Denyce Celentano, Everyone at the Beach Drives the Same Car, 2013. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.
Right Here, Now
November 8, 2013 through 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. The exhibition features more than 100 artworks by 24 current faculty-artists in the School of Art's eight studio areas: photography, painting and drawing, printmaking, graphic design, foundations, sculpture, ceramics, and digital media.
A full-color exhibition catalogue is available at the LSU Museum Store.
Right Here, Now was made possible in part by the support from Louisiana Machinery, Co.; a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge funded also in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency; Nadine Carter Russell; Mr & Mrs. Robert Galantucci; Alumni of the LSU College of Art + Design and Friends of the LSU Museum of Art.
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.
Lesley Dill (b. New York, 1950), Ms. Extaxie, I Was Born with a Veil; Ms. Extaxie, Traveler; Mr. Extaxie, Ardent; and Extaxie Pup, 2012. Mixed media. Courtesy of Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA; photo: Mike Smith.
I Gave My Whole Life to Words: Lesley Dill
September 6, 2013 through 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. In the exhibition I Gave My Whole Life to Words, Dill explores the intrinsic quality of words while presenting a visual poetry that is altogether relatable and deeply personal.
This exhibition is on loan from the Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, and is made possible in part by Country Roads, Celebrating 30 Years of Adventures Close to Home.
Rashaad Newsome (b. New Orleans, 1979), Grand Duchess of Gainesville, 2011. Single channel video with sound. Run time: 2:34 min. (c) Rashaad Newsome
Portraiture: Style and Ornament
September 2013 through 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.
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.
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.
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