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LSU Museum of Art              Shaw Center for the Arts




                                                                  LSU MUSEUM OF ART NEWS




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          Exhibitions
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                                                                                Membership
                                                                                News
Join us Saturday, March 11, for    Three Louisiana State University   Learn about the added benefits
the public opening reception of    alumni donate significant gifts    of becoming a member of the
William Beecher: A Fantastic       to the LSU Museum of Art           LSU Museum of Art, including
Vision, featuring the largest      permanent collection               our recent association with the
exhibition of works by Louisiana                                      North American Reciprocal
outsider artist William Beecher                                       Membership Program (NARM).
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                                                                                                                                              for summer camp students, special
                                                                                                                                              educational tours, a speaker series, joint
                                                                                                                                              Rural Life Museum/LSU Museum of Art
                                                                                                                                              student memberships, and a downtown
                                                                                                                                              walking tour multi-attraction museum
                                                                                                                                              ticket and brochure.
                                                                                                                                                  A special thanks for this first year of sup-
                                                                                                                                              port in our new space goes to our
                                                                                                                                              sponsors: Shell, Hibernia National Bank,
                                                                                                                                              Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., Merrill Lynch, Lee
                                                                                                                                              Michaels Fine Jewelry, the Stanford Group
                                                                                                                                              Company, AmSouth, Kean Miller Attorneys
                                                                                                                                              at Law, Jones Walker LLP, All-Star
                                                                                                                                              Automotive Group, Chase, the Office of the
                                                                                                                                              Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge, the
                                                                                                                                              Persac family, and Michael D. Robinson and

    Director’s                 THE LSU MUSEUM OF ART IS CELEBRATING
                               its First Birthday in the Shaw Center for the Arts. As
                                                                                              artists C.C. and Rhea, who signed copies of
                                                                                              their book, Marsh Mission, for visitors.
                                                                                                                                              Lucy D. Robinson. Their contributions to
                                                                                                                                              LSU MOA have been monumental.
    Message                    much as we may have planned for the physical and                    Other highlights from this past year on        A year ago we started our journey with
                               programmatic future, we could not have predicted what          the Paula Garvey Manship Floor included         the words, “Join Us. Be Moved,” and you
                               this year was to bring.                                        special gallery presentations of new acquisi-   did just that. Spring 2006 brings a freshness
                                   Topping the list for the museum’s firsts are our           tions: Conrad Albrizio: New Orleans Union       and passion for moving on – new experi-
                               many new programs and exhibitions. When the museum             Passenger Terminal Sketches and Imperial        ences, new events, and new partnerships.
                               galleries opened in March of 2005, they highlighted ten        Chinese Jade from the Dr. James R. and Ann      For starters, this May our first traveling
                               percent of the permanent collection – 400 pieces from the      A. Peltier Collection. John Singer Sargent’s    exhibition, Vanishing Wetlands, will be off
                               museum’s collection of almost 4,000 works of art – the         fabulous portrait of Mrs. Burckhardt and        to a number of excellent venues, both inside
                               largest installation in the history of the museum. Two trav-   Her Daughter Louise greeted our visitors        and outside Louisiana, including the US
                               eling exhibitions showcased incredible collections: African    throughout the fall, on loan from a private     Botanic Garden in Washington, DC January
                               Gold: Highlights from the Glassell Collection, Museum of       collector during the aftermath of Hurricane     20 through May 31, 2007. And don’t miss
                               Fine Arts, Houston and Currents of Change: Art and Life        Katrina.                                        William Beecher: A Fantastic Vision, the
                               Along the Mississippi River, 1850-1861, organized by The            New partnerships with our neighbors        largest showing of works by this fascinating
    FRONT COVER :
                               Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Then after much planning        inspired new programs: River Views and          and prolific outsider artist, and the many
    William Beecher            and two hurricanes, the very special installation of C.C.      Vibes on first Thursdays with the Baton         other new programs, friends, and opportu-
    (American, 1902-1977),
    Untitled, detail,          Lockwood’s photography and Rhea Gary’s paintings               Rouge Symphony, Second Saturdays in the         nities the museum supports in our new
    mixed media on paper,      appeared in our LSU MOA exhibition Vanishing Wetlands:         summer months with our partners in the          downtown neighborhood.
    c. 1972-1977. Collection
    of the Department of       Two Views. More than 400 people attended the opening           Shaw Center, downtown museum store
    Health and Hospitals,
                               night, including LSU Chancellor Sean O’Keefe, Executive        shopping sprees and trunk shows with            Laura F. Lindsay
    State of Louisiana.
    Photography: Jim Zietz     Vice Chancellor and Provost Risa Palm, and featured            artists and designers, educational programs     Interim Executive Director
Exhibitions


   William Beecher:
   A Fantastic Vision
            “Those works created from solitude and from pure and authentic
             creative impulses – where the worries of competition, acclaim and
             social promotion do not interfere – are, because of these very facts,
             more precious than the productions of professions.”
              – Jean Dubuffet. Cited from “Place á l’incivisme” in Art and Text, # 27, Dec. 1987 – Feb. 1988, p 36.




