Calendar

Feb
18
Mon
OLLI @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to have been selected to present a course through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at LSU) in the Spring Semester of 2019.Classes will meet for two hours on consecutive Mondays (excluding March 4, Lundi Gras) from February 18 – April 1.

In celebration of the Square Collection exhibit, and the museum’s latest permanent installation, a Juke Joint exhibit, this OLLI course will explore Movement in Art and Music. Through a series of six classes taking place on February 18, 25, March 11, 18, 25, and April 1, registered participants will experience exhibit tours, performances by dancers and musicians, artists demonstrations, and lectures by art collectors and historians.. The course will culminate with an opportunity to create a piece of art to keep that incorporates an expressive form of movement.

This program is open to OLLI members. Space is limited, and tuition is charged. To register for this program, participants must first become a member of OLLI and sign up for the course by visiting www.outreach.lsu.edu?Enrichment?OLLI-at-LSU or call 225.578.2500.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Louisiana State University (OLLI at LSU) is a membership-based program offering non-credit courses and activities that focus on active learning and is one of a network of 120 university-affiliated lifelong learning programs supported by The Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI at LSU is open to anyone who is 50 and over and enjoys learning. More than 1000 members choose from more than 200 courses, field trips, lectures, and social events each year, held at 13 locations across Baton Rouge and south Louisiana. Explore new ideas, indulge new interests, and make and enjoy new friends.

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.

Feb
25
Mon
OLLI @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to have been selected to present a course through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at LSU) in the Spring Semester of 2019.Classes will meet for two hours on consecutive Mondays (excluding March 4, Lundi Gras) from February 18 – April 1.

In celebration of the Square Collection exhibit, and the museum’s latest permanent installation, a Juke Joint exhibit, this OLLI course will explore Movement in Art and Music. Through a series of six classes taking place on February 18, 25, March 11, 18, 25, and April 1, registered participants will experience exhibit tours, performances by dancers and musicians, artists demonstrations, and lectures by art collectors and historians.. The course will culminate with an opportunity to create a piece of art to keep that incorporates an expressive form of movement.

This program is open to OLLI members. Space is limited, and tuition is charged. To register for this program, participants must first become a member of OLLI and sign up for the course by visiting www.outreach.lsu.edu?Enrichment?OLLI-at-LSU or call 225.578.2500.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Louisiana State University (OLLI at LSU) is a membership-based program offering non-credit courses and activities that focus on active learning and is one of a network of 120 university-affiliated lifelong learning programs supported by The Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI at LSU is open to anyone who is 50 and over and enjoys learning. More than 1000 members choose from more than 200 courses, field trips, lectures, and social events each year, held at 13 locations across Baton Rouge and south Louisiana. Explore new ideas, indulge new interests, and make and enjoy new friends.

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.

Mar
1
Fri
Le Café Français @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Mar 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.

Mar
11
Mon
OLLI @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to have been selected to present a course through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at LSU) in the Spring Semester of 2019.Classes will meet for two hours on consecutive Mondays (excluding March 4, Lundi Gras) from February 18 – April 1.

In celebration of the Square Collection exhibit, and the museum’s latest permanent installation, a Juke Joint exhibit, this OLLI course will explore Movement in Art and Music. Through a series of six classes taking place on February 18, 25, March 11, 18, 25, and April 1, registered participants will experience exhibit tours, performances by dancers and musicians, artists demonstrations, and lectures by art collectors and historians.. The course will culminate with an opportunity to create a piece of art to keep that incorporates an expressive form of movement.

This program is open to OLLI members. Space is limited, and tuition is charged. To register for this program, participants must first become a member of OLLI and sign up for the course by visiting www.outreach.lsu.edu?Enrichment?OLLI-at-LSU or call 225.578.2500.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Louisiana State University (OLLI at LSU) is a membership-based program offering non-credit courses and activities that focus on active learning and is one of a network of 120 university-affiliated lifelong learning programs supported by The Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI at LSU is open to anyone who is 50 and over and enjoys learning. More than 1000 members choose from more than 200 courses, field trips, lectures, and social events each year, held at 13 locations across Baton Rouge and south Louisiana. Explore new ideas, indulge new interests, and make and enjoy new friends.

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.

Mar
14
Thu
Lunchtime Lecture- How to Weed Your Attic @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

How to Weed Your Attic with Dr. Elizabeth Dow. Decide what to keep, discard, and determine what has historic significance.

Mar
18
Mon
OLLI @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to have been selected to present a course through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at LSU) in the Spring Semester of 2019.Classes will meet for two hours on consecutive Mondays (excluding March 4, Lundi Gras) from February 18 – April 1.

In celebration of the Square Collection exhibit, and the museum’s latest permanent installation, a Juke Joint exhibit, this OLLI course will explore Movement in Art and Music. Through a series of six classes taking place on February 18, 25, March 11, 18, 25, and April 1, registered participants will experience exhibit tours, performances by dancers and musicians, artists demonstrations, and lectures by art collectors and historians.. The course will culminate with an opportunity to create a piece of art to keep that incorporates an expressive form of movement.

