Calendar

Oct
20
Sat
Malaika Favorite: Washboard City
Oct 20 2018 – Jan 20 2019 all-day

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.

Nov
3
Sat
Picturing Nam
Nov 3 – Dec 30 all-day

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.

Dec
17
Mon
Enrichment Monday – Alma Sugar Mill Field Trip
Dec 17 all-day

If interested, contact Gwenn LaViolette at 225-336-2422 x201. FREE.

Jan
20
Sun
Opening Reception: The Square Collection @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Meet collector, Lawrence Square. Let him lead the way through a stunning art collection of two- and three- dimensional works made by artists including Tina Allen, Elizabeth Catlett, Charles Dickson, John Ray, Jacob Lawrence, Ed Dwight, and more. Then enjoy afternoon refreshments and original choreographed dance performances inspired by sculptures in the collection such as Eclipse, Firebird, and Evolution.  In an interview, Mr. Square said, “Tina loved watching the movement of dancers and the motions they put into their art. So she tried to capture that in her art.”

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Square Collection exhibit on loan from Lawrence and Gay Square.

This program is FREE and open to the public. The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen. For more information, please call 225- 336- 2422 Ext. 200 or visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.

Jan
23
Wed
American Creed: Community Conversations- Panel Discussion @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

A screening of the PBS Documentary “American Creed” followed by a discussion led by Dr. Courtney Brown from LSU’s  National Writing Project

Jan
30
Wed
Lunchtime Lecture: I Just Buy What I Like @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to announce as part of our ongoing Lunchtime Lecture series, we will host Dr. Joyce Marie Jackson who will present, ‘I Just Buy What I Like’ – Backstories of the Lawrence Square Black Art Collection on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Noon.

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Square Collection exhibit on loan from Lawrence and Gay Square and will include a lecture as well as a brief conversation with collector, Lawrence Square.  As a collector herself, Dr. Jackson notes that whenever possible, she always tries to meet the artists whose works she is collecting. Over the years, she and Lawrence Square have conversed about different artists they have met, pieces they have purchased, and how the black art world has changed over time. Dr. Jackson will share a few of the collector’s backstories and thoughts on collecting art.

Dr. Joyce Marie Jackson is a Professor in the Department of Geography & Anthropology and Affiliate Faculty in African & African American Studies and in Women’s and Gender Studies at Louisiana State University.

This program is FREE and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen. For more information, please call 225- 336-2422 Ext. 200 or visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.

Community Conversations: American Creed- Writing Workshop @ West Baton Rouge Parish Library
Jan 30 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Reflect and respond to the American Creed program experience at the West Baton Rouge Parish Library.

Feb
1
Fri
Le Café Français @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Café français meets the first Friday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Education Room.   It is free and open to anyone interested in attending.  Each meeting features a topic to spur discussion.  Music is often provided by those in attendance.  And, of course, there’s always a bit of coffee and a little something sweet to eat.

Feb
6
Wed
Lunchtime Poetry Reading @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

On February 6 at Noon, come to a twist on our Lunchtime Lecture Series offerings. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy a Poetry Reading with John K. Lawson to accompany the Piecing Together the Blues exhibit.  This program is FREE and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

Feb
7
Thu
Collage Workshop @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

On February 7 from 6:30 – 8:30PM, hear the artist speak about the creative process he uses in designing his works and under his instruction, create a piece to keep at a Collage Workshop with John K. Lawson. This program is FREE. However, space is limited and advanced registration is required by calling (225) 336-2422 Ext. 200.