William Beecher: A Fantastic Vision                            works by artists who are self-taught or those
Organized by the LSU Museum of Art                             who are impervious to being taught within
March 11 to July 5, 2006                                       the mainstream of classical, Western art his-
PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION:                                      tory. Louisiana boasts one of the largest
Saturday, March 11, 7:30 pm                                    populations of outsider artists, including
MEMBERS’ PREVIEW:                                              Clementine Hunter, Sister Gertrude
Saturday, March 11, 6:30 pm                                    Morgan, and George Rodrigue (who began
                                                               his career as an untrained artist). Although a
William Beecher: A Fantastic Vision is the                     relative unknown, William Beecher is among
largest showing of works by the outsider                       this group of Louisiana outsider artists
artist William Beecher. The exhibition fea-                    whose visual creations are untouched by for-
tures 173 intricately and colorfully rendered                  mal training. His works are additionally cat-
paintings – a fraction of the almost 700                       egorized under the subset of outsider art
works completed by Beecher within the last                     known as psychotic art or schizophrenic art,
five years of his life. This relatively unknown,               since he made all of his works while receiv-
yet highly accomplished, outsider artist                       ing treatment for the disease at the Villa
spent the last years of his life at the Villa                  Feliciana Medical Hospital. Although creat-
Feliciana Medical Hospital in Jackson,                         ed in a short period of time, Beecher’s art-
Louisiana, where he began painting.                            works reveal an artistic development, indi-
Beecher’s substantial art making during this                   vidual style, unique narrative, and an array of
period is explored for the first time in this                  personal symbolism, which can be described
exhibition.                                                    as no less than impressive. Beecher’s paint-
    The term outsider art loosely refers to                    ings are inviting. The recognizable elements
                                                               in his engaging, but busy compositions are
William Beecher (American, 1902-1977),                         imbued with a sense of fantasy and personal
Untitled, c. 1972-1977, detail, mixed media on paper.          interpretations. His wide range of identifi-
Collection of the Department of Health and Hospitals,
State of Louisiana. Photography: Jim Zietz                     able subjects includes figures, animals, and
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fantastic creatures engaged in myriad              Yelen, and Shelby Gilley, art dealer and
activities, usually placed outdoors in clearly     owner of Gilley’s Gallery.
identified natural settings. Beecher defined
his landscapes and animate and inanimate           Natalie A. Mault, Curatorial Assistant
objects with black outlining, which is often
filled with diverse and extensive patterns,        CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

formed by consistent wavy and often tortuous       Conrad Albrizio: New Orleans Union
repeated lines in a host of shapes and sizes.      Passenger Terminal Sketches
     In today’s nomenclature, Beecher’s pro-       Organized by the LSU Museum of Art
file situates him as a self-taught artist.         Ongoing through 2006
Without the barriers of classical learning,
                                                   This exhibition features a series of 22 draw-
self-taught artists can respond spontaneous-
                                                   ings by Conrad Albrizio for the fresco
ly to their inner impulses without being
                                                   murals painted at the New Orleans Union
encumbered by any presumed knowledge in
                                                   Passenger Terminal.
their field. Thus, their imagery often
reflects an adventurous self-confidence seen
                                                   Collecting Passions: Highlights from
through enthusiastic and innovative styles.
                                                   the LSU Museum of Art Collection
Many acclaimed mainstream artists have
                                                   Organized by the LSU Museum of Art
sought inspiration from the unfiltered and
                                                   Ongoing through August 13, 2006
unencumbered vision of self-taught artists.
Only in recent decades, however, have              The exhibition features British, American, and
self-taught artists found public recognition       Louisiana paintings as well as New Orleans sil-
within 20th-century American art.                  ver, Chinese jade, Creole furniture, and
     Like Beecher, self-taught artists fre-        Newcomb pottery and crafts. The exhibition
quently emerge from quiet corners in our           is accompanied by a case-bound, illustrated,
own back yards. Lamentably, their life’s
work, or large portions of it, often slips eas-
                                                   160-page color catalogue, for sale in the LSU
                                                   MOA Museum Store for $24.95.
                                                                                                                              Recent Acquisitions
ily into oblivion after the artist’s death. This
exhibition of Beecher’s works at the LSU           FUTURE EXHIBITIONS
MOA places the Baton Rouge community at                                                              THREE LSU ALUMNI RECENTLY                         Museum staff Dr. Laura F. Lindsay, interim
                                                   Paths to the Press: Printmaking and
the forefront of the discovery of William                                                            donated significant gifts to the LSU Museum       executive director, and Frances Huber, regis-
                                                   American Women Artists
Beecher, an artist who is sure to be ranked                                                          of Art permanent collection: a print by former    trar, work with the committee making rec-
                                                   Organized by the Marianna Kistler Beach
amongst the top outsider artists.                                                                    LSU faculty member Caroline Durieux, addi-        ommendations on permanent collection
                                                   Museum of Art, Kansas State University
     The LSU Museum of Art acknowledges                                                              tions to the Dr. James R. and Ann A. Peltier      acquisitions and other management matters.
                                                   Open July 22, 2006 through January 7, 2007
the collaboration of the Department of                                                               collection of Chinese jade, and a collection of       Ms. R. Elizabeth Williams, who received a
Health and Hospitals, State of Louisiana, for      Paths to the Press: Printmaking and American      photographic portraits by Yousuf Karsh. All       B.A. from the College of Agriculture in 1936
lending the museum these artworks so that          Women Artists is the first major exhibition to    acquisitions of artwork are reviewed by the       and an M.A. in 1957, has given a print, enti-
Beecher’s fantastic vision can be appreciated      survey women artists’ contributions to print-     LSU MOA Accessions committee, chaired by          tled Rejected Angels, by former LSU faculty
by a wide audience. The LSU Museum of              making in the United States during the first      Michael D. Robinson. Members include Sue          member Caroline Wogan Durieux. Durieux
Art also recognizes the assistance of LSU          half of the 20th century. Paths to the Press      Turner, LSU MOA Advisory Board chair,
Assistant Professor Darius A. Spieth, author       features 100 works by 80 female artists,          Natalie Fielding, LSU MOA Advisory Board
                                                                                                                                                       Yousuf Karsh (Canadian, b. Armenia, 1908-2002),
and former director for special projects at        including Mary Cassatt, Louise Nevelson,          member, and Dr. Marchita B. Mauck, profes-
                                                                                                                                                       Sir Winston Churchill, 1941, gelatin silver print. Gift of William
the New Orleans Museum of Art, Alice Rae           and Elizabeth Catlett.                            sor and associate dean, LSU School of Art.        Richard and Judith Ann Smith. Photography: Kevin Duffy.
