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A Work in Process:  Paintings by Gustave Blache III

Main Galleries

Through June 04

Ordinary people engaged in the process of their everyday work forms the primary subject matter of these intimate paintings by Louisiana artist Gustave Blache III. His painted scenes are contemporary. Yet, the size of Blache’s depictions, the ornate...

Polymers in Art Through the Centuries

Soupçon Gallery

Through June 04

Polymers are chemical compounds composed of small, identical molecules called monomers that link together to form repeating structural units that resemble chains. Some polymers, like cellulose, occur naturally, while others, such as acrylic or nylon, are artificial. Using examples...

Absence and Presence: The Moons of Monica Zeringue

Universe Gallery

Through June 25

The Moon and its phases are the focus of the newest series, titled Absence and Presence, by New Orleans artist Monica Zeringue. Composed of paintings and renderings in graphite on primed linen, many embellished with beads, Zeringue’s images...

It’s Academic: A Hands-On Art Experience

Colonnade Gallery

Through May 14

Six interactive displays invite visitors of all ages to draw, make collages, and even put on costumes while learning about traditional subjects in Western art. The great art academies of Europe wielded considerable historic influence. These schools did more than...

Upcoming Exhibitions

Saving Stories: A Playful Take on Recording Personal History

Colonnade Gallery

May 17 - October 01

Reflect, preserve and share life stories in this hands-on display. Three installations by local school groups not only provide a glimpse into the lives of their youthful makers but also invite visitors of all ages to participate by adding on their own stories. Additional...

Incredible Insects

Science Station Gallery

June 03 -

Get up-close and personal this summer with some of the most bizarre yet astonishing insects. This intimate display of specimens is on loan from the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum and shown alongside scientific illustrations by Mississippi artist Joe MacGown. Among the insect-themed activities is...

Faces of the Flood

Main Galleries

June 14 - September 03

A testament to the resilient and generous spirit of Baton Rouge, Faces of the Flood looks back upon the historic August flood of 2016 and its immediate impact on the Baton Rouge community.  Photographed amidst damaged homes, churches and businesses, area residents...

Past Exhibitions

2017

2016

Selections from the Collection - December 03, 2016 - February 26, 2017

Passages of Time: Drawings by Gerry Wubben - December 03, 2016 - February 26, 2017

Contemporary Old Masters - December 03, 2016 - February 26, 2017

Capitol City Contemporary: 3/Photography - August 13, 2016 - December 11, 2016

Diamond Nights: Photographs by Beth Moon - August 06, 2016 - January 15, 2017

Lovely as a Tree - August 06, 2016 - November 27, 2016

The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons - April 20, 2016 - July 24, 2016

The Origins of Animation: A Hands-on Exhibit - April 16, 2016 - August 07, 2016

A Universe in Glass: Josh Simpson - March 15, 2016 - September 18, 2016

Flutterby: Butterfly - January 16, 2016 - April 10, 2016

The Artist Revealed: Artist Portraits & Self-Portraits - January 09, 2016 - April 03, 2016

Raphael Soyer: Intimate Portraits - January 09, 2016 - April 03, 2016

Solarium - January 05, 2016 - April 03, 2016

2015

Sun Light/Star Light: Contemplations on the Solar Orb - October 10, 2015 - January 03, 2016

Capitol City Contemporary 2: Landscape - September 18, 2015 - January 10, 2016

CANstruction - August 26, 2015 - September 15, 2015

Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami - July 14, 2015 - September 27, 2015

Recent Acquisitions: Louisiana Art & Science Museum Collection - July 13, 2015 - September 13, 2015

Emerson Bell: A Tribute - March 27, 2015 - June 21, 2015

From Clay to Bronze: Revisited - March 21, 2015 - June 28, 2015

Monuments & Metaphors: Art In Public Spaces - March 21, 2015 - June 28, 2015

From Clay to Bronze Revisited - March 20, 2015 - June 27, 2015

Brilliant Solutions: Glasgow Middle School’s Talented Art Students - February 20, 2015 - March 21, 2015

Manchac: In the Wake of North Pass - January 09, 2015 - March 14, 2015

A World of Dreams: Landscapes by Tula Telfair - January 09, 2015 - March 14, 2015

2014

The Show Window: John Gray - October 21, 2014 - February 14, 2015

Capitol City Contemporary: 1. Abstraction - October 21, 2014 - February 14, 2015

Peter de Francia: An Italianate in Britain - October 03, 2014 - January 03, 2015

Art in Action: Inflate. Draw. Pour. Jason Hackenwerth. Heather Hansen. Holton Rower - October 03, 2014 - January 03, 2015

Selections from the LASM Collection: Egyptian Tapestries - July 22, 2014 - October 11, 2014

Herman Mhire – Emilio Garcia: The Art & Science of Shells - July 04, 2014 - September 23, 2014

American Brilliant Cut Glass: A Silver Lining - July 04, 2014 - September 23, 2014

Hunt Slonem: Bunnies! - April 14, 2014 - June 21, 2014

The River Inside: A Photographic Journey by John Guider - April 08, 2014 - October 19, 2015

The Red Stick Piece: An Installation by Jonathan Brilliant - March 24, 2014 - June 28, 2014

Native American Baskets from the LASM Collection - February 25, 2014 - June 21, 2014

The Art of Fashion: Anthony Ryan - January 17, 2014 - March 29, 2014

Odd Nerdrum: Timeless - January 10, 2014 - March 22, 2014

2013

2012

Garden of Industry: Cynthia Giachetti and Ben Diller - October 11, 2012 - January 04, 2013

LASM: 50 Years of Collecting - October 05, 2012 - January 05, 2013

Train Memorabilia from the LASM Collection - August 24, 2012 - January 05, 2013

Digital Paintings: John F. Simon, Jr. - June 29, 2012 - September 22, 2012

The Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Lauren Rogers Museum - March 30, 2012 - June 23, 2012

Woodcuts by Jacques Hnizdovsky from the LASM Collection - March 28, 2012 - June 23, 2012

John Clemmer: New and Selected Works - January 27, 2012 - May 05, 2012

Robert Warrens: Fiction & Fantasy - January 24, 2012 - March 24, 2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Ida Kohlmeyer: Standing Among Giants - October 03, 2008 - January 10, 2009

William Greiner: Fallen Paradise, Photographs of New Orleans, 1995-2005 - July 04, 2008 - September 27, 2008

Myth and Magic: Recent Paintings by Michael Crespo - July 04, 2008 - September 27, 2008

Jim Henson’s Fantastic World - March 27, 2008 - June 21, 2008

2007

2006

2005

Peter Halley: Present and Past  - September 16, 2005 - January 14, 2006

Jacques Henri-Lartigue: A Boy, A Camera, An Era - June 29, 2005 - September 10, 2005

Susan Read Cronin: Fables, Foibles, and Fairy Tales - March 11, 2005 - October 19, 2015

Ed Young: The Child in Me - March 11, 2005 - April 30, 2005

Anyone Can Fly—Faith Ringgold: A Survey - January 19, 2005 - March 05, 2005

2004

2003