Ogden Museum Unveils Chapter 3 of Inaugural Exhibition, "The Story of the South: Art and Culture, 1890-2003"
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art unveils its latest chapter in the inaugural "Story of the South: Art and Culture, 1890-2003," building on previous chapters to tell the Museum's story of the South through the visual arts. Chapter 3 introduces over 100 new works to the public.
Chapter 3's special exhibitions include:
Frank Gehry on the Gulf Coast: Featured in the Modernism in the South Gallery are architectural drawings, models and photographs of models from two of Gehry's projects, namely the amphitheatre from the 1984 Louisiana World's Fair dismantled after the Fair's closing day, and the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art under construction in Biloxi, Mississippi. Also included are photographs of models from a proposed band shell for New Orleans' Lafayette Square, a project presented in the early 1990s that was never realized. This exhibition opens a curtain on the works of one of the most important American architects along the Gulf Coast.
Clementine Hunter and Charles Hutson, southern self-taught pioneers: A small study in contrast of these two pioneers in self-taught art join other works by self-taught, folk and visionary artists. Among the works by Hunter are two handmade quilts. Works by Hutson span his career, including the last painting he completed just before his death.
The Voluptuous Return: Still Life by Walter Anderson: Discover the intimate side of Walter Anderson's work through a sampling of his latest traveling exhibition. Included are luminous watercolors painted in his cottage.
Florida: South Beach Series by Jorge Otero; Miami Views by Mark Surloff: Otero, recently deceased, was a native of Havana, Cuba and came to the United States in his teen years. Educated at the Pratt Institute and the University of South Carolina, his work spanned both North and South America. Otero printed his own C-type color photography that combines photographic vision and the aesthetics of painting. Surloff has worked as an architectural photographer since 1980. Fine Art photography is his passion. Surloff recently presented the Museum with 25 works from Miami's Hollywood Beach. This is a rare showing of this photographer's work.
Recent Acquisitions: New Southern Photography: Gracing the walls of the Contemporary Photography gallery are recently donated works to the Ogden Museum by young photographers who are either Southern or focused on Southern subject matters.
Artists featured in Chapter 3 also include Rick Beck, Archie Bongé, Dusti Bongé, Lyle Bongé, Roger Brown, Beverly Buchanan, Ralston Crawford, William Dunlap, Ke Francis, Robert Gordy, Wolf Kahn, George Ohr and Tennessee Williams. They join other Southern Masters to complete the Museum's telling of the story of the South in its inaugural exhibition. Still on display are key works from Chapter 1 of the inaugural exhibition, and featured artists from Chapter 2, including Robert Rauschenberg (new works), Jasper Johns, Duane Hanson, Robert Stackhouse and others, as well as New Orleans featured artists Lin Emery, George Dureau, Nicole Charbonnet, Gina Phillips, Ida Kohlmeyer, Arthur Silverman, and more.
As well, new rotations of works by Will Henry Stevens, Eudora Welty, Fonville Winans are on display, as is a new selection of works in the New Orleans corridor.