Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Visite par les Français

On September 13th, David Houston, Co-director and Chief Curator of the Ogden Museum, led a tour of current exhibitions for the French Senatorial Delegation, former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, and staff from the French Consulate. The Senatorial Delegation included senators from across the country, including the Island of Corsica. After an introduction to the museum, the artist, Fred Brown, gave a brief talk about his jazz paintings in the collection. Houston then moved the delegation to the collection of artifacts and images of country music legends from the collection of Mississippi-born Marty Stuart, at which time the former Prime Minister informed the group of his expertise in early Rock-and-Roll. Houston guided them through the current exhibitions relating to Hurricane Katrina and the city's efforts to rebuild in the wake of the Federal Levee System failures, ending the tour with our historical paintings on the third floor and a visit to the to the South's only true Richardsonian building, the Ogden's Taylor Library.

Consul General Olivier Brochenin and Fred Brown, artist.

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