Eudora Welty Exhibit at Ogden Museum of Southern Art

It is time for a weekly installment of Welty on Wednesday!  A Eudora Welty photography exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans provided the perfect reason for a trip!

My daughter and I  packed and headed down I-55 for a visit with friends, a little shopping and dining,and of course seeing the Welty exhibit.There was even a little lagniappe, my friend Susan Haltom joined us.  Susan is the co-author of the beautiful and informative book

 One Writer’s Garden, Eudora Welty’s Home Place.  

If you have not read this book yet, I highly recommend it.  The photography, by Langdon Clay is stunning and Susan and Jane Roy Brown have done a fabulous job researching and documenting, not only the Welty garden, but have captured the art of creating and maintaining a garden in the 1930s and 1940s.

At the Ogden Museum

Here we are ready to see the exhibit!

The exhibit includes 50 photographs and 84 vintage snapshots and is titled Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and 1940s.  It is available thanks to  the courtesy of Eudora Welty LLC – Eudora Welty Collection, Mississippi Department of  Archives and History.

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The show is beautifully displayed with the vintage snapshots in cases, below the photographs.  Each case of snapshots is labelled so that you may easily identify the title of each picture, giving you descriptions which enable you to put each shot in its’ time and place.

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There were several photographs included which I was able to see for the first time.  One favorite in particular was of the old lunatic asylum in Jackson, Mississippi.  I have heard stories about the asylum but had not ever since a picture!  The pictures I really love the best are the close up shots of people – the faces of people.

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This excerpt from “Clyte” says it best.

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On the way out add your visitor’s sticker to the “trash can exhibit”!

July 14, 2013, will be the last day for the showing of these wonderful photographs – hurry!

Worker bees were buzzing in the garden today!  We had a great showing of volunteers and employees – the garden is glorious – come see.

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Comments

  1. I found your blog while searching for news about the Welty event today–I went from Baton Rouge! What a wonderful afternoon!
    (also, I’m a big fan of One Writer’s Garden!)

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      So glad that you stopped by! One Writer’s Garden is such a beautiful book isn’t it? I love my volunteer work in the Welty garden – looking forward to a children’s summer camp on Tuesday. Have a great day!