09/11/2014 10:24 AM
BATON ROUGE – On Sept. 18, the public is invited to stay out late and join the LSU Museum of Art for a night of sports, food and fun.
In conjunction with the vastly popular “LeRoy Neiman: Action!” exhibition currently on display, the museum will be open late for a special sports trivia event, offering patrons delicious food from Heirloom Cuisine with perfectly paired beers from Baton Rouge’s own brewery, Tin Roof Brewing Company. Guests will experience a fun atmosphere as they show off their LSU Sports knowledge with trivia questions.
Special LSU sports figures will make an appearance, and guests can vie for priceless signed auction items, including an autographed baseball, basketball and football.
Guests at the event can also visit the museum’s gallery, located on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts at 100 Lafayette St. in downtown Baton Rouge, to view some of iconic sports artist Neiman’s best works in the current exhibition. The exhibition features more than 80 of Neiman’s most electrifying drawings, paintings and prints of iconic American sports stars and entertainers, showcasing many of Neiman’s most dynamic and rarely seen drawings for the first time in decades.
The LSU Museum of Art Store will also stay open late, so guests can stop by the store to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts. The store prides itself on showcasing items from Louisiana artists, including stunning pottery from self-taught artist Clementine Hunter, prints by the one-and-only George Rodrigue and LSU paraphernalia from Baton Rouge local Randy Caminita. With stationary, jewelry, housewares, textiles, pottery and artwork, the Museum Store has something for everyone!
General admission to the LSU Museum of Art is $5 each for adults and children age 13 and over. Admission is free to university faculty, staff and students with ID, children age 12 and under and museum members. Hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.lsumoa.org or call (225) 389-7200.
Contact Ellen Sturgill
LSU Museum of Art
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LSU Media Relations
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014