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was born in New Orleans and attended                        a crouching boy from the Qing dynasty,               upcoming newsletters.                              are of Muhammed Ali, Pablo Casals, Marc
Newcomb College, where she studied with                     Qianlong reign (1736-1795), symbolizes fer-              The last of our recent acquisitions, a port-   Chagall, Jacque Cousteau, Albert Einstein,
Ellsworth Woodward. In 1917 she entered                     tility and the birth of sons, and was used as a      folio of works by renowned Canadian pho-           Robert Frost, Ernest Hemmingway, Helen
the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts.                      headrest for short naps. Five powerfully ren-        tographer Yousuf Karsh, was given to the           Keller, Joan Miro, Georgia O’Keefe, Pablo
Durieux moved to Mexico City with her hus-                  dered dragons pursue the flaming pearl of            museum by Dr. Richard and Mrs. Judy                Picasso, Albert Schweitzer, George Bernard
band in 1926. In Mexico, she worked with                    knowledge on a bowl from the Ming (16th-             Smith. Dr. Smith is a 1966 alumnus of LSU          Shaw, Jean Sibelius, Peter Lorre, and Edward
the Mexican muralists, including Diego                      17th centuries) dynasty. A massive jade              Medical School. Yousuf Karsh was born in           Steiken. The Smiths plan to give the museum
Rivera, and began making prints of satirical                mountain from the Qing dynasty portrays a            Mardin, Turkey. At the age of 16, he went to       additional photographs from their collection,
drawings. Durieux returned to Louisiana in                  rocky landscape with horses. A miniature             live with his uncle George Nakash, a photog-       which includes works by important 20th-cen-
1930. From 1938 to 1943, she directed the                   mountain such as this would have adorned a           rapher in Quebec. Karsh worked in his              tury photographers such as Ansel Adams,
Federal Art Project for Louisiana. She then                 scholar’s desk, providing an object of con-          uncle’s studio and later apprenticed with por-     Brett Weston, and Albert Eisenstaedt. This
taught art at LSU until her retirement in                   templation and reflection. The fourth jade           trait photographer John Garo of Boston.            gift will form the basis of a 20th-century pho-
1964. The newly acquired print strengthens                  given by the Peltiers, a medieval carving from       Karsh returned to Canada in 1932 and estab-        tography collection for LSU MOA and will
the museum’s extensive collection of works                  the Song to Ming dynasties (13th/14th cen-           lished a studio in Ottawa. He began photo-         provide many exciting opportunities for exhi-
by Caroline Durieux.                                        tury), illustrates a story of filial piety from an   graphing dignitaries and celebrities in 1936,      bition and study.
    LSU MOA also received four additional                   ancient Confucian chronicle. Here, a boy             after his work caught the eye of the Canadian
Chinese jades from Dr. James R. Peltier, a                  wears a deerskin as camouflage to stalk a doe        Prime Minister. He then went on to produce         Frances R. Huber
1950 alumnus of LSU, and his wife, Ann. A                   to obtain milk as food for his elderly mother.       some of the most recognizable portraits of         Registrar
magnificent carving of a pillow in the shape of             These and other jades from the museum’s              the 20th century. His best known work is of
                                                            and the Peltiers’ collections will be on display     Sir Winston Churchill, from 1941, which
Caroline Durieux (American, 1896-1989),                     in a special exhibition at LSU MOA from              brought Karsh to international prominence          Jade Mountain with Relief Scene of Two Horses,
Rejected Angels, 1961, cliché-verre; edition 5/10.                                                                                                                  China, Qing dynasty, 18th century, nephrite.
                                                            September 15, 2006 through February 25,              and is included in LSU MOA’s portfolio.
Gift of R. Elizabeth Williams in honor of Jon S. Emerson.                                                                                                           The Dr. James R. and Ann A. Peltier Collection of Chinese
Photography: LSU MOA.                                       2007. Watch for more information in                  Other portraits given by Dr. and Mrs. Smith        Jade. Photography: Kevin Duffy.
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                                                                                                                                                                  2005 ENDOWMENT SOCIETY MEMBERS
LSU Museum of Art Members’
Preview Night and Special                                                                                                                                         Lifetime Endowment          Natalie Fielding           Paul & Nancy Murrill
                                                                                                                    4.
