The LSU Museum of Art seeks to enrich and inspire through collections, exhibitions, conservation and education, serving as a cultural and intellectual resource for the University, Baton Rouge, and beyond.
On March 5, 2005, the LSU Museum of Art moved from its former home on the LSU campus to the Shaw Center for the Arts. This dynamic architectural location provided, for the first time, a world-class facility in which to present a diverse range of exhibitions and educational programs.
Its new home offers a high-profile venue for rental events as well as a museum store featuring work by local artisans.
Today, LSU Museum of Art represents one of the largest university-affiliated art collections in the South and serves as a vital anchor for the Arts District in downtown Baton Rouge.
LSU Museum of Art is one of the main partners in the Shaw Center for the Arts and shares the facility with the 325-seat Manship Theatre, the Museum Store, two workshop studios, classrooms, a sculpture garden, and the LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery.