Icons: The Sacred Muse by Clifton Webb

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

386 Beach Boulevard

Biloxi, MS 39530

Phone: (228) 374-5547

Icons: The Sacred Muse by Clifton Webb
The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Gallery of African American Art
August 21-November 3, 2018

Using a ‘visual alphabet’ developed over the course of his career, New Orleans-based artist Clifton Webb creates works imbued with reverence and dignity. Though the symbols he has developed may not be immediately familiar, they are unmistakably noble, and that was their intent. Webb set out to create works that would say to the world, “This is me and all the people around me who don’t get to see themselves, who don’t get to see the royalty and sacredness of who the African American is.”

A co-founder of the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, his work is included in the permanent collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art.  He has also exhibited at the Arthur Roger Gallery, the Atlanta Arts Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Chattanooga Museum of Afro-American Culture and History, the Alternatives Museum, and Max Hutchinson Gallery in New York.

Webb contributed significantly to the development of a younger generation of artists during his twenty-five years as a teacher in the New Orleans Talented in Visual Arts program.  He has a BFA and an MBA in sculpture from Louisiana State University.

Facility Info
  • Description Meeting space for community clubs and organizations available! It is recommended that meetings be booked at least six weeks in advance. Donations are welcome, of course! The dining room can accommodate approximately 25 people and has a kitchen. The second room holds approximately 15. For a standing group, approximately 50-75 people at a time and there is also the front porch that will handle your special group meeting or event – weather permitting!
  • Number of Rooms 3