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New Class Announcement: New Orleans Museums, Art Collections and Artists

 Join us at 4 Different Locations to investigate the Artistic Process from Creation to Exhibition. 

This seminar explores the contributions, impact, and diversity of the visual arts within the city of New Orleans. Few cities have played as significant a role in the history of American culture as New Orleans, which has long been home to one of the nation’s most diverse cultural communities. The subject matter of this course will revolve around a series of institutions/collections/working artist’s studios, active local ateliers and vary based on the season.   (Saskia Ozols)  May 16th-19th, 2023. 10am-12 pm

We will meet at a different art space each morning for a fresh topic and location.

Schedule & Tuition

Tuesday May 16th: The Ozols Collection Archives. (Uptown) Walk through viewing and talk adressing paintings and their technique in the collection.

Wednesday, May 17th: The New Orleans Museum of Art. (City Park) Sketching Rodin. Drawing and time to create. We will draw in direct observation of Rodin’s life size masterpiece “the Age of Bronze. ” 

Thursday May 18thThe Studio and Gallery of Emile Rhys. (French Quarter) We will Meet at her painting studio for a tour of her work and process then and walk over to her exhibition space & gallery on Royal St. 

Friday May 19th: The Historic New Orleans Collection: (French Quarter) Viewing arranged to see Ellsworth Woodward’s paintbox and its contents along with his painting ” The Matador” . We will also see two other historic paintboxes from their archives and participate in a guided tour of their collection.

Tuition: $575. To reserve a space, inquire, or register please contact Venmo/cash/checks accepted.

*partial scholarships available.

(I originally wrote and taught this course as an arts writing seminar for Boston University, where it was titled “Boston’s Museums, Art Collections, and Artists.” I translated it to fit New Orleans Institutions and will be teaching it independently through the Fine Arts Preservation Society of New Orleans.)