Calendar

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.

Feb
9
Sat
Meet Me at the Poet Tree @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

February 9 from 10AM – Noon, Enjoy fun for the whole family at an interactive poetry workshop,  Meet Me at the Poet Tree with John K. Lawson. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, children and their grown-ups will engage in unique kinetic activities to spark the writing process that will result in the creation of original poems.  This program is FREE. However, space is limited and advanced registration is required by calling (225) 336-2422 Ext. 200.

Feb
14
Thu
Lunchtime Lecture- Nancy Penrose @ West Baton Rouge Museum
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to welcome author, Nancy Penrose on Thursday, February 14 at Noon for a lunchtime lecture and book signing on A Dream and a Chisel: Louisiana Sculptor Angela Gregory in Paris, 1925–1928.

A Dream and a Chisel is a memoir based on Penrose’s oral history interviews with internationally known sculptor, Angela Gregory (1903–1990), as well as letters and diaries compiled before Gregory’s death in 1990. Gregory’s works include bas-relief profiles for the Louisiana State Capitol, the Bienville Monument in New Orleans, other monuments and sculptures incorporated into buildings, portrait busts, medallions, and other forms that appear in museums and public spaces throughout the state. Gregory’s work appeared in group shows at many prestigious museums and in exhibitions, including the Salon des Tuileries and the Salon d’Automne in Paris, the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, the National Collection of Fine Arts in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. West Baton Rouge Museum now has a permanent installation of maquette or scale model pieces Gregory created for the Louisiana State Capitol profiles.

Nancy L. Penrose is an award-winning writer whose essays have been published in many literary magazines and in anthologies. She is the coauthor, with Khoo Seow Hwa, of Behind the Brushstrokes: Appreciating Chinese Calligraphy. From 1999 to 2014 Penrose served as writer, editor, and communications coordinator for the University of Washington’s ocean observatory program.

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.