Ogden Museum: World's largest collection of Southern Art

Ogden Museum: World's largest collection of Southern Art

This museum has the world's largest collection of Southern art, with over 4,000 items from 15 southern states going back to 1733. The displays include paintings, photography, sculpture, and handicrafts by Southern contemporary artists and historical pieces.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art's buildings commemorate the past and present. The 2003 Stephen Goldring Hall, a modern glass and stone building, contrasts with the late 1800s church-like Patrick F. Taylor Library. Southern artists' culture and style are celebrated in the Smithsonian-affiliated museum.

Moving between levels is easy at the little museum. Even when it's full, you may enjoy some privacy in the relaxed atmosphere.

The collection consists of work by artists from or associated with fifteen southern states: AlabamaArkansasFloridaGeorgiaKentuckyLouisianaMarylandMississippiNorth CarolinaOklahomaSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexasVirginia, and West Virginia and the District of Columbia.[2] It is based upon the founding donation of more than 600 works from New Orleans businessman Roger H. Ogden's private collection. Since this original donation the museum's collection of paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, wood and crafts has grown to include more than 4,000 works donated from individuals and collectors from across the US.


Docent-led tours are offered Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. and first Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Address: 925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
(504) 539-9650

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