Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans

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Explore a museum dedicated to visual arts and the culture of the American South at Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Experience a constantly changing collection of more than 4,000 works, ranging from paintings and drawings to watercolors and sculptures to wood and crafts. Each piece is by an artist from or associated with one of the Southern states and is meant to embody the heritage and history of the South from 1733 to the present. Look for works by artists such as John Alexander, William Dunlap, and Kendall Shaw. The space also includes the Center for Southern Craft and Design, where you can see original handcrafted art. Make your way to the roof for a view of the city. Using our online itinerary creator, New Orleans attractions like Ogden Museum of Southern Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a great underrated place we saw when walking around downtown and decided to try. The locals we talked to didn’t even know about it. Great exhibits that you might not see at other art museums  more »
  • This museum was much more interesting than we were expecting. We had a tour guide for part of our time and spent a long time browsing on our own. It included some older traditional oil paintings by well known artists, but there were also interesting and unique newer pieces in various mediums that made important statements to the viewer. There was also a children's art section, showing many children's individual take on a theme. This museum also has evening jazz concerts in the foyer. We really enjoyed the Sabertooth Swing band inside on a rainy night. Drinks and place to dance were available. It was nice to hear the music in the concert rather than pub setting.
  • A really challenging art museum. I'm glad they told me to start at the top because the current visionary art exhibit+the self-taught exhibit is a lot to take in and it was a relief to get to the more conventional stuff lower down. I never would have had the energy to engage going the other way. This museum was the highlight of my trip.

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