, and now plays guitar on Sundays at Center Of Hope in Riverdale. Pre-release copies of Ruffin’s new live album, At The Grocery, recorded at the Atlanta venue, Grocery On Home, are available at live performances. The Grocery is an intimate house concert performance space curated by Matt Arnett in Atlanta, GA. The bottom floor of the once grocery store on Home avenue is perpetually filled with a rotating collection of eclectic American art and supportive audiences excited to experience original music in such a special setting.

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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

Screening of City of Memory
August 18, 2015

Southern Film

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Patrick F. Taylor Library

In partnership with the New Orleans Film Society, on August 18, 2015 the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will screen the film City of Memory, in observation of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The film will be preceded an opportunity to view The Rising with Curator of Photography Richard McCabe and followed by a Q & A with the film’s director, Robert Adanto.

City of Memory, explores the ways in which the cataclysmic events in the wake of Hurricane Katrina became imprinted on the memory of visual artists who lived through them. The film documents the unique ability of New Orleans’ artists to react when faced with catastrophe. From what looked like the death of a great American city emerged a generation of artists whose energy might prove a source of renewal for the rest of the world. Artists featured in the film include: Samuel Portera, Deborah Luster, Tameka Norris, Miranda Lake, Gina Phillips, Hannah Chalew, John Woodin, Rondell Crier, Jennifer Shaw, Kevin Kline, Jana Napoli, Rontherin Ratliff, and David Spielman.

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

Ogden After Hours - Eric Deaton
August 20, 2015

Southern Music

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

Eric Deaton moved from North Carolina to Mississippi straight out of high school and entered a higher education program of moonshine-fueled hill country blues at the world-renowned Junior Kimbrough's juke joint in the mid to late '90's. Apprenticing under the late trance-blues masters Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside (and various other members of their extended families), Eric was thoroughly immersed in the North Mississippi blues tradition.

He played, lived and toured with other Mississippi blues artists such as T-Model Ford, Paul 'Wine' Jones, and Big Bad Smitty. Eric's sound is firmly rooted in the electric juke joint style, with dashes of influence from early Funkadelic, East Indian sitar drones, and a nod to the blues' West African roots. Deaton never really plays any song exactly the same way twice. The crowd gets a unique experience at every concert. “Blues is really a background for improvising. It’s definitely not a songwriter’s art,” he says.

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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 - The Write Brothers
August 27, 2015

Southern Music

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

Formed in 2014, the Write Brothers are Spencer Bohren, Jim McCormick, Alex McMurray and Paul Sanchez, four of New Orleans’ finest songwriters who have traveled very different roads to becoming critically and commercially acclaimed tunesmiths and performers. Bohren, part of the generation of musicians who started to make their mark on New Orleans music in the mid-1970s, is such an accomplished yarn-weaver that he’s expanded his career as a singer songwriter into that of a professional storyteller who performs at the International Storytellers Convention. Sanchez has written or co-written numerous New Orleans anthems as a member of Cowboy Mouth and as a solo artist. McMurray is an extraordinary writer with a wild creative bent that has seen him participate in groups as disparate as Royal Fingerbowl, All That, the Tin Men, the Happy Talk Band and the Valparaiso Men’s Chorus. McCormick’s songs (including two number one hits on the Billboard country chart), have sold more records than any New Orleans artist in a generation.

With over a century’s worth of experience between them, the Write Brothers have rendered songs in the genres of rock, folk, blues, country, and rhythm and blues. These four distinct voices find common ground in their love of songwriting and of performing. Their debut album, First Flight (Threadhead Records), is available now.

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

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

Book Club - Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
September 15, 2015

Southern Literature

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

From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—"Scout"—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past—a journey that can only be guided by one's own conscience.

Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision—a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.

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, but to attend please contact Ellen Balkin, education coordinator, at ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org to register.

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