Upcoming Events       

Creative Louisiana: CFX

FRI, OCT 31 | 8:30 AM

Kick off your Halloween at LASM with a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the scariest and most realistic masks are made. On the morning of October 31, LASM will host a special Halloween version of Creative Louisiana, a monthly lecture series featuring top artists and creatives from around the region. This month's event will feature a special presentation by Baton Rouge-based, full-service special effects studio CFX, a company that has pioneered the silicone mask industry and in the process caught the attention of network giant HBO, who has tapped CFX to produce silicone masks for the hit series Game of ThronesJoin us at 8:30 AM for complimentary coffee and donuts before the 9 AM presentation. Admission to the talk is free. 

Viewing & Doing Art
November Activity: Art in Action
Ages 6 -12 
SAT, NOV 1 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM 

Take a break from your ordinary weekend routine to explore LASM's current exhibition Art in Action with your youngsters, and then have fun creating your own masterpiece! Inspired by this exhibition, there will be two unique projects in which to participate - painting using a compass and making a beautiful poured paint ornament!

First Sunday
SUN, NOV 2 | 2 PM

Want a unique and free day out with your friends or family? Visit LASM the first Sunday of every month! Discuss the artwork on view, discover how much you would weigh on the moon, see a 2,300-year-old mummy, and browse the Museum Store's uncommon selection of items. Or, for a special reduced admission of $5 for adults and $4 for children and seniors, watch a movie on the planetarium's 60-foot dome.

This month's program is sponsored by Louisiana Lottery Corporation. 

The Indiana Joneses of the Past: Tomb Robberies in Ancient Egypt 
SUN, NOV 2 | 2 PM

Among the oldest professions in the world, tomb robbery flourished in ancient Egypt where it was common knowledge that considerable wealth lay buried with the dead. Many of the richest and most superb treasures were interred during elaborate burials in and around Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. Despite efforts to hide the locations, early raiders discovered them. Come listen to Dr. Nigel Strudwick as he talks about these ancient Indiana Joneses and Laura Crofts. Learn who they were, what they did, and what happened to them! Currently a visiting professor of art history at the University of Memphis, Dr. Strudwick earned his Ph.D. from Liverpool University. He has excavated in Egypt for many years and as an extensive publication record. This presentation if offered in partnership with the Louisiana Interest Group of the American Research Center in Egypt.

Art After hours: Harmonic by Heather Hansen 
THURS, NOV 6 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM 

Witness art in action at this special performance showcasing the work of interdisciplinary artist Heather Hansen. Using her entire body as a tool, Hansen renders gestures with charcoal onto oversize canvas. This event is being held in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium and is in conjunction with the current exhibition Art in Action, which includes work by Hansen. Complementary wine will be served along with delicious hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Capitol City Grill. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students, and free for members.

This program is sponsored by McGlinchey Stafford. 

BASF Kids' Lab
Ages 6–12
November Activity: Chemistry is Bananas!

SAT, NOV    8 & 22    |  10:15 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM
SUN, NOV   9 & 23     |  1:30 PM, 3 PM

What do you have in common with a banana? Put on your gloves and goggles to discover the answer to this question. You will be rewarded with a firsthand look at an amazing material that makes all life possible. Each participant will also receive a cool backpack with surprises inside!

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