Portraiture: Style and Ornament
September 2013 - January 19, 2014
Portraiture: Style and Ornament is a special project featuring the video works of Rashaad Newsome (b. 1979, New Orleans). Newsome's recent work investigates heraldry as an abstract system of portraiture. Marking the Louisiana debut of Newsome's video series Swag: A Mix Tape, Volume 1, this exhibition also includes seventeenth- and eighteenth-century portraits from the LSU Museum of Art's early collection. Guest curated by: Laura Blereau.
I Gave My Whole Life to Words: Lesley Dill
September 6, 2013 - January 19, 2014
Lesley's Dill's work is characterized by the complex interweaving of a wide range of materials, images, and text. Language is a defining element in her work, providing context and reference.
November 5, 2013 - March 16, 2014
Viewing the Museum's collection of toys has become a holiday tradition for many Baton Rouge families. Travel enthusiasts will delight in this year's holiday exhibition featuring leisure, vacation, voyage, and far-off lands. This exhibition is organized in part by the Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders.
Right Here, Now
November 8, 2013 - February 16, 2014
University art faculty members are not only educators, but also working artists. Right Here, Now provides a unique opportunity to see the quality and variety of art created by LSU's School of Art professors, associate professors, and assistant professors.
Rooted Communities: The Art of Nari Ward
February 7, 2014 - August 10, 2014
Nari Ward's dramatic sculptural installations are composed of material systematically collected from the neighborhoods where he lives and works, or is personally connected.
The Visual Blues
March 8, 2014 - July 13, 2014
The Visual Blues highlights the melodic influences of blues and jazz music, dance, travel, and social clubs upon the brushstrokes of Harlem Renaissance artists. This exhibition presents the innovative contributions of some of the most celebrated artists of the early twentieth century, and expresses the lasting effects of their artistic achievements.