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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The Music Maker Relief Foundation supports musicians who preserve the musical traditions of the South. Tim Duffy, its founder, has spent 35 years photographing the artists who work with the foundation. This exhibition features platinum palladium prints of many of these southern musicians in their own environment. These timeless photographs bring out the personalities and styles of these musicians and their art.
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