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Past Exhibitions

Christopher Sims: Theater of War

Christopher Sims: Theater of War showcases photographs of the fictitious Iraqi and Afghan villages staged at Fort Polk, Louisiana, to train U.S. troops prior to overseas deployment capture an unseen side of combat. The mock villages bring together U.S. soldiers, recent Iraqi and Afghan immigrants, and local townspeople to reenact the drama and horror of war -- an imaginary front in which Sims has been both a backstage visitor and played the character of an international news correspondent.

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James Michalopoulos: Rapt in Color

Exhibition Dates: September 5–November 22, 2014

Member Preview Reception: Friday, September 5, 6-8pm

Captivated by the scenes of New Orleans and landscapes of France near his summer studio, James Michalopoulos evokes the spirit of the subject through beautifully layered, textured, and complex color compositions. The exhibition features original paintings from New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival posters, portraits, steel sculptures, and rarely seen works on paper, all enveloped in color by this celebrated New Orleans-based artist.

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27th September Competition

Exhibition Dates: September 5 - November 22, 2014
Opening Reception & Award Ceremony: Friday, September 5, 6-8pm

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2014 Louisiana Dragon Boat Races Photo Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: September 5 – November 22, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 6-8pm

Relive the spirit of the races through photographs taken by local community members capturing the action and people of the event! The exhibition will feature photographs of race day taken by spectators.

Alexandria Museum of Art’s 4th Annual Louisiana Dragon Boat Races™, held on the scenic Red River May 10, 2014, featured more teams, food, elaborate costumes, and entertainment -- on and off the water!

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Dueling Visions of Liberty: Depictions of the American Civil War

Dueling Visions of Liberty: Depictions of the American Civil War presents the diverse political, regional, and racial viewpoints expressed during the American Civil War through art. The exhibit will feature a variety of artistic medium including contemporary paintings, lithographs from news journals, sculptures, photographs, and other period artifacts to represent the viewpoints of those who fought, stayed behind to defend their homes, and those that were neutral witnesses to the conflict.

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Theo Tobiasse: Textural Emergence

This selection of works from AMoA's permanent collection represents the later years of Theo Tobiasse's prolific and innovative career. As a teenager living in Paris, Tobiasse and his family were forced into hiding during the city's Nazi occupation from 1942 - 1944. Tobiasse’s work -- influenced by surrealism, expressionism and modern primitivism -- explores themes of mythology, biblical stories, exile and his own past. All of these elements combined to present rich metaphors for the 20th century.

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