LSU Museum of Art Receives Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Grant

11/25/2014 09:36 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Museum of Art announced that it has received a Rebirth Grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

 

The grant enables significant new research on the museum’s collection of Louisiana art and assists the establishment of a new interdisciplinary research partnership with KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana, a free online scholarly database that focuses on the culture and history of Louisiana.

 

In November 2015, the museum will unveil a complete reinstallation of its permanent collection galleries focused around Louisiana art and culture. Throughout next year, museum curator Katie Pfohl will work with scholars and specialists to research and execute this permanent collection reinstallation, which will celebrate the richness and diversity of Louisiana’s history and contemporary culture.

 

“This grant provides an unparalleled opportunity to enrich our understanding of Louisiana art and culture, and provide the public with access to the LSU Museum of Art’s notable collection of Southern art,” Pfohl said. “I look forward to working with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities to develop new interactive multimedia content in our galleries and increased access to and use of KnowLA’s database.”

 

“We are very appreciative to receive a Rebirth Grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. The funds provide us an opportunity to celebrate Louisiana’s rich cultural heritage,” said Director of Museum Advancement Sarah Cortell Vandersypen.

 

More information on KnowLA can be found at www.knowla.org.

 

The LSU Museum of Art is located in Downtown Baton Rouge at 100 Lafayette Street on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts. It celebrates 10 years at the Shaw Center for the Arts in March, 2015. General admission 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.

 

 

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Contact Quinn Welsch
LSU Museum of Art
225-389-7209
qwelsch@lsu.edu

 

Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations
225-578-3871
alooney@lsu.edu

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014