March 24-February 10, 2010


Once Upon a Time took visitors on a timeless, magical journey to a dream-like world of fairy tales, myths, and fables, with fairytale-themed artworks and works of art that allude to some of the best-known and most-beloved legends. This exhibition presented items from the Museum’s permanent collection, as well as borrowed works celebrating the talents of local artists with ties to LSU.  The many stories explored in the show include Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast, The Tortoise and the Hare from Aesop’s Fables, Hans Christian Anderson’s The Ugly Duckling, and the Inuit myth, Sedna, about the goddess of the sea.