The Ogden Museum of Southern Art at the University of New Orleans owns the largest assemblage of Southern art in the world. Holdings recount the history and changing aesthetics of painting in Louisiana and other Southern states, and also include sculpture, photography, works on paper, self-taught art, and mixed media.
The Museum is housed in a comlex of three buildings. The glass and stone Goldring Hall features 47,000 sq ft of exhibition space for the 19th, 20th and 21st-century collections, rotating exhibition space, the museum store and the Center for Southern Craft and Design.
The neo-Romanesque-style Library (1889) -- the only building in the south designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson, despite his being a Louisiana-native -- when renovated will house the museum's 18th and 19th century art collections.
A new wing of the library is dedicated to the art and life of Clementine Hunter, a noted Louisiana self-taught artist.