In its forty year history, the Alexandria Museum of Art has been associated with multiple talented artists in a variety of ways. Faculty & Friends: Reminiscing features thirteen artists who have had a strong connection with the museum at various times in its history. These artists served the museum as employees, board members, LSUA professors, and volunteers and have played a key role in the success of the museum, no matter their position.
Delta Doo, Alison Saar, 2002
monoprint/woodcut & chine colle, 33 7/8 x 24 3/8"
Photo courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation
Changing Landscapes: Photographs Along the Solomon Northup Trail by Jan Beauboeuf, documents the current landscape of sites chronicled in Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave. Changing Landscapes features stunning landscape photography by Avoyelles parish artist Jan Beauboeuf along the Solomon Northup trail. The trail traces the path of kidnapped free man of color, Solomon Northup, who lived as a slave in Central Louisiana until his rescue and return to S
Exibition Opening Friday, June 3rd 6-8 PM
Free and Open to the Public
The 29th September Competition is an annual juried exhibition highlighting the work of contemporary artists in all media and styles created within the past two years. 47 artworks selected from over 300 international submissions are included in the exhibition and featured in a full-color print catalog. This year, the 45 selected artists represent 2 countries, 18 states, and 40 cities.
Juror-designated awards are presented to artists selected from the exhibited works.
Louisiana is full of culture, not least of which is the varied French hiertage throughout the state. This exhibition will highlight artists from each of the three French speaking cultures of Louisiana, including 29th September Competition juror Francis Pavy. The AMoA collection includes work by artists with French heritage, as well as a few French artists. As the French connection has been strong through Louisiana's history, this influence has continued through to contemporary art.
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