BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) is exhibiting “Our Louisiana” in the Main Gallery, Floor 1, from January 16, 2021 through January 14, 2024.
“Our Louisiana,” an exhibit exploring the work of Louisiana-born, Louisiana-based artists from the 19th century to the present and honoring the collecting efforts of the Louisiana Art & Science Museum since its founding in 1962, ends briefly at the end of the year.
On this occasion, a new selection of works from the permanent collection will be installed, but some special works from the current exhibition will remain on display. The refreshed facility will open to the public on January 15, 2022.
The curator, Lexi Adams, has sought to create a long-term display of collectibles for several years. This exhibit and subsequent rotation represent the end product of countless hours of planning, research and organization. Adams says, “I have the privilege of working closely with all of the objects in the LASM collection. During my time at LASM, I developed a great fondness for many of the works featured in “Notre Louisiane”, and it is a joy to share them with the public, where they can be enjoyed to the fullest.
Organized into separate categories – 19th Century Art; Modern Art; Contemporary art; Folk art, self-taught art and arts and crafts; and Baton Rouge Art – and featuring works by artists such as John James Audubon, Will Henry Stevens, Elizabeth Catlett, John Clemmer, Michael Crespo, Lin Emery and others, “Our Louisiana” illustrates the evolution of art in Louisiana through the Museum’s permanent collection. “LASM has been a collecting institution since its founding in 1962. The growth of the collection has been guided by the dedicated service of the members of the Board of Trustees, Advisory Board, Collections and Programs Committee and by the tireless efforts Staff.
The more than 4,000 objects in the permanent collection have passed through the museum thanks to generous donations, bequests and thoughtful purchases. It is the Museum’s responsibility to preserve these objects and tell their story, and much of that story comes directly from the creative hands, minds and hearts of artists in our very region. said Serena Pandos, President and Executive Director.
The artists whose work is on display were inspired by the landscape, people and culture that are unique to “Our Louisiana.”
The Louisiana Art & Science Museum is located at 100 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70801 and housed on the banks of the Mississippi River in a historic train station in downtown Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum believes the art and science shape each other, our lives and the world.
LASM is now open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Museum doors open at 9:45 a.m. for seating in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium. On Saturdays and Sundays, the planetarium’s last show is at 4 p.m. Admission, which includes unlimited access to all planetarium shows, is free for members and children 2 and under; $10 for children aged 3 to 12 and seniors aged 65 and over; and $12 for adults.
Active duty military, first responders, military veterans and their families enjoy free admission with ID through the Blue Star Museums program, sponsored by Special Risk Insurance, Inc. VFIS of Mississippi/Louisiana.
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