Behind-the-Scenes Event                                                                                                                                           Society Members:            James & Ashley             John & Virginia Noland
                                                                                                                                                                                                Fox-Smith                & Roger H. Ogden
                                                                                                                          Michael D. Robinson views the Conrad
On Thursday, January 12,                                                                                                                                          Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd            Dr. & Mrs. Butler Fuller   In memory of
                                                                                                                          Albrizio Union Passenger Terminal         Benton Alford             Brett & Renee Furr           Dr. & Mrs. I. Ashton
enthusiastic members of the LSU                                                                                           Sketches.                               John W. Barton Sr.          Winifred L. Gill             Robbins
Museum of Art enjoyed a sneak                                                                                                                                     Laura & Clark Boyce         Alfred C. Glassell Jr.     Yvette & Will Owens
preview of the museum’s latest                                                                                            Nancy Robichaux to Chair                Mrs. Imogene N. Brown       Linda & Fred Grace         Mr. & Mrs. Sidney
exhibition, Conrad Albrizio:                                                                                              4th of July Fundraising Event           Anne & Bill Hise            Jason Green, Stanford        Louis Pellissier
                                                                                                                                                                                                Group                    Mr. & Mrs. G. Allen
New Orleans Union Passenger                                           1.
                                                                                                                                                                  2005 Endowment              Lane & Bobbi Grigsby         Penniman Jr.
Terminal Sketches, two days                                                                                               Nancy Robichaux, LSU Museum of          Society Members:            Mr. & Mrs. Frank R.        Mr. & Mrs. T. O. Perry
before the public opening. The                                                                                            Art Board member, will serve as the                                   Groves Jr.               Bernardine & Jack
sketches were purchased with                                                                                              chair for our 4th of July fundraising   Dr. & Mrs. Leo              J. W. “Billy” & Janice       Persac
                                                                                                                          event. “I am so excited to chair this     Abraham                     Guitreau                 Taylor, Porter, Brooks &
funds from the Paula Garvey                                                                                          5.                                           Michael & Leslie            Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A.         Phillips
Manship Endowment, Lucy D.                                                                                                event for the museum,” comment-           Albritton                   Hansbrough               Rawlston & Linda
Robinson, and Michael D.                                                                                                  ed Robichaux. “I have very creative     Mrs. Joe W. Annison Jr.     Dr. & Mrs. Milton L.         Phillips
Robinson. Members were treat-                                                                                             people on the committee, and this       Laurie & Mark Aronson         Harris                   Jackie Poole
                                                                            1. Linda Bowsher viewing Conrad
                                                                                                                          event promises to be the most fun       Mr. & Mrs. Paul Arst        Paul E. Haygood            Dr. & Mrs. William A.
ed to a tour through the Conrad                                             Albrizio’s studies for the State                                                      Jim & Laura Bailey          Cordell & Ava Haymon         Pryor
Albrizio exhibition by Curatorial                                           Capitol murals.                               and exciting party in Baton Rouge!”     Marilyn Barbier, Philip,    Carolyn & Dan Heard        Mr. & Mrs. Kevin
Assistant Natalie Mault. Mault                                                                                            Mark your calendar now to attend          & Cecile Barbier Fund     Dr. & Mrs. Richard M.        Reilly Sr.
                                                                            2. John Turner, Jerry Fischer, and
explained the results of LSU                                                Nadine Carter Russell at the LSU MOA
                                                                                                                          the LSU Museum of Art’s 4th of          Annette Barton                Hill                     Mr. Michael D.
                                                                       2.                                                                                         Mr. & Mrs. Roby             Jason D. Hutto, D.D.S.       Robinson &
MOA’s research regarding the                                                behind-the-scenes event.                      July fundraiser. Tickets are $150 per
                                                                                                                                                                    Bearden Jr.               Mr. & Mrs. Stanley J.        Mr. Donald J. Boutté
Albrizio studies for the fresco                                                                                           person and will go on sale in May.      Mark Bensabat,                Jacobs                   Daryl W. Rogers
                                                                            3. Shelby and Marie Gilley, owners of
murals at the New Orleans                                                                                                 To reserve your tickets, contact          JP Morgan Chase           David Hanson, M.D. &       Mr. & Mrs. Emile C.
                                                                            Gilley’s Gallery, were thanked by Laura
Union Passenger Terminal. She                                               Lindsay for their part in making the          LSU MOA Director of Development         Brenda & Lee Berg             Jolene Johnson, M.D.       Rolfs III
                                                                                                                          Kelly Lastrapes at 225.389.7212;        Jim & Dana Bernhard         Phillip & Mary Ellen       Anne & Al Rotenberg
introduced members to Albrizio’s                                            Albrizio exhibition possible.                                                         Jean & Charles Beskin         Juban                    Nadine Carter Russell
artistic method and explained                                                                                             klast@lsu.edu                           Dr. & Mrs. Frederic         Dr. & Mrs. Charles         Catherine & Matthew
                                                                            4. Cheney and Mary Joseph discuss
the curatorial investigation                                                the works with the exhibition curator,                                                  Billings                    Kaufman                    Saurage
                                                                                                                          LSU Museum of Art                       Stephen Black               Edith Kirkpatrick          Jerry & Chuck Schwing
needed for defining his works.                                              Natalie Mault.
                                                                                                                          Change of Address                       Carol Anne & Sidney M.      Carole & Charles           Garry Slobodian &
                                                                            5. Michael Simmons, Jacob Palmer,                                                       Blitzer Jr.                 Lamar                      Donna McAlear
Members at the Sustaining
                                                                            and Robyn Munson at the members’              Please remember to change our           Jeanie & David Bondy        Joe & Linda Laughlin       Jean K. Sommer
and Benefactor levels and                                                                                                                                         Linda & Robert              Laura F. Lindsay           Mary Ann Sternberg,
                                                                            preview night.                                mailing address in your records to
Endowment Society Members                                              3.                                                                                           Bowsher                   Susan & Richard Lipsey     Josef Sternberg
                                                                                                                          100 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge,      Mr. & Mrs. J. Herbert       R. Katherine “Kay”           Memorial Fund
were treated to an additional
                                                                                                                          LA 70801. We are no longer using          Boydstun                    Long                     Mr. & Mrs. Robert
behind-the-scenes look at works
                                    New Benefit for Members                   purchases as offered to                     the P.O. Box or any LSU campus          J. Terrell & Mary Kay       Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Lyle        Stuart Jr., Hibernia
by Conrad Albrizio from the LSU                                                                                                                                     Brown                     Paula Garvey Manship         National Bank
                                                                              affiliate members of the                    address.
MOA collections that are not on                                                                                                                                   Robert Bujol                Kathy & Frank              Moo & Martin
                                    The LSU Museum of Art is                  organization
display in the exhibition. Mault                                                                                                                                  Paul & Diana Burns            McArthur                   Svendson
                                    pleased to announce that as of                                                        Thank you!
                                                                                                                                                                  Mr. & Mrs. G. Taylor        Susanna Atkins             Gay & Hays Town Jr.
presented a lecture on Albrizio’s                                           • the same discount for on-site
                                    January 1, 2006, the museum has                                                                                                 Clark                        McCarthy                Gresdna A. Doty &
studies for the State Capitol                                                 purchases of concert and                    Attention Members — Keep in             Beth Claybourn              John & Carla McClell &       James Traynham
                                    become a participating member
murals. In addition, these mem-                                               lecture tickets as offered to               touch and stay informed!                  Interiors                   Charles & Mary           Sue & Bert Turner
                                    in the North American Reciprocal
bers were offered a preview and                                               affiliate members                                                                   Beverly & Dudley              McCowan                  Suzanne Turner
                                    Membership Program (NARM).                                                            To receive notices about                  Coates                    Mr. & Mrs. Charles         John G. Turner &
introduction to works from the
                                                                            To receive your reciprocal privileges         programs and events in a timely         Travis & James                McCoy                      Jerry G. Fischer
upcoming exhibition William         This new benefit allows LSU                                                                                                     Coleman                   A. K. & Frances McInnis    Susan & Bobby Upp
                                                                            at participating sites, you must              manner, make sure we have your
Beecher: A Fantastic Vision.        MOA members at the Patron                                                                                                     M. Jane Collins               Memorial Fund            Cyril & Tutta Vetter
                                                                            present your LSU MOA membership               current e-mail address. If you are
                                    level and above to receive                                                                                                    Sandra & Keith Cox          Jerry & Diane              Jones Walker, LLP
Make your move. Join the LSU                                                card with the GOLD NARM sticker.              not receiving e-mail notices from       Jill Craft                    McKernan                 Dr. & Mrs. William E.
                                    reciprocal membership privileges                                                                                              Betty Cunningham            Tip & Barbara                Weldon
Museum of Art today and be                                                                                                the LSU Museum of Art, please
                                    at over 150 museums, gardens,           Reciprocal privileges do not include                                                  Susan H. Dawson               McKnight                 Donna & Roger West
invited to the next Members’                                                                                              send your current e-mail address to
                                    and historical sites throughout         mailings from any participating                                                       M. Maitland DeLand,         Dr. & Mrs. Tom J.          Jean & Will Wilcox
Preview Night, Saturday,                                                                                                  klast@lsu.edu and we will update          M.D.                        Meek Jr.                 Mr. & Mrs. Michael
                                    North America. Refer to our             museums except the museum with
March 11 at 6:30 pm! The pre-                                                                                             our records.                            Kay & Norman                Dennis & Linda               Dudley Williams
                                    website, www.lsu.edu/lsumoa             which the member is affiliated.                                                         Deumite                     Mitchell                 Margaret C. Womack
view event includes a members’
                                    for a complete list of participat-                                                    Remember to send us any                 Kara L. Dunham              Debbie & Gordon            Joanna Wurtele
only tour of William Beecher:                                               If you have any questions or if
                                    ing sites.                                                                            corrections to your contact             Sara & Ted Dunham             Monk                     Leonard Wyatt,
A Fantastic Vision. To become a                                             you need a new membership                                                             Mr. & Mrs. H. Wallace       Barbara & Gwin               AmSouth Bank
member contact Kelly Lastrapes,                                                                                           information as changes occur,             Eversberg                   Montgomery               Dr. & Mrs. Terry L.
                                    Membership privileges include:          card, please contact LSU MOA
director of development, at                                                                                               so we can keep our database             Arnold & Lynda              Thomas J. Moran &            Zellmer
                                    • free admission during public hours    Director of Development Kelly                                                           Feldman                     Judy Byers
225.389.7212; klast@lsu.edu.                                                                                              as accurate as possible!
                                                                            Lastrapes at 225.389.7212;                                                            Mr. & Mrs. Jack Field Jr.   Hermann Moyse Jr.
                                    • the same discount on gift store       klast@lsu.edu
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                                                                                                                                                                                    PHOTOGRAPH: INREGISTER MAGAZINE.
Education News
For Teens Who Are
All About the Drama

LSU MOA’s Dramatic Art program                                                                                                                                                                                                Artful Shopping
is available again for teens inter-                                                                                                                                                                                           at LSU MOA
ested in drama and volunteering
at the museum over the summer.          LSU MOA’s November 5th excursion to the wetlands was a big success!          J.L. Nave, president & CEO Baton Rouge Symphony (left); Photographer,                                    Looking for a reprieve from the
Teens aged fourteen and up will                                                                                      C.C. Lockwood; Laura Lindsay, interim executive director LSU MOA;                                        frenzied crowds and generic
participate in an intensive two-        Art Therapy and Mental Illness           good investment? These              Sue Lockwood; Reneé Bourgeois, LSU MOA events coordinator (right).                                       wares of the mall? More and
week day camp with a talented           Saturday, April 22, 2 pm                 questions and more will be                                                                                                                   more shoppers have turned to
drama coach. This experience will       Free with museum admission.              answered by gallery owner and       Professional                             Our Night at LPB                                                the LSU MOA Museum Store
instruct teens on how to present        Location: LSU MOA, fifth floor,          outsider art collector Shelby       and Community                            Oh, what a night! If you tuned
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for a breath of fresh air. The
fun and exciting dramatic tours to      Shaw Center for the Arts                 Gilley. Seating is available on a   Networking                                                                                               store offers a unique selection
                                                                                                                                                              into Louisiana Public Broadcasting
kids’ summer groups.                                                             first-come, first-served basis.                                                                                                              of jewelry, apparel, and home
                                        In conjunction with the exhibition                                           River Views and Vibes                    (LPB) for the presentations of Lost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              décor that can’t be found in
Remember, teens must be:                William Beecher: A Fantastic             Special Guest                       for the After-Work Crowd                 Louisiana and Celtic Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              traditional retail stores. Shoppers
                                        Vision, Anne Bigger, art therapist                                                                                    with Danny O’Flaherty and
• fourteen or older                                                              Speaker                             Continues in 2006                                                                                        browsing the shelves can often
                                        and assistant professor in the                                               5 – 8 pm, First Thursday of the          Friends, on Wednesday, December
• able to attend the full two                                                                                                                                                                                                 be heard to say, “I haven’t seen
                                        Department of Visual and                 Dr. James Cuno, Director of         Month: March 2, April 6, May 4,          8, you may have seen some famil-
  weeks of training at the                                                                                                                                                                                                    this anywhere else.”
                                        Performing Arts at Southern              the Art Institute of Chicago        and June 1, 2006.                        iar faces. LSU Museum of Art and
  beginning of the summer               University, will provide insight         Thursday, April 20, 12 – 1 pm                                                Louisiana Art and Science                                       Since opening in March 2005,
• able to volunteer one day per         into artwork created by those            Free with museum admission.         Location: LSU MOA, Paula                 Museum (LASM) staff joined                                      the store has provided a retail
  week for most of the summer           who, like Beecher, suffer from           Location: LSU MOA, fifth floor,     Garvey Manship Floor (fifth),            together to promote the museum                                  outlet for artists in Louisiana,
                                        schizophrenia. Seating is                Shaw Center for the Arts            Shaw Center for the Arts                 district downtown by participating                              Texas, and the Gulf Coast
• comfortable speaking to                                                                                                                                     in the Friends of Louisiana Public
  groups                                available on a first-come,                                                                                                                                                            region. Perusing the stunning
                                                                                 What is the mission of art          River Views and Vibes is an              Broadcasting December Pledge
                                        first-served basis.                                                                                                                                                                   displays, shoppers can find
• able to provide own                                                            museums in the 21st century?        exciting collaboration of the            Drive Event. LSU MOA staff took                                 stylish hand-blown glass works
  transportation and lunch.             The Ins and Outs of                      Our special guest speaker, Dr.      LSU MOA and the Baton Rouge              calls and pledges during the fea-                               by Texas artist Bob Rynearson,
                                        Collecting Outsider Art                  James Cuno, will discuss that       Symphony. This fun, business             tured programs. Directors Laura                                 retrospective pottery by Maureen
If you have any questions               Saturday, May 20, 2 pm                   and more during his visit to        casual event brings art, music,          Lindsay and Carol Gikas promoted                                Kuhn of the American Art
regarding this program, please          Free with museum admission.              LSU MOA. This is a unique           and relaxing networking oppor-           programs and events along with                                  Pottery Company, and the
contact LSU MOA Education               Location: LSU MOA, fifth floor,          opportunity to hear from one        tunities to residents of Baton           the talented Celtic singer, Danny                               elegant creations of Baton
Curator Lara Gautreau at                Shaw Center for the Arts                 of the leaders in the museum        Rouge. River Views & Vibes is            O’Flaherty. This PR event was                                   Rouge jewelry artist Beatrix Bell.
225.389.7207; lgaut@lsu.edu                                                      community just as LSU MOA           generously underwritten by               coordinated by Reneé Bourgeois,
                                        What are the benefits of collect-        celebrates its first year in its    Merrill Lynch, and proceeds              LSU MOA events coordinator, and                                 For those who want to express
Gallery Talks                           ing outsider art? Is outsider art a      new facility.                       support the programs of the              assisted by staff members Lara                                  their Louisiana pride, the store
                                                                                                                     LSU MOA and the Baton                    Gautreau, Misty Taylor, Natalie                                 boasts a wide selection of purple
Outsider Art and William                                                                                             Rouge Symphony.                          Mault, Will Mangham, and volun-                                 and gold accessories, perfect for
Beecher’s Fantastic Vision                                                                                                                                    teer Debbie Bourgeois, who took                                 LSU game days and Mardi Gras
Saturday, March 25, 2 pm                                                                                             Admission is $10 per person
                                           Volunteer Opportunities                                                                                            pledges from the viewers.                                       parades. Parents can also find
Free with museum admission.                                                                                          and may be paid at the door.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              creative gifts for kids of all ages,
Location: LSU MOA, fifth floor,                                                                                      LSU MOA members pay $5.                  Space Rentals
                                           Join the Volunteer Support Organization (VSO) for the LSU                                                                                                                          from toddlers to teenagers.
Shaw Center for the Arts                                                                                             For information and group ticket
                                           Museum of Art and provide valuable assistance to the museum
                                                                                                                     purchases, contact Reneé                 Designed to take full advantage                                 In addition to the unique
What is outsider art? Why is               staff and the public! Volunteers are trained to work in a range
                                                                                                                     Bourgeois, events coordinator:           of its magnificent location over-                               selection, shoppers at the
William Beecher considered an              of visitor services functions, including special events hosting, LSU
                                                                                                                     225.326.7206; renee@lsu.edu or           looking the Mississippi River, the                              Museum Store enjoy its relaxed
outsider artist? Why is Beecher’s          MOA Museum Store sales, and public relations assistance. The
                                                                                                                     LeAnn Russo, Museum Store                LSU Museum of Art offers unique                                 yet refined atmosphere. Located
art important to the art world?            museum needs volunteers to work in collection management
                                                                                                                     manager: 225.326.7210;                   settings for special business and                               in the first floor of the expertly
Darius A. Spieth, assistant                and general administration. The museum’s education curator
                                                                                                                     lrusso@lsu.edu.                          social events. A number of spaces                               designed Shaw Center for the
professor of art history at LSU, will      also trains docent volunteers to engage the public in tours of
                                                                                                                                                              are available for private events                                Arts, the modern storefront
answer these questions and more            the permanent collection and changing exhibitions.                        River Views & Vibes Sponsors             and corporate galas. Contact                                    draws shoppers in, while the
as he introduces museum visitors           Summer is just around the corner! Make a difference and spend                                                      Reneé Bourgeois, events coordi-                                 friendly and helpful staff keeps
to this sometimes confusing, but           your days with us at the museum as a volunteer. Contact Reneé                                                      nator, for more information:                                    them there.
always interesting, segment of art         Bourgeois, events coordinator, for more information:                                                               225.389.7206; renee@lsu.edu.
history. Seating is available on a         225.389.7206; renee@lsu.edu.                                                                                       She will be happy to provide you                                Elizabeth Siccone
first-come, first-served basis.                                                                                                                               with a tour of the facilities and                               Sales Associate,
                                                                                                                                                              help plan your event.                                           LSU Museum Store
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For one-of-a-kind gifts and artist
creations, visit the LSU MOA
Museum Store in the Shaw
Center for the Arts at 100
Lafayette Street. Store hours are
10 am – 5 pm Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday,
10 am – 8 pm Thursday, and
1 pm – 5 pm Sunday, closed
Monday. LSU MOA members
receive a 10% discount on
Museum Store purchases.

Not sure what to get Mom for
                                                                                                                          FORD THOMAS
Mother’s Day this year? Look
for the LSU MOA Museum Store
Jewelry Trunk Show and Sale,         Designer Claire Sanchez displays her colorful handbag collection.       Ford Thomas has been a designer for more than 25 years. His one-of-a-kind furniture has been
coming in early May.                                                                                       exhibited in national galleries and widely published both nationally and internationally. His works
                                     Trunk Show Success                                                    includes church appointments, residential furniture, and commercial work for retail and restaurants.
Special Event                                                                                                Thomas’ designs are usually constructed in natural woods with traditional joinery. Each piece is
                                     The the LSU MOA Museum Store held its first trunk show on                hand crafted with careful attention to detail and craftsmanship. He is recognized for his high
The LSU MOA will present a           Friday, December 9, 2005. Visitors and museum members were             quality finishes. Thomas believes that form and function must be closely woven into one, stating
lecture and film screening by        provided refreshments by Dillon-Poche Catering & Concessions,          that “In designing, I strive to create forms that are pleasing through proportion and simplicity.”
celebrated California documen-       and were able to meet and greet four Louisiana-based artists
                                                                                                            Each piece is signed and dated with the knowledge that it will serve many generations to come.
tary filmmaker and art car maker,    whose innovative designs are featured in the museum store.
Harrod Blank. Blank will appear      Among the featured designers were Claire Sanchez, with her stylish,    Thomas lives and works in Baton Rouge and is married to Genny Nadler. Ford and Genny have
in conjunction with the Annual       contemporary purses; Beatrix Bell, whose earrings, necklaces and         three children. For additional information regarding Ford Thomas’ furniture, please contact
Baton Rouge Art Car Parade that      bracelets were ideal for the holiday season; Moira Evanco, whose
                                                                                                                                   Benchworks at 225.802.5659; gnadler1@cox.net.
rolls through the downtown           designs included purses, children’s clothes, and purple and gold
streets on April 1, 2006. Blank      jewelry; and Misty Taylor, the museum’s assistant registrar, with         Stop by the LSU MOA Museum Store at the Shaw Center for the Arts to find a variety of
will showcase the newest version     uniquely crafted jewelry in a variety of stones and crystals.                     Ford Thomas’ wooden clocks, picture frames, and other intricate designs
of his film WILD WHEELS on
Saturday, April 1, 2006, at          The abounding success of this show has sparked plans for a
12 noon in the Manship Theatre.      future trunk show around Mother’s Day. Keep an eye out for this
The parade will follow at 3 pm       and other shimmering sales!
                                                                                                                           Purple Tag Anniversary SALE
                                                                                                                In celebration of our one year anniversary, join us at the LSU MOA Museum
                                                                                                              Store for the PURPLE TAG ANNIVERSARY SALE, March 3, 2006. Select items will
                                                                                                              be labeled with a purple tag and prices will be reduced 25%. Store hours will be
                                                                                                                          extended to 10 am – 7 pm for your shopping convenience.




