The Ogden fits into the small niche museum category. Their mission is to use its collections to increase the public’s awareness of the art American South and thereby learn about its culture and history. To that end they have permanent exhibitions of major southern artists as well as changing exhibitions.
We enjoyed seeing more of the work of George Ohr, Walter Anderson, and Newcomb Art Pottery. Marsha particular liked the work of Michael Deas. There was also an exhibit of the costumes from the TV show Treme that caught Harry’s eye.
By choosing not to stay in a hotel but instead using Airbnb to find lodging we really made a good decision. Especially since we chose Karen Dolan’s listing. It’s like visiting a friend in another city who has a great guest suite and with whom you can chat about your day. And that friend has decorated their home with a flare for color, design and the unusual. After a week here I am still turning a corner and saying, “Harry look at that”. You can make your own coffee when you want it, you can prepare your own food if you wish. Or walk to the either terrific coffee shop (Satsuma) a few blocks away and/or Elizabeth’s Restaurant from which you emerge dazzled by the meal you just had. We are very happy here.