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The Louisiana Museum of Arts and Sciences exhibits “Our Louisiana”

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) exhibits “Our Louisiana” in the main gallery, floor 1, from January 16, 2021 to January 14, 2024.

“Our Louisiana,” an exhibition exploring the work of Louisiana-born and Louisiana-based artists from the 19th century to the present day and honoring the Louisiana Art & Science Museum’s collecting efforts since its founding in 1962, briefly ends at the end of the year.

At that time, a new selection of works from the permanent collection will be installed, although a few special works from the current exhibition will remain on display. The refreshed installation will open to the public on January 15, 2022.

Curator Lexi Adams has for several years sought to create a long-term exhibition of collectibles. This exhibit and the ensuing rotation represent the end product of countless hours of planning, research and organization. Says Adams, “I have the distinct privilege of working closely with all of the objects in the LASM collection. During my stay at LASM, I developed a great affection for many works exhibited in “Notre Louisiane”, and it is a joy to share them with the public, where they can be appreciated to the maximum.

Organized into separate categories – 19th Century Art; Modern Art; Contemporary art; Folk art, self-taught art and craftsmanship; 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, the Advisory Board, the Collections and Programs Committee and the tireless efforts of the staff. .

The more than 4000 objects of the permanent collection have passed through the museum thanks to generous donations, bequests and judicious 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 CEO.

The artists whose work is on display were inspired by the landscape, the people and the culture that is uniquely “Our Louisiana.”

The Louisiana Art & Science Museum is located at 100 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70801 and located on the banks of the Mississippi River in a historic train station in downtown Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum considers art and science shape each other, our lives and the world.

LASM is now open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Museum doors open at 9.45am for seats in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium. On Saturdays and Sundays, the last planetarium show takes place 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 people aged 65 and over; and $ 12 for adults.

Active duty military personnel, first responders, military veterans, and their families receive free entry with identification through the Blue Star Museums program, sponsored by Special Risk Insurance, Inc. VFIS of Mississippi / Louisiana.

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