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Diamonds of History: Mighty Women by Ashley Longshore

Diamonds of History: Mighty Women by Ashley Longshore

Main Gallery: First Floor

September 30, 2022 - January 29, 2023

Diamonds of History: Mighty Women by Ashley Longshore will feature a selection of portraits from Longshore's Mighty Women was first exhibited in collaboration with legendary fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg for her flagship store in New York City.  The series will highlight the contributions, struggles, and triumphs of 29 influential women from the past and today as depicted by New Orleans-based artist Ashley Longshore. This exhibition will trace the lives and the impact that these heroines have had on society through their work in the arts, sciences, political sphere, and beyond. Longshore is creating a colorful “Gem” painting that will debut at LASM’s exhibition to highlight the women whose portraits are on view and are true “Diamonds of History,” whose persistent sparkle will never fade. 

The Louisiana Art & Science Museum’s annual exhibitions program, including this presentation of Diamonds of History: Mighty Women by Ashley Longshore, is generously sponsored by Entergy. This exhibition is also generously sponsored by the Louisiana Office of Tourism's Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism through the Louisiana Attraction Support Grant program as well as the Alma Lee, Norman and Cary Saurage Fund of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.