Louisiana Modern and Contemporary Art

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 South and elsewhere.

Artists born in Louisiana or who worked in Louisiana from 1900 onward are represented. The core of the collection, acquired mostly through the 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, and Paul Ninas, among others. Contemporary works by notable Louisiana artists include art representative of Michael Crespo, Frank Hayden, Richard Johnson, Elmore Morgan Jr., Arthur Silverman, Hunt Slonem, Ed Whiteman, and others. In addition, LASM has a large collection of paintings by Clementine Hunter, one of America’s foremost folk artists.

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