Traveling exhibitions from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art allow the museum mission to be expressed through direct experience to a much wider audience. We broaden the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South through exhibitions, educational programs, and publications. Traveling exhibitions provide a two-way street for collective knowledge, and serve to connect the points of our cultural heritage for a deeper understanding of our shared history and experience. - William P. Andrews, Director
Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast is a photographic project of fifteen years duration (1991-2006) by nationally recognized photographer and author Richard Sexton. Latin for "unknown land" Terra Incognita consists of 57 black and white photographs of marsh, scrub lands, dunes, beaches, swamps, and forests along the gulf coast from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the Florida panhandle.
Tav Falco: 50 Photographs: an Iconography of Chance
Available beginning February 2013 | Space Required: 150-200 running feet
50 Photographs: an Iconography of Chance is an exhibition by musician, filmmaker, performance artist, photographer and Southern provocateur Tav Falco. His photographs capture moments in a transitional period of the American South during his experience traveling around Memphis, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana with photographer William Eggleston from the early ‘70’s to the early ‘80’s.
"This was the beginning of the new South, yet the old South still held sway. Before the interstate gentrified the landscape of America, the South was still a distinct region with its own vernacular and customs. Music meant something, rock-n-roll was rebel music, and young white kids rebelled by listening to black music. A car meant freedom and the road went on forever. Photography was still fighting for its place in the pantheon of fine arts and Falco’s photographs capture this time in all its awkward glory."
- Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography