Art is in the eye of the beholder, whereas swollen retinas are in the eye of the bee holder. Get soul-stung by provocative and powerful art with today's Groupon, which gets you discounted membership to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a family/dual membership (a $75 value).
- For $25, you get an individual membership (a $50 value).
Avid art lovers can treat their eyes to a wealth of southern art from artists like Will Henry Stevens, William Dunlap, and John Alexander. Families of museum enthusiasts can reap the benefits of a family/dual membership that gets free admission for two adults and children under the age of 18 living in the same household, while individual aesthetes can opt for the individual membership and embark on solo sojourns through the art riddled halls of Ogden Museum. Patrons can view historic photographs from the Great Depression era of New Orleans and Louisiana by Walker Evans alongside photos from the collection of actress and artist Jessica Lange. For more three-dimensional artistry, museum-goers can check out the newly premiered Ogden Museum furniture collection with Louisiana Colonial, Acadian, and Creole inspired designs. Along with general museum admission, all members enjoy free admission to Southern Storytellers, a literary series featuring Southern writers, and creative, kid-friendly Ogden Playdate series. Those looking to take a piece of the experience home can browse the one-of-a-kind Southern style jewelry, ceramics, and more in the Center for Southern Craft and Design, or take advantage of their included 10% discount at the museum store on products like books and CDs. Both Ogden Museum membership options include access to the After Hours live musical performances every Thursday evening, featuring tunes from Southern musicians and interviews by Southern music historians. The Family/Dual membership also includes free admission to participating museums in the Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program. Children under the age of five receive free admission to the museum. Call The Ogden Museum of Southern Art to activate memberships.
- The facility is wonderful, the artists are impressive, and the graphics are well designed, informative, and often humorous. Just the permanent exhibit of self-taught/outsider art alone makes this worth a visit. – Frommer’s
- This is a real jewel of a museum. You will be delighted by the quality, depth and breadth of what you will see here. It is worth supporting not only because of the art, but also the great work they do in the community. Yes, it is small, but give yourself plenty of time to soak it all in! – Bacon_Addict, TripAdvisor