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.
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.
If interested, contact Gwenn LaViolette at 225-336-2422 x201. FREE.
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.
A screening of the PBS Documentary “American Creed” followed by a discussion led by Dr. Courtney Brown from LSU’s National Writing Project
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.
Reflect and respond to the American Creed program experience at the West Baton Rouge Parish Library.
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.
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.