Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




The Ogden Musewn of Southern Art was created in 1994 when Roger Ogden, offered his world-class collection of Southern art valued at $13 million to The University of New Orleans provided that it could be housed in an approximate facility. Roger Ogden's initial donation was of 600 works dating from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Ogden stated the reason behind his donation, "I realized that the collection could not remain the responsibility of one individual or family, but that it should belong to the public. I knew that it was incumbent on me to make plans for its placement as a whole."