The installation will open to the public on Saturday, Jan. 15. The exhibit is organized in seven different categories: 19th-century art, modern art, contemporary art, folk art, self-taught art, craft art, and Baton Rouge Art. “Our Louisiana” illustrates the transformation of Louisiana art through the museum’s permanent collection.
“In my time at LASM I have developed a great fondness for many of the works on view in ‘Our Louisiana’ and it is a joy to share them with the public, where they can be appreciated to the fullest,” Curator Lexi Adams says.
“LASM has been a collecting institution since its founding in 1962,” President and Executive Director Serena Pandos said. “The growth of the collection has been guided by the dedicated service of members of the Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, the Collections and Programs Committee, and the tireless efforts of the staff.”
“I have the distinct privilege of working closely with all of the objects in the LASM’s collection,” Adams says. “In my time at LASM I have developed a great fondness for many of the works on view in ‘Our Louisiana’ and it is a joy to share them with the public, where they can be appreciated to the fullest.”
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The museum is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On weekends, the museum is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for members and children two years old and under, $10 for children ages three through 12, seniors 65-years-old and up and $12 for adults. The museum is located at 100 South River Road in Baton Rouge, La.
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