This program is open to OLLI members. Space is limited, and tuition is charged. To register for this program, participants must first become a member of OLLI and sign up for the course by visiting www.outreach.lsu.edu?Enrichment?OLLI-at-LSU or call 225.578.2500.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Louisiana State University (OLLI at LSU) is a membership-based program offering non-credit courses and activities that focus on active learning and is one of a network of 120 university-affiliated lifelong learning programs supported by The Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI at LSU is open to anyone who is 50 and over and enjoys learning. More than 1000 members choose from more than 200 courses, field trips, lectures, and social events each year, held at 13 locations across Baton Rouge and south Louisiana. Explore new ideas, indulge new interests, and make and enjoy new friends.

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.

Mar
20
Wed
Lunchtime Lecture- Mary Ann Sternberg @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunchtime Lecture and book signing with Mary Ann Sternberg, author of River Road Rambler Revisited. FREE

Mar
25
Mon
OLLI @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to have been selected to present a course through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at LSU) in the Spring Semester of 2019.Classes will meet for two hours on consecutive Mondays (excluding March 4, Lundi Gras) from February 18 – April 1.

In celebration of the Square Collection exhibit, and the museum’s latest permanent installation, a Juke Joint exhibit, this OLLI course will explore Movement in Art and Music. Through a series of six classes taking place on February 18, 25, March 11, 18, 25, and April 1, registered participants will experience exhibit tours, performances by dancers and musicians, artists demonstrations, and lectures by art collectors and historians.. The course will culminate with an opportunity to create a piece of art to keep that incorporates an expressive form of movement.

This program is open to OLLI members. Space is limited, and tuition is charged. To register for this program, participants must first become a member of OLLI and sign up for the course by visiting www.outreach.lsu.edu?Enrichment?OLLI-at-LSU or call 225.578.2500.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Louisiana State University (OLLI at LSU) is a membership-based program offering non-credit courses and activities that focus on active learning and is one of a network of 120 university-affiliated lifelong learning programs supported by The Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI at LSU is open to anyone who is 50 and over and enjoys learning. More than 1000 members choose from more than 200 courses, field trips, lectures, and social events each year, held at 13 locations across Baton Rouge and south Louisiana. Explore new ideas, indulge new interests, and make and enjoy new friends.

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.

Apr
1
Mon
OLLI @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to have been selected to present a course through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at LSU) in the Spring Semester of 2019.Classes will meet for two hours on consecutive Mondays (excluding March 4, Lundi Gras) from February 18 – April 1.

In celebration of the Square Collection exhibit, and the museum’s latest permanent installation, a Juke Joint exhibit, this OLLI course will explore Movement in Art and Music. Through a series of six classes taking place on February 18, 25, March 11, 18, 25, and April 1, registered participants will experience exhibit tours, performances by dancers and musicians, artists demonstrations, and lectures by art collectors and historians.. The course will culminate with an opportunity to create a piece of art to keep that incorporates an expressive form of movement.

This program is open to OLLI members. Space is limited, and tuition is charged. To register for this program, participants must first become a member of OLLI and sign up for the course by visiting www.outreach.lsu.edu?Enrichment?OLLI-at-LSU or call 225.578.2500.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Louisiana State University (OLLI at LSU) is a membership-based program offering non-credit courses and activities that focus on active learning and is one of a network of 120 university-affiliated lifelong learning programs supported by The Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI at LSU is open to anyone who is 50 and over and enjoys learning. More than 1000 members choose from more than 200 courses, field trips, lectures, and social events each year, held at 13 locations across Baton Rouge and south Louisiana. Explore new ideas, indulge new interests, and make and enjoy new friends.

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.

Apr
6
Sat
Underground Railroad Exhibit Opening @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Magnolia Plantation on the Cane River, LA; “They worked me all de day, Widout one cent of pay; So I took my flight in de middle ob de night, When de moon am gone away.” – chorus of Geo. W. Clark Liberty Song

 

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibition, Through
Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad which will open on April 6 and run through May 25, 2019. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales spent more than a decade
meticulously researching “fugitive” slaves and the ways they escaped to freedom. The path Michna-
Bales documented encompasses roughly 2,000 miles of actual sites, cities, and places that freedom-
seekers passed. In this series of photographs, she helps us imagine the long road to freedom as seen
through the eyes of those who made the epic journey.

The journey sometimes began in the middle of the night with people carrying little more than the
knowledge that moss grows on the north side of trees. An estimated 100,000 enslaved people
between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865 chose to embark on this journey to freedom.
Many consider the Underground Railroad to be the first great freedom movement in the Americas
and the first time when people of different races and faiths worked together in harmony for freedom
and justice. Some consider the Underground Railroad the first civil rights movement within
America.  Louisiana freedom stories will be included in this exhibit, including an original reward
letter from 1817 for a man who escaped from Pointe Coupee Parish.

This exhibition is on loan from ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more
information about the programs and activities associated with the exhibition call (225) 336-2422 x
200 or visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday,
10AM to 4:30PM and Sunday 2 to 5PM. The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N.
Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen.