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October 2014

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

November 2014

Marvin Allen - Magic in a Shaker Book Signing
November 6, 2014

Special Event

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

Join us during Ogden After Hours for specialty cocktails & a book signing with head bartender at the Hotel Monteleone's Carousel Bar Marvin Allen as he introduces his book Magic in a Shaker.

Swizzle your way from January to December with this indispensable introduction to the world of cocktails. Each month, experiment with a new spirit as you create fresh, well-balanced drinks. Included are the basics of equipment, ingredients, and techniques, as well as snippets of lore and suggestions for exploring new recipes and variations. Veteran crafters and budding enthusiasts alike will delight in these concoctions, which range from classics like the Sidecar and the Ultimate Classic Gin Martini to daring twists like Satan's Whiskers or the absinthe-based Monkey Gland. Discover tastes old and new in this clear, conversational guide to mixing your own magic.

Cash & credit cards are accepted at the bar

Purchase Magic In a Shaker

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

Ogden After Hours - Honey Island Swamp Band
November 6, 2014

Southern Music

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

Honey Island Swamp Band came together after Aaron Wilkinson (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Chris Mule’ (electric guitar, vocals) were marooned in San Francisco after the levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, and had a chance encounter with fellow New Orleans evacuees Sam Price (bass, vocals) and Garland Paul (drums, vocals) at John Lee Hooker’s Boom Boom Room on Fillmore Street. The band returned to New Orleans in 2007.

Their music has been described as “Bayou Americana” with timeless songs from Wilkinson & Mulé, highlighted by Mulé’s searing guitar, Wilkinson’s sure-handed mandolin, and 4-part vocal harmonies, all anchored by the powerful groove of Price & Paul’s Louisiana stomp rhythm section. The addition of Trevor Brooks on Hammond B-3 organ to the HISB family in 2010 has rounded out the band’s sound, which draws from a variety of influences in the world of roots music, including artists such as Lowell George & Little Feat, The Band, Taj Mahal, Gram Parsons, Jerry Garcia, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Reed, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and New Orleans’ own Earl King and Dr. John.

They have been honored an award of “Best Blues Album” by OffBeat Magazine who also named the band “Best Emerging Artist” in 2009. In 2010 and 2011 they were named “Best Roots Rock Artist” at the Best of the Beat Awards.

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 - Jon Dee Graham
November 13, 2014

Southern Music

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


Photo: Darin Black

Texas based singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jon Dee Graham was named Austin Musician of the Year in 2006 during the SXSW music conference. He is also a three-time inductee into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and has been called the Titan of American songwriters by Alabama singer/songwriter/guitarist Jason Isbell.

Graham has been performing and touring since 1979, when he joined pioneering Austin punk band the Skunks at the age of twenty. The next two decades led Graham through stints with the True Believers and in the touring bands of X founder John Doe and Austin songwriter Kelly Willis. Graham also lent his guitar chops to records by the Silos, the Gourds, his former True Believers bandmate Alejandro Escovedo and the masterful Texas songwriter James McMurtry. Graham still holds his remarkable 17-year Wednesday night residency at Austin’s Continental Club, a gig he typically shares with McMurtry. He has recorded eight solo albums and his music has been featured in soundtracks for Veronica Mars, Ladder 49 and more.

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

Painting the Page: New Orleans Poets Respond to Basquiat
November 15, 2014

Special Event

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Basquiat's visual poetry has inspired many and sparked conversations about the intersection of race and art. Local writers will respond to the work and life of Basquiat with poetry and other creative work.

Free with museum admission ticket

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

Ogden After Hours - Lightnin’ Malcolm
November 20, 2014

Southern Music

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

Lightnin’ Malcolm brings primal Mississippi Juke Joint Blues to the big stage. He has come to exemplify the modern day deep blues guitar groove.

Born in Missouri in the mid 1970s, Malcolm began playing music and traveling the road in his late teens. His rambling took him all over the country, but it was North Mississippi that he identified with most. Once he began to call North Mississippi home, he immediately befriended and began performing with legends such as Big Jack Johnson, Cedell Davis, R.L. Burnside, Hubert Sumlin, Honeyboy Edwards, T-Model Ford, Sam Carr, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Otha Turner, Robert Belfour and many others.

In 2009, Malcolm won the Blues Music Award for Best New Artist and toured with Cedric Burnside. In 2011, he released critically acclaimed album Renegade. He also served as a musical director on Hubert Sumlin and Honeyboy Edwards final tour of their lives, which also included rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters.

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

Free Family Day: Inspired by Basquiat
November 22, 2014

Special Event

10:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Held in conjunction with Prospect.3, this family celebration, inspired by the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, will include live entertainment and art activities led by local artists as a response to works of art featured in the exhibition.

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

December 2014

Ogden After Hours - Ori Naftaly Band
December 4, 2014

Southern Music

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

The Ori Naftaly Band is a Soul/Blues band based out of Memphis, TN. Ori Naftaly, founder, producer, songwriter, and lead guitarist of the band, has been leading and managing the band since November 2011, along with songwriter, and lead vocalist, Eleanor Tsaig.

