Join us on April 21st at our annual Sippin’ in Seersucker at The Shops at Canal Place, benefitting the Ogden Museum! Put on your best seersucker and celebrate the start of the summer social season in style. Sippin’ in Seersucker is an evening of Southern art, cuisine, cocktails, entertainment, fashion and more.
The evening will include live music from Little Freddie King and Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses, deluxe raffles, and shopping specials. The night will conclude with a contest for the best seersucker ensemble judged by Jolie Bensen Hamilton and Sarah Elizabeth Dewey Petitto of Jolie and Elizabeth!
Vendors representing some of New Orlean’s best restaurants including Nirvana Indian Cuisine, Aunt Sally’s Praline, Banana Blossom, The American Sector, Highly Seasoned Catering, Vega Tapas Café, Fulton Alley, Salon by Sucre, Gordon Biersch and more will be set up throughout The Shops during the night. An open bar is included in the ticket price, and free parking will be provided by the Berger and Ogden families.
The emcee for the evening is WDSU’s Charles Divins, and this year’s co-chairs are L. Kasimu Harris, Ariel Wilson, Benjy Lowry, and Shelly Gallender.
About the Ogden 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 80,000 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. It is the first museum in Louisiana to be designated an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
The mission of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South through its events, permanent collections, changing exhibitions, educational programs, publications, and research.
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.