Ogden Museum of Southern Art – A Must See in New Orleans

Rooftop Terrace at Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Along with the endless choices of amazing food, live music venues, and eclectic street art, New Orleans is home to many renowned museums. Whether it be art, history, nature, and of course Mardi Gras, you can find a museum for just about any of your interests in New Orleans. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is one museum you want to make time for on your next trip to the Big Easy.

The museum sits in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans. It holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art and is recognized for its original exhibitions, public events and educational programs which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature and culinary heritage to provide a comprehensive story of the South. The Museum is based upon the founding donation of more than 600 works from New Orleans entrepreneur and philanthropist Roger H. Ogden’s private collection.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is also a part of Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project by the Arts Council New Orleans. For this project, five local and international artists’ murals transformed downtown New Orleans, with one of the five murals to be on the side of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art by artist MOMO.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily.