Westbatonrougemuseum.com Friday, August 7th, 2015
Through the Eyes of the Artists:
 Civil War Paintings, Prints, and Photographs
August 12th, Noon, Free
     Southern regional art historian and visiting professor at LSU, Claudia Kheel will present a talk entitled “Though the Eyes of the Artists: Civil War Paintings, Prints and Photography” on Wednesday August 12, at noon. The talk is free and open to the public. The talk will look at the artists who worked in Louisiana prior, during, and after the Civil War.  These artists interpreted and reflected the complexities and sentiments of the times leaving behind a rich legacy of paintings, prints, and photographs. Visitors are welcome to bring their lunch. The gallery talk is free and open to the public.


Holding Out and Hanging On
A Gallery Talk and Book Signing at the West Baton Rouge Museum
August 18th, Noon, Free
     Join artist Thomas Neff for a day time gallery talk on Tuesday, August 18th, at noon. In conjunction with the exhibition Holding Out and Hanging On: 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, the West Baton Rouge Museum presents a gallery talk and book signing with Thomas Neff, photographer and author of the book Holding Out and Hanging On: Surviving Hurricane Katrina. Visitors are welcome to bring their lunch. The gallery talk is free and open to the public.

Family Movie Day Marks the Opening of “House and Home,”
Saturday, August 29th at 1:00pm, Free
Audiences of all ages are invited to a FREE movie day at the museum on Saturday, August 29 at 1:00 p.m. in celebration of the opening of the latest traveling exhibit, “House and Home” a NEH on the Road Traveling Exhibit which embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home. The exhibit, curated by Sarah Leavitt, drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum in Washington, D. C., displays entertainment and household items, family portraits, children’s toys, photographs, films and interactive stations to illustrate the progression of the American home.   Families are welcome to tour the exhibit, enjoy the 94 minute classic feature film, “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House”.

West Baton Rouge Museum and West Baton Rouge Parish Library Host Book Club
The West Baton Rouge Museum in collaboration with the West Baton Rouge Parish Library will host a book club to accompany the upcoming exhibit "Holding Out and Hanging On: Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina" that will be on display in the museum’s Brick Gallery. The featured book is the newly released New Orleans Boom and Blackout by Brian W. Boyles, a Pittsburgh native residing in New Orleans and graduate of Tulane University.
 
Loan copies of New Orleans Boom and Blackout are now available free at the West Baton Rouge Museum for anyone interested. Book club participants will have two opportunities to meet and discuss the book .The first will be on Tuesday, August 18 at Noon, participants are welcome to join the exhibit’s celebrated photographer, Thomas Neff for a Gallery Talk featuring photographs and stories of Katrina’s survivors gathered by Neff in the days following the storm, which he later published in his own book, Holding Out and Hanging On: Surviving Hurricane Katrina. The exhibit and stories of our nation’s greatest natural disaster make an interesting juxtaposition to Boyles’ more recent look at the recovery efforts in New Orleans. Then on Thursday evening, August 20, 7 p.m., participants are invited to take part lecture/discussion and book signing with author, Brian Boyles. Commemorative Hurricane cocktails will be served.
  
Anyone interested picking up a free loan copy of the book may come to the West Baton Rouge Museum as early as July 18, 2015. The book discussions, gallery talk and lecture are free and open to the public. 


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Westbatonrougemuseum.com Friday, August 7th, 2015
Through the Eyes of the Artists:
 Civil War Paintings, Prints, and Photographs
August 12th, Noon, Free
     Southern regional art historian and visiting professor at LSU, Claudia Kheel will present a talk entitled “Though the Eyes of the Artists: Civil War Paintings, Prints and Photography” on Wednesday August 12, at noon. The talk is free and open to the public. The talk will look at the artists who worked in Louisiana prior, during, and after the Civil War.  These artists interpreted and reflected the complexities and sentiments of the times leaving behind a rich legacy of paintings, prints, and photographs. Visitors are welcome to bring their lunch. The gallery talk is free and open to the public.


Holding Out and Hanging On
A Gallery Talk and Book Signing at the West Baton Rouge Museum
August 18th, Noon, Free
     Join artist Thomas Neff for a day time gallery talk on Tuesday, August 18th, at noon. In conjunction with the exhibition Holding Out and Hanging On: 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, the West Baton Rouge Museum presents a gallery talk and book signing with Thomas Neff, photographer and author of the book Holding Out and Hanging On: Surviving Hurricane Katrina. Visitors are welcome to bring their lunch. The gallery talk is free and open to the public.

Family Movie Day Marks the Opening of “House and Home,”
Saturday, August 29th at 1:00pm, Free
Audiences of all ages are invited to a FREE movie day at the museum on Saturday, August 29 at 1:00 p.m. in celebration of the opening of the latest traveling exhibit, “House and Home” a NEH on the Road Traveling Exhibit which embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home. The exhibit, curated by Sarah Leavitt, drawn from the flagship installation at The National Building Museum in Washington, D. C., displays entertainment and household items, family portraits, children’s toys, photographs, films and interactive stations to illustrate the progression of the American home.   Families are welcome to tour the exhibit, enjoy the 94 minute classic feature film, “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House”.

West Baton Rouge Museum and West Baton Rouge Parish Library Host Book Club
The West Baton Rouge Museum in collaboration with the West Baton Rouge Parish Library will host a book club to accompany the upcoming exhibit "Holding Out and Hanging On: Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina" that will be on display in the museum’s Brick Gallery. The featured book is the newly released New Orleans Boom and Blackout by Brian W. Boyles, a Pittsburgh native residing in New Orleans and graduate of Tulane University.
 
Loan copies of New Orleans Boom and Blackout are now available free at the West Baton Rouge Museum for anyone interested. Book club participants will have two opportunities to meet and discuss the book .The first will be on Tuesday, August 18 at Noon, participants are welcome to join the exhibit’s celebrated photographer, Thomas Neff for a Gallery Talk featuring photographs and stories of Katrina’s survivors gathered by Neff in the days following the storm, which he later published in his own book, Holding Out and Hanging On: Surviving Hurricane Katrina. The exhibit and stories of our nation’s greatest natural disaster make an interesting juxtaposition to Boyles’ more recent look at the recovery efforts in New Orleans. Then on Thursday evening, August 20, 7 p.m., participants are invited to take part lecture/discussion and book signing with author, Brian Boyles. Commemorative Hurricane cocktails will be served.
  
Anyone interested picking up a free loan copy of the book may come to the West Baton Rouge Museum as early as July 18, 2015. The book discussions, gallery talk and lecture are free and open to the public. 


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