Dance the night away at the Museum’s summer fundraiser, the Magnolia Ball!

Magnolia Ball 2018JUNE 9, 2018 @ 9:00 p.m. – midnight at the Ogden Museum

Magnolia Ball features live music and DJs, food from New Orleans’ best restaurants, open bars with craft cocktails and a silent auction with art from talented Southern artists. This year’s Magnolia Ball will celebrate “The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction,” and chairmen are David Baker, Andrew Freeman, Chad Graci, Jessie Schott Haynes and Emily Shaya.

Kickoff Party

Join us at Bond Moroch on Tuesday, May 15 at 6 p.m. for the Magnolia Ball kickoff party! This event is free, open to the public and includes a complimentary open bar. Don’t forget to pick up your discounted patron tickets for Magnolia Ball at the kickoff ($100; regularly $250). This event is free, but registration is required. Please RSVP to

Bond Moroch is located at 3308-B Magazine Street, New Orleans.

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The Museum

Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art 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. Established in 1999, and in Stephen Goldring Hall at 925 Camp Street since 2003, the Museum welcomes almost 85,000 visitors annually, and attracts diverse audiences through its broad range of programming including exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, and concerts which are all part of its mission to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South.

The Collection

The Museum is based upon the founding donation of more than 600 works from New Orleans businessman Roger H. Ogden’s private collection. Since his 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. The Museum’s collection consists of work by artists from or associated with fifteen Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia as well as the District of Columbia. Among the many artists represented in the Museum’s collection are Walter Anderson, Benny Andrews, Clementine Hunter, George Dureau, William Dunlap, Ida Kohlmeyer, Will Henry Stevens, Kendall Shaw and George Ohr.