APRIL 12 – JUNE 15, 2013
An Adventure in the Arts: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Guild Hall Museum
Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, 1967, screenprint, 36"x 35," Guild Hall Museum, bequest of Tito Spiga Bequest 91.8.6 © 2012 The Andy WarholFoundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.Marilyn Monroe™; Rights of Publicity and Persona Rights: The Estate of MarilynMonroe, LLC marilylnmonroe.com
Guild Hall on Long Island’s East End represents a long history as a gathering place for artists and intellectuals. The close proximity to the avant-garde circles of New York City and intense beauty of the area haslured America’s most prominent artists. The exhibition includes Hudson River School painter Thomas Moran, Regionalist George Bellows, leading proponents of Abstract Expressionism, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, Pop artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, contemporary artist Chuck Close, and Louisiana-native Lynda Benglis, among many others! The exhibition was organized by the Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY, in association with Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
Learn more about the artists from the Guild Hall exhibition!
Thursday, April 25, 6:00pm: “Pollock” Film Screening
Thursday, May 2, 6:00pm: "Shock of the New"Film Screening of Robert Hughes’ documentaries on Expressionism and Pop Art
Food and beverages will be provided
March 22-May 25, 2013
Questionable Issue: Currency of the Holocaust
Holocaust currency was issued to create the façade that prisoners were being paid for their labor and treated well. The Nazis made it illegal for residents of the camps and ghettos to have hard currency and required that money be “exchanged” for scrip. In reality, the scrip was worthless Nazi propaganda as there was nothing for prisoners to buy inside the camps, and it had no value outside the camps. This collection of rare artifacts of Shreveport, Louisiana coin collector and money historian, Charlton E. MeyerJr., is the most comprehensive collection of Holocaust scrip in the U.S. The money in this collection is, in some cases, the only reminder we have of people erased from our world during World War II. The currencies of the Nazi ghettos silently embody the tragedy, depravity, horror, hope and salvation of the time.This exhibition is traveled by Holocaust Museum Houston. Presented as part of our nation’s April 2013 annual Days of Remembrance commemoration of the Holocaust, in conjunction with community observance and remembrance activities in cooperation with B’Nai Israel Synagogue, Central Louisiana United Jewish Communities, Central Louisiana Ministers Association, Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim and Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Days of Remembrance Events at Alexandria Museum of Art:
Tuesday, April 23, 6:00pm: Holocaust stories and artifactspresentation by Rabbi Task
Tuesday, April 30, 6:00pm: Cavanaugh Lecture Series atAlexandria Museum of Art: Auschwitz-survivor Hank Brodt
MAY 31 – AUGUST 24, 2013
Pulp Icons: Stewart Nachmias
Cast paper and prints created from deeply carved wood blocks, inked directly to act as molds for hand-dyed paper pulp result in low-relief prints. Amusement parksand circuses depicted in rich color embedded in its dimensