09/06/2012 09:59 AM
BATON ROUGE – LSU faculty, staff and students are invited to the LSU Museum of Art on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for “LSU Night,” which will also serve as the opening reception for the museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Louisiana's Artist: Clementine Hunter,” along with the release of the LSU Press publication, “Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art,” by Art Shiver and Tom Whitehead. Admission for the event is free for LSU faculty, staff and students.
The exhibit provides a modest retrospective of the self-taught artist’s life and work. It also shows the range and passion of an artist who, in depicting the activities of her daily life, unknowingly documented one of the most significant times in history for Louisiana's African-American communities.
Gallery tours will be held at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by the Louisiana Culinary Institute, and music will be provided by 3UP Productions. Shiver and Whitehead will also be on hand to sign copies of their book during the event. In addition, there will also be games that explore the museum’s permanent collection, as well as demonstrations by artists from the museum’s current “Uniquely Louisiana” exhibition.
The exhibit will be on display at the museum from Sept. 8 - March 31, 2013.
The LSU Museum of Art is located in downtown Baton Rouge on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette Street. For more information, call 225-389-7200 or visit www.lsumoa.com.
Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012