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Three to four times a year, The Ogden Museum Education Department sends an emailed newsletter with information on upcoming educational events and teacher workshops. To receive this newsletter, please email

Upcoming Events

Teacher Night at OAH: The Collection Curriculum Launch Party!

January 21, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Enjoy a special welcome back for educators and a FREE evening at our weekly concert series Ogden After Hours featuring music by Alexandra Scott. Museum educators will be on hand to answer questions about programs and tours and introduce the new Collection Curriculum. Free, but registration is required.

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Teacher Workshops

Introduction to the Collection Curriculum

March 2, 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Looking for ways to encourage creative exploration and the excitement of discovery in your students? Join us to explore our Collection Curriculum, a new way of exploring the Ogden's collection of over 5,000 works of art. Workshop will include planning sessions, hands-on art activities, and refreshments. Registration fee: $5, NOTE: All registrants will receive a free pass to any Ogden After Hours event ($12.50 value).

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Lesson Plans

Developed to address Common Core Curriculum standards for K-12 students, as well as Louisiana Arts Benchmarks and Standards, these lesson plans are intended to be used in tandem with a museum tour.

In order to schedule a tour for your class, contact Ellen Balkin, Education Coordinator, at, or call (504) 539-9608.

Clementine Hunter Pre/Post Tour Resource Packet:

This resource packet includes biographical information about the artist, discussion prompts and two visual arts lesson plans for students engaging with the work of Clementine Hunter. For questions or to book a tour that connects to this resource packet, please contact Ellen Balkin, Education Coordinator, or 504.539.9608.
Resource Packet

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

These lessons can be adapted for all ages. Students will learn about the tradition of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a celebration for the people of Latin America, particularly in Mexico and Central America and for Mexican Americans. The history of Day of the Dead is a hybridization of indigenous and Spanish customs. Instead of grieving the loss of a loved one, this tradition commemorates the lives of those who have passed on and welcomes the return of their spirits. Today, Day of the Dead has been increasingly celebrated among Latinos in the United States and this unique celebration has expanded into Southern cultural understanding.
Calaveras (Sugar Skulls) Lesson Plan
Making Cempasúchil (Marigolds)
Papel Picado Lesson Plan

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