Local Museum of Arts and Sciences Opens Louisiana Art Exhibit
BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — The Louisiana Art and Science Museum explores the work of Louisiana artists from the 19th century to today with an exhibit titled “Our Louisiana.”
“During my time at LASM, I have developed a great fondness for many of the works exhibited in ‘Our Louisiane’ and it is a joy to share them with the public, where they can be enjoyed to the fullest,” said the curator. Lexi Adams. .
The installation will be open to the public on Saturday, January 15. The exhibit is organized into seven different categories: 19th Century Art, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Folk Art, Self-Taught Art, Craft Art, and Baton Rouge Art. “Notre Louisiane” illustrates the transformation of Louisiana art through the museum’s permanent collection.
“LASM has been a fundraising institution since its founding in 1962,” said President and CEO Serena Pandos. “The growth of the collection has been guided by the dedicated service of the members of the Board of Trustees, the Advisory Board, the Collections and Programs Committee and the tireless efforts of the staff.”
“I have the great privilege of working closely with all the objects in the LASM collection,” says Adams. “During my time at LASM, I have developed a great fondness for many of the works featured in ‘Our Louisiane’ and it is a joy to share them with the public, where they can be enjoyed to the fullest.”
The museum is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On weekends, the museum is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for members and children two and under, $10 for children 3-12, seniors 65 and over, and $12 for adults. The museum is located at 100 South River Road in Baton Rouge, La.