In a very short time this extremely talented band has gained international recognition and support by the international blues community and by an extended fan base, located in the USA, Holland, and all around the world. Within the course of two years The Ori Naftaly Band (ONB) has covered 30 states in the USA and toured Europe twice. The band won the Israeli Blues Challenge Competition, and was the first band ever to reach the Semi-Finals of the 2013 International Blues Competition (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee. The band has released two studio albums since its conception, and a new single debuted in August 2014 (recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN). From the very beginning of its performing career and with the release of its first album, The Ori Naftaly Band has won awards which placed the band in the same category as some of the best known blues rock artists in the world, notably 'Best Blues Album in 2012' by Blues Magazine (Netherlands).

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

20 x 24 Polaroid Experience
December 5, 2014 - December 7, 2014

Special Event

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Photo Gallery, 3rd Floor

John Reuter
Andy Warhol in Front of the 20 x 24 Polaroid Camera
SX-70 Polaroid Print
Circa 1980s

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and The New Orleans Photo Alliance are joining forces to bring the 20 x 24 Studio and camera system to New Orleans during PhotoNOLA 2014. We have enlisted the services of renowned photographers Tina Freeman, David Halliday and James Patterson for this endeavor. This is a unique opportunity for you to both support The Ogden and The New Orleans Photo Alliance and receive TWO one-of-kind 20” x 24” Polaroid photos for your personal collection.

We are selling a limited number of photography sessions at $2600 each. Each day will be led by one of our three photographers and you may book the photographer of your choice. Sessions are very limited and each session is approximately one hour long. You may choose to have two different sittings per session (single portrait or group shot for example), but the photographer you work with will be determining the style, lighting and look of each of the two shots.

more info

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

Ogden Museum Book Club
December 9, 2014

Special Event

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

Tuesday, Dec. 9
No Other World by Norman German

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.

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

Flash of the Spirit
December 11, 2014 - December 12, 2014

Special Event


Main Floor of Goldring Hall


More Information

To register for the free conference - email your name and email address conference@ogdenmuseum.org

Contact: Sarah Story, 504.539.9609, sstory@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Basquiat & the Blues with Evan Christopher and more
December 11, 2014

Southern Music

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

Evan Christopher combines virtuosity, immaculate taste, and enthusiasm with a commitment to exploring the full range of possibilities in the New Orleans clarinet tradition. His highly personal brand of "contemporary, early jazz" strives to extend the legacies of early Creole clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet, Omer Simeon, and Barney Bigard.

Christopher began his musical training on clarinet at age 11. In high school, he received the Louis Armstrong National Jazz Award and was one of the first graduates of the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Academy. He continued studies at the University of Southern California and graduated cum laude with a music degree from California State University, Long Beach.

Christopher's journey on Clarinet Road began in 1994, when he left his native California to join the New Orleans music community. Diverse freelance work included gigs with musicians such as Al Hirt and veterans of Preservation Hall to funk and brass bands including the Nightcrawlers and Galactic. But in 1996, he left for San Antonio, Texas to appear nightly for nearly three years with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and record several of their radio programs, Riverwalk: Live from the Landing.

When he returned to New Orleans in 2001, his published research on the New Orleans clarinet style initiated pursuit of a Master's degree in Musicology at Tulane University. In August 2005, federal levees failed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and flooded the city. Christopher left again, this time to Paris at the invitation of the French Embassy's Cultural Services division, where he formed his group, Django à la Créole. This Europe-based quartet fuses Gypsy Swing with Latin-tinged grooves of New Orleans and beyond and has distinguished itself with an acoustic intimacy paired with driving swing.

Since 2008, having returned again to New Orleans, Christopher actively advocates for the cultural workforce and music education. He frequently appears as a guest with forward-looking groups, such as the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and the jazz composer guild, NOLA ArtHouse Music. He is also featured on New Orleans-based artists' recordings in various genres as a featured soloist. Music workshops and educational and community outreach often complement his performances.

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 - Roman Street
December 18, 2014

Southern Music

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

Roman Street is a energetic band born and raised out of Mobile, AL dabbling in the arts of “new” flamenco, smooth and not-so-smooth jazz, and its own brand of fusion style music with a youthful and spontaneous approach to musical expression. The guitarists of Roman Street (Josh Thompson and Noah Thompson) are internationally trained, seeking to incorporate their travels and experiences into their musical expression. Roman Street includes brothers Josh and Noah Thompson on guitar and percussionist Daniel Brett. For their Ogden After Hours performance, brothers Josh and Noah Thompson will be performing as a guitar duo.

The band as a whole seeks to create a unique sound by blending old styles and techniques with a modern twist, and conversely, giving modern music styles a historical elegance. The result is a style that appeals to the young and old alike; a juxtaposition of the new and the traditional that has something for every music lover. Roman Street’s song “Caravan” was selected as a Billboard top 25 Song of the Year (2012) in Contemporary Jazz. “Caravan” is also the featured song in their latest album, Caravan, that was released in 2013. Roman Street has released four albums: Caravan (2012), Christmas Rhumba (2011), Shorelines (2010) and Amore (2009).

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