Dinky Toys, Meccano Ltd. (est. England, 1931), Model Plymouth Station Wagon, "Woodie," c. 1950-1960. Zinc and rubber. Gift of Dr. Frank de Caro in memory of his mother, Beatrice Mulvehill de Caro, 93.26.2
November 5, 2013 through March 16, 2014
Whether traveling by car, plane, or train, taking a trip often seems to be all about the destination. But what about the journey? This season the LSU Museum of Art explores the nostalgia of holiday travel with the exhibition Getting There.
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 Fran and Leroy Harvey, the Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders and Carriages Fine Clothiers.
Gabriel Dawe (b. Mexico City), detail of Plexus no. 15, at the LSU Museum of Art, 2012. Mixed media, thread. Courtesy of the artist.
Cascade of Color: Gabriel Dawe
Extended through March 2014, Gill Hamilton Gallery
Gabriel Dawe's works have evolved into large-scale, site specific installations involving seemingly simple materials, such as sewing thread. The result is a series of impermanent sculptural installations of captivating cascades of color. His mesmerizing installations differ with every changing perspective, from the intricacies of a work when viewed from close-up to the colorful threads that are more apparent from a distance. Both the complex structure and point of view offered by the large-scale installations give Dawe's artworks a distinct perspective that is unique and thought-provoking.
Nari Ward, Loisaidas LiquorsouL, 2011. (c) Lehmann Maupin Gallery; Nari Ward, 2013.
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.
Walter Inglis Anderson (American, 1903-1965), Sitting Cat, c. 1947. High glaze pottery. Gift of Nina Nichols Pugh, 97.4
The Permanent Collection
Selections from the LSU Museum of Art's permanent collection are always on display. The 5000+ work collection includes seventeenth-twentieth century American and British portraiture, landscape painting, prints and decorative arts, pre-Civil War silver, Chinese Jade, and Newcomb pottery.
Click HERE to see what is currently on display.