Westbatonrougemuseum.com Monday, January 4th, 2016

Lunchtime Lecture:The Portrait, the Artist, and the Patron 
January 13, 2016 at Noon, Free 
The West Baton Rouge Museum presents Southern regional art historian and visiting professor at LSU, Claudia Kheel who will give a lunchtime lecture on January 13, 2016 at noon entitled, The Portrait, the Artist, and the Patron.” Ms. Kheel’s  illustrated talk is timed to complement the current exhibition by the same title. Ms. Kheel is the guest curator for this exhibition, which features master works from the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Paul and Lulu Hilliard Musem, and private collections. Featured American and European artists include Thomas Sully, Matthew Harris Jouett, Louis Antoine Collas, Jean Joseph Vaudechamps, Jacques Amans, Adolph Rink, Jules Lion, George Harrison Hite, and George Peter Alexander Healy. The exhibition closes on January 17, 2016. The lunchtime lecture and the opportunity to view this special exhibition after the lecture is free and open to the public.

Portraits and Pastels: An Evening Art Workshop
January 14th from 6:30-8:30 pm, Free, Registration is Required
Join the West Baton Rouge Museum for Portraits and Pastels, an evening of refreshment, relaxation, and portrait drawing in a painterly fashion on Thursday, January 14 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Make your own masterpiece under the guidance of a local professional artist and art educator, Jenn Prochaska who will share techniques in using pastels. Composition choices will include self-portraits, portraits drawn from photographs or other images, or from live models dressed in 19th century attire. All materials will be provided. This event is free, but seating is limited. To register, call (225) 336-2422 x 15.

West Baton Rouge Museum
Open for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday
January 18th from 10 am - 4:30 pm
On January 18, Monday, a day when many institutions will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, West Baton Rouge Museum will be open with free admission (10am to 4:30pm) to help honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visitors are welcome to a screening of the documentary, “The Abolitionists” at 10:30 a.m. that day.
“The Abolitionists” is a documentary that focuses on the 19th century abolitionist struggle that has been noted as America’s first Civil Rights struggle. Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation. The documentary was made available to the West Baton Rouge Museum as part of the “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” series, a Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s Civil Rights history. 




Visit the West Baton Rouge Museum's Store!
Come visit the West Baton Rouge Museum's Store for a wide variety of merchandise including jewelry, books, decorative housewares and so much more! We carry items from local crafts people including pottery, jewelry, prints, and CD's.


845 N. Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767 225-336-2422 Ext.15 1-888-881-6811
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Westbatonrougemuseum.com Monday, January 4th, 2016

Lunchtime Lecture:The Portrait, the Artist, and the Patron 
January 13, 2016 at Noon, Free 
The West Baton Rouge Museum presents Southern regional art historian and visiting professor at LSU, Claudia Kheel who will give a lunchtime lecture on January 13, 2016 at noon entitled, The Portrait, the Artist, and the Patron.” Ms. Kheel’s  illustrated talk is timed to complement the current exhibition by the same title. Ms. Kheel is the guest curator for this exhibition, which features master works from the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Paul and Lulu Hilliard Musem, and private collections. Featured American and European artists include Thomas Sully, Matthew Harris Jouett, Louis Antoine Collas, Jean Joseph Vaudechamps, Jacques Amans, Adolph Rink, Jules Lion, George Harrison Hite, and George Peter Alexander Healy. The exhibition closes on January 17, 2016. The lunchtime lecture and the opportunity to view this special exhibition after the lecture is free and open to the public.

Portraits and Pastels: An Evening Art Workshop
January 14th from 6:30-8:30 pm, Free, Registration is Required
Join the West Baton Rouge Museum for Portraits and Pastels, an evening of refreshment, relaxation, and portrait drawing in a painterly fashion on Thursday, January 14 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Make your own masterpiece under the guidance of a local professional artist and art educator, Jenn Prochaska who will share techniques in using pastels. Composition choices will include self-portraits, portraits drawn from photographs or other images, or from live models dressed in 19th century attire. All materials will be provided. This event is free, but seating is limited. To register, call (225) 336-2422 x 15.

West Baton Rouge Museum
Open for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday
January 18th from 10 am - 4:30 pm
On January 18, Monday, a day when many institutions will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, West Baton Rouge Museum will be open with free admission (10am to 4:30pm) to help honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visitors are welcome to a screening of the documentary, “The Abolitionists” at 10:30 a.m. that day.
“The Abolitionists” is a documentary that focuses on the 19th century abolitionist struggle that has been noted as America’s first Civil Rights struggle. Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation. The documentary was made available to the West Baton Rouge Museum as part of the “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” series, a Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s Civil Rights history. 




Visit the West Baton Rouge Museum's Store!
Come visit the West Baton Rouge Museum's Store for a wide variety of merchandise including jewelry, books, decorative housewares and so much more! We carry items from local crafts people including pottery, jewelry, prints, and CD's.


845 N. Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767 225-336-2422 Ext.15 1-888-881-6811
West Baton Rouge Museum @WBRM WBR Museum Museum Podcast