Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Art + Community

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

January 21, 2019 ||| 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

In celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is hosting a FREE admission day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors of all ages are welcome to spend the day at the Museum exploring artists whose work investigates social justice, human rights and world peace through art activities, performances and dialogue. Make sure to catch the musical act, 504 Experience featuring Gerald French, playing from 3 to 5 p.m. Community groups such as Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners and the New Orleans Public Library will also be on hand to provide resources and opportunities. Bring the whole family to this free event at the O! Check back soon for the complete schedule!

Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners Book Drive:
The Ogden Museum has partnered with Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners to collect books for inmates. Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners is a nonprofit whose mission is to encourage literacy, to make prison-life more endurable and to support prisoner interests to the best of their abilities. Bring in four paperback books on Monday, Jan. 21 and get two free Museum admission passes! Popular requests include Black studies and literature, urban fiction, westerns, mysteries and thrillers, horror, sci-fi and fantasy. 

About Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners:
https://lab2p.org/about-us/

See their book wish list here:
https://lab2p.org/books/

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