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Women in the Profession


                                 Alicia M. Bendana, Chair                          Maurine W. Laborde, Chair

Upcoming Events:

Ogden After Hours Social

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On Thursday, October 27, the Committee will hold a mix and mingle at Ogden After Hours from 6-8 p.m. This is an all ages event that is open to the entire family!

This event is free for members of the museum, and $13.50 for the general public. The Ogden is pleased to offer 25% off any level museum membership to all WIP members who attend OAH on October 27. Please visit the Ogden's website for more information on membership. The Ogden also has a young professionals group, called the Kohlmeyer Circle, that offers additional programming.

Ogden After Hours is a weekly entertainment series and all ages event featuring Southern musicians, films, and more. October 27th is the Ogden's annual Day of the Dead Celebration with the fun dance band Los Poboycitos, as well as the opening of the museum's Day of the Dead Altar exhibit.

Each OAH includes a cash-bar, and the museum's galleries are open for viewing as well. A simple art-project for children is presented in the Third Floor education gallery, inspired by a work on exhibition. The projects vary greatly from simple 2-D designs to collaged paper sculptures. Adults are also welcome to participate!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

6 - 8 pm

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Cost: FREE for Ogden members
        $13.50 for non-members


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. Email Morgan Ellis.
  3. Mail payment to 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130


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