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Past Exhibitions

Out of the Ordinary: Les Christensen & John Salvest

See?! BOOKS!


This exhibit invites you to rethink your junk drawer and maybe even your trash.


Artists John Salvest and Les Christensen transform the ordinary into extraordinary, turning what most think of as trash or junk into thought-provoking and beautiful sculptures and installations.

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On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America

Using traditional film photography, On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America presents 38 color photographs from the award-winning book by internationally known conservation photographer Michael Forsberg. Whooping cranes, the species found in Louisiana, were added to the endangered species list in 1967. This led to the development of an experimental population at the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in 2011.  This exhibition serves to highlight the cranes as well as the work to preserve this species in Louisiana and other locations throughout the country.  

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Harmonic Fascination: The Art of Max Papart

Max Papart, born in France in 1911, was a diverse artist with a clear vision.  After learning classical artistic practices, he determined that they were not for him, adopting a more abstract, surrealist style.  Papart moved to New Orleans in 1979 after multiple visits to the United States, and his new location continued to influence his work.  His prints and paintings are filled with color and symbolism.  This exhibition will look into Papart’s artistic development, from his classical drawing through his paintings, prints, and his exploration of a few other mediums.  

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Aaron Douglas and Arna Bontemps: Partners in Activism

the Alexandria Museum of Art and Arna Bontemps African american Museum have partnered to display this exhibition highlighting artist Aaron Douglas and author Arna Bontemps. Both men were professors at Fisk University in Nashville and were involved in the Harlem Renaissance.  Paintings and Illustrations by Aaron Douglas will be paired with writings by Arna Bontemps to create a unique exhibition of work by two influential African American artists and educators.  

 

Exhibit and associated events sponsored by the Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority (GAEDA). 

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Faculty & Friends: Artists Among Us

Inspired by the creative resources in our community, this invitational exhibition showcases faculty, staff, alumni, and volunteers of some of the arts organizations and arts education institutions in the Central Louisiaa region and throughout the state.  The collection of the Alexandria Museum of Art contains work by a number of teaching artists both past and present.  Some artists included in this year’s Faculty & Friends exhibition are represented in the collection and others we hope to add soon!

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