AN EYE ON JAZZ: PHOTOGRAPHS BY HERMAN LEONARD

May 11-July 14, 2013

Swinging syncopation wafted through the LSU Museum of Art as artists Herman Leonard and Edward Pramuk captured the spirit of jazz. The duo of exhibitions explore how music, musicians, and musical ideas have influenced visual arts.  

An Eye on Jazz: Photographs by Herman Leonard featured 36 black-and-white masterworks from the collection of A Gallery for Fine Photography, located in New Orleans. Renowned photographer Herman Leonard immersed himself in the world of jazz from 1948 to 2001, acquainting himself with musical legends Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Billie Holiday, among many others. Through innovative back lighting techniques, Leonard illuminated the spirit of musicians.