Louisiana Modern and Contemporary Art

Artists either from Louisiana or who worked in Louisiana from 1900 onward are represented. Featuring a range of styles and media, the artworks showcase major developments in Louisiana art and its relationship to art in the rest of the the South and elsewhere. The core of the collection, acquired mostly through L. Cary Saurage II Fund in Honor of Alma Lee and H.N. Saurage Jr. of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation , includes works by Conrad Albrizio, Fritz Bultman, Caroline Durieux, Knute Heldner, Will Henry Stevens, Paul Ninas, among others.

The collection includes works by notable Louisiana contemporary artists, including Michael Crespo, Frank Hayden, Richard Johnson, Elmore Morgan Jr., Arthur Silverman, Ed Whiteman, and others. In addition, LASM has a large collection of paintings by Clementine Hunter, one of America’s foremost folk artists.

Only a fraction of the permanent collection is on view at any one time. For more information on what is on view during your visit, please visit our current exhibitions.