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.
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Claire Elizabeth Gallery represents emerging and mid-career artists providing a variety of original works of contemporary art to enhance private and public collections.
CLAIRE ELIZABETH THRIFFILEY, DIRECTOR
Claire Thriffiley showed an interest in fine art from a young age. Under the tutelage of her cousin, Amy Palmer, a gifted visual artist and art teacher, Thriffiley began exploring the canon of art history beginning with the historical and transitioning into contemporary. She developed a fascination with artists, the creative process and visual manifestations of society and culture.
Prior to establishing the Claire Elizabeth Gallery, Thriffiley worked in the Consignments Department of Neal Auction Company. Previously, Thriffiley had worked as an insurance broker specializing in fine art insurance for private collections, galleries and museums at DeWitt Stern Group and Marsh & McLennan Companies in New York. Thriffiley also served as the graduate intern for the Worldwide Fine Art Director of Chubb Insurance, New York, as an auction preview and exhibition staff member at Bonhams, New York, and as the graduate intern in the Marketing and Communications Department at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Thriffiley attended The American Business School in Paris and the College of Charleston, where she graduated with a degree in International Business and double minors in Art History and French. In 2010, Thriffiley graduated with academic distinction from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York and received a M.A. in Arts Business. Her master’s thesis, which was titled “The Value of Arts in Local Communities: A Case Study of New Orleans, LA,” focused on the emerging art scene and influence of the creative sector on the social and economic development of the city post-Hurricane Katrina.
Locally, Thriffiley spends her free time volunteering with the art program at Children’s Hospital. She is the founder of “Amy’s Art Cart”, a fundraiser for the specialized mobile unit fitted with art supplies, crafts and activities for patients and their families to enjoy while undergoing treatments at Children's Hospital. Since 2014, "Amy's Art Cart" has raised over $22,000 for Children's Hospital and provided countless art supplies and creative activities for patients.
In addition to her work with Children's Hospital, Thriffiley also assists with event planning and charity auctions for non-profits throughout the city and has volunteered with Hogs for the Cause, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, the George Rodrigue Foundation for the Arts and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
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NEW ORLEANS WEEK<> Contemporary Arts Center - dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time.
The CAC is a multidisciplinary arts center that is dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The CAC is a cultural leader. As such, it organizes, presents, and tours curated exhibitions, performances and programs by local, regional, national, and international artists. It demonstrates proactive local and regional leadership by educating children and adults, cultivating and growing audiences, and initiating and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities, and supporters.
Our vision is that the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans be a multidisciplinary arts center, nationally recognized as a leader in the presentation and support of contemporary arts, artists, and emerging art forms. In doing so, it will explore and involve the diverse cultures of our communities.
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NEW ORLEANS WEEK<> Brand Art Gallery - dedicated to representing emerging and established Southern artists.
MISSION STATEMENT: Brand New Orleans Art Gallery is dedicated to representing emerging and established Southern artists with a particular focus on artists from Louisiana. We aspire to create an environment that encourages people from all walks of life to visit the gallery and meet our artists. When you enter the gallery our hope is that you are immersed in the featured artists world.
The gallery was established in August 2015 with its very first opening on White Linen Night, the Arts District of New Orleans’ gallery art walk tradition. After only a year of being open, the gallery has already exhibited over ten different local New Orleans artists, and currently represents six different artists, four of which have lived in Louisiana for over two decades, and two of which are native to the city.
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The New Orleans Museum of Art, the city’s oldest fine arts institution, has a magnificent permanent collection of almost 40,000 art objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to grow. The five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States, with over 60 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges.
While browsing NOMA’s collection online, you can save works of art and create your own collection! You can print your collection and use it for your own tour the next time you visit the Museum.
NOMA continues to exhibit, interpret and preserve works of art from ancient to modern times. Paintings, drawings and prints, and decorative arts survey the development of Western Civilization from the pre-Christian era to the present. Reflecting its rich historic and cultural heritage in New Orleans, NOMA has formed a comprehensive survey of African and French art. Among its French treasures is a group of works by the French Impressionist Edgar Degas who visited maternal relatives in New Orleans in the early 1870s and painted just 20 blocks from the Museum. NOMA’s collection of works by masters of the School of Paris includes paintings and sculptures by Picasso, Braque, Dufy and Miro, among others.
NOMA is in the process of adding over 10,000 pieces from the collection to this web site. The work currently on the site is a sample of what is to come. In the meantime, if visitors are interested in researching over 20,000 collection images in the NOMA library, please contact librarian Sheila Cork to make an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org/504-658-4117. Thank you for your patience!
NOMA has developed a unique Arts of the Americas collection, surveying the cultural heritage of North, Central and South America from the pre-Columbian period through the Spanish Colonial era. This collection is especially rich in objects from the great Mayan culture of Mexico and Central America, and in painting and sculpture from Cuzco, the fabulous Spanish capital of Peru. An important part of the Museum’s display of American art is a suite of period rooms featuring 18th and 19th century furniture and decorative arts.
As it has for a century, the New Orleans Museum of Art continues to be a gathering place for all those seeking to share the beauty of this extraordinary collection or world art and learn from it. NOMA engages, educates and enriches the diverse populations within, and drawn to, the New Orleans area.
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