Lunchtime Lecture: I Just Buy What I Like

January 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
West Baton Rouge Museum
845 N. Jefferson Ave.
Port Allen
LA 70767
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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