                                                                                                                               MUSEUM STORE
                                                                                                               The LSU MOA Museum Store sells an array of boutique gifts for all family members,
                                                                                                                and exclusive jewelry, glass, ceramics, sculpture, and furniture by regional artisans.

                                                                                                               LSU MOA Museum Store • 100 Lafayette Street Baton Rouge, LA 70801 • 225.389.7210
Make Your Move.                                                                          LSU MOA Staff
                                                                                         Laura F. Lindsay, Executive Director
Join the LSU Museum of Art Today!                                                        Becky Adams, Administrator
                                                                                         Kelly Lastrapes,
      Annual membership in the LSU Museum of Art provides major support                    Director of Development
      for museum exhibitions, educational programs, and the research,                    Will G. Mangham,
      conservation, and expansion of the permanent collection.                             Director of Marketing
                                                                                         Reneé L. Bourgeois,
      LSU MOA members receive free admission to the museum, a                              Events Coordinator
      10% discount on Museum Store purchases, the quarterly newsletter                   Lara Gautreau, Education Curator
      Art Talk, and an LSU MOA lapel pin. Members also receive a 15%                     Natalie Mault, Curatorial Assistant
      discount on meals at the Capital City Grill for both locations (Lafayette          Frances R. Huber, Registrar
      Street Park, Shaw Center for the Arts and 3535 South Sherwood Forest               Misty Taylor, Assistant Registrar
      Boulevard), a 10% discount on meals at Tsunami, and a free upsize on               Danelle Augustin, Receptionist
      coffee purchases at PJ’s Coffee, Shaw Center for the Arts.                         Nathaniel Lakin, Preparator
                                                                                         LeAnn Russo, Museum Store Manager

Membership Levels and Benefits                                                           Board Members
                                                  Benefactor $500
PICK THE MEMBERSHIP LEVEL YOU WANT                                                       Chair: Sue Turner
                                             Sustaining benefits plus complimentary
                                                                                         Brenda Berg
All memberships include the benefits         exhibition catalogues and invitations       Marvin Borgmeyer
outlined above and those indicated by        to opening receptions of all major          Linda Bowsher
the levels below:                            exhibitions.                                Mary Frey Eaton
                                                  Endowment Society $1,000               Natalie Fielding
     Student $15                                                                         Ashley Fox-Smith
Single student membership (with              Benefactor level benefits plus invitation
                                                                                         Carolyn Heard
verification of full-time enrollment).       for two to the Endowment Society
                                                                                         Phillip Juban
                                             annual party and recognition in the
                                                                                         Carol Lamar
   Individual $40                            museum.
                                                                                         Cornelius Lewis
Membership for one adult.
                                                  Corporate Benefactor $5,000            Susan H. Lipsey
     Dual /Family $60                        Dual/Family memberships for five            Charles McCowan
Membership for up to two adults and          adults, corporate recognition in the        Paul Murrill
children under 18.                           museum’s quarterly newsletter, and          Nancy Robichaux
                                             invitations to opening receptions of        Michael D. Robinson
    Patron $100                                                                          Jerry Schwing
                                             all major exhibitions.
Dual/Family benefits plus invitations to                                                 Adele Silver
special receptions and events and four            Corporate Philanthropist $10,000       Kristin Sosnowsky
guest passes.                                Dual/Family memberships for ten             Rob Stuart
                                             adults, corporate recognition in the        Boo Thomas
     Sustaining $250                                                                     Leonard Wyatt
                                             museum’s quarterly newsletter, and
Patron benefits plus one gift from the                                                   Honorary:
                                             invitations to opening receptions of
Museum Store and an invitation to a                                                      Nadine Carter Russell
                                             all major exhibitions.
behind-the-scenes tour of the museum.                                                    Paula Garvey Manship
                                                                                         Ex-Officio: Laura F. Lindsay
WRITE NAME AS YOU WISH IT TO APPEAR IN OUR RECORDS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:                  Laura Boyce, LSU MOA
                                                                                         Representative, Shaw Center for
                                                                                         the Arts Board of Directors
MEMBER NAME AND TITLE
                                                                                         Admission
                                                                                         Adults: $ 8, Seniors 65+
ADDRESS
                                                                                         and students with I.D.: $ 6
                                                                                         LSU faculty /staff with I.D.: $ 6
CITY / STATE / ZIP
                                                                                         Children 5 to 17: $ 4
                                                                                         Children under 5: Free
PHONE: HOME & WORK

                                                                                         Hours
EMAIL                                                                                    Tuesday to Saturday:
                                                                                           10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Payment Options           PICK ONE           For more information contact                Thursday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
                                             Kelly Lastrapes at 225.389.7212,            Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
     My check for ________ is enclosed.
                                             klast@lsu.edu.                              Closed Mondays, Easter Sunday,
MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: THE LSU FOUNDATION.
                                                                                         Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve,
                                             Return form and payment to:                 Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Please charge ________ to my:
                                                  LSU Museum of Art
     AMERICAN EXPRESS          DISCOVER
                                                  Development Office
    MASTER CARD         VISA
                                                  Shaw Center for the Arts
                                                  100 Lafayette Street
ACCOUNT NUMBER                                    Baton Rouge, LA 70801
                                                                                         LSU Museum of Art
EXPIRATION DATE                              LSU faculty and staff receive a             Shaw Center for the Arts
                                             10% discount on individual through          100 Lafayette Street
                                             benefactor level memberships.               Baton Rouge, LA 70801
NAME AS IT APPEARS ON CARD
                                                                                         225.389.7200 (general)
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