Louisiana folk artist Malaika Favorite is known for her creative interpretations of history. In her latest series, Washboard City, scrub-boards are used as a symbol of the hard work, discipline, and determination of black women in the south.
This exhibit, curated by the National Archives, features some of the hundreds of thousands of photographs that military photographers stationed in Vietnam took to document American Armed Forces activities.
Space is limited. To reserve your spot, call 225-336-2422 x200. FREE.
Presented jointly with the West Baton Rouge Parish Library to accompany the Picturing Nam exhibit, this book club will cover The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, Everything We Had by Al Santoli, and Nam by Mark Baker. Space is limited. To register and check out loan copies of the reading material, call the WBRP Library at 225-342-7920. FREE.
If interested, contact Gwenn LaViolette at 225-336-2422 x201. FREE.
The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to announce as part of our ongoing Lunchtime Lecture series, we will host Fernando O. Rivera, Jr, CEO/Director, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System on Thursday, November 29 at Noon.
This program is being offered in conjunction with the Picturing Nam, a traveling exhibit on loan from the National Archives. Photographs are a powerful part of our collective memory of the Vietnam War. Many of the iconic photographs were taken by photojournalists working for newspapers, magazines, or wire services. But there were also military photographers in Vietnam serving in our armed forces. They took thousands of photographs that covered every aspect of the conflict—photographs that are now part of our National Archives. Their assignments sent them everywhere: the jungles and swamps, forward bases, hospital ships, rivers, and air bases. Un-sanitized and uncensored, these indelible images give an intimate and ground up view of the war and those who fought it.
This program is FREE and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
Gather with West Baton Rouge Museum Staffers and other members of the Francophone community around the coffee pot for conversations in French, Cajun French, or Creole. First Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m.