Teaching Artists for In-School Residencies through the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Artist & Sense of Place Outreach Program
DEADLINE: Accepted on a rolling basis.
Since 2001, the Education Department of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art has operated the Artist & Sense of Place Program, focused on bringing artists from the Museum’s collection to New Orleans-area elementary schools to help students explore the influence of geography on their lives.
Responding to their own surroundings, artists often incorporate a “sense of place” in their work. This is particularly true of Southern artists such as those featured in the Ogden Museum’s collections. Instructed by the artist in the medium he or she prefers, students create a work or works of art that reflect their world. At the end of the three– or four-week residency, the students’ creations are displayed in the Museum, where they are brought to view their work and recognize themselves as Southern artists. Ultimately, the works of art are installed at the school site.
This outreach program encourages students to follow their own artistic path and visually express their unique viewpoint as Southerners, as well as to experience a museum environment and explore the Ogden Museum’s collections.
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