Museum Pieces

Too much festing on your plate this spring? There is always art. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) are both gearing up for a couple annual events.


At the Ogden, details of the fourth annual Louisiana Contemporary juried exhibition have just been announced. The yearly event is a big contest open to all Louisiana artists, and winners could receive up to $3,000 worth of prices including a $1,000 dollar cash prize for Best of Show.


Contestants can submit art in all mediums—paintings, sculpture, and performance art (through DVD). Organizers prefer artists to submit online if possible, excluding paintings or sculptures that need to be dropped off or mailed to the museum. Works must be completed within in the last two years and not previously submitted to the competition.


Submissions will be accepted beginning April 15 and ending June 17. Riding the P3 wave of success, the competition will be judged by Brooke Davis Anderson, Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans.


Anderson said, "I am so thrilled to be invited to jury the Louisiana Contemporary at the Ogden! The Ogden and Prospect New Orleans have a terrific partnership, solidified during P.3, and it will be a privilege to work with the museum team again." 


The show will open on White Linen Night, August 1 and run through September 30.


Over at NOMA, Easter is in the air. The museum in the park is preparing for their annual egg hunt. More fun than fundraiser, the event is held in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden on Saturday (3.28.) In addition to the eggs, there will also include balloon animals, a bounce house, face painting, jugglers, magicians, a petting zoo, and of course refreshments.


Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for everyone else.

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