elemore morgan jr
 "Oak Shape" (1983) by Elemore Morgan Jr.
 image courtesy of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art/ University of New Orleans

Tonight, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans will honor the life and work of Elemore Morgan Jr. From 6-8 p.m. The special Ogden After Hours tribute will be moderated Nick Spitzer, host of American Routes.

In addition to the memorial service, the museum has organized an exhibition of Morgan Jr.'s works from its collection. Located on the museum’s third floor, the exhibition will feature paintings, including the iconic "View from the Prairie" (1988) — the image of which was used for the poster and invitation for the museum’s grand opening in 2003 — "Distressed Blossom" (2006), and evocative photographs of Cajun musicians. ...

"Elemore was a great friend to the Ogden Museum, and to all of us who work here," says museum director J. Richard Gruber. "His generous spirit and grand artistic vision will be missed by all who knew him. Elemore's art was rooted in the environment and culture of his native Louisiana, passed on to him by his father, noted photographer Elemore Morgan Sr. His love of this state and his understanding of its unique history infused the entire range of his work, which will serve as a lasting legacy for future generations."

In 2006, The Ogden presented a retrospective of the works of both Elemore Morgan Jr. and his father, Elemore Morgan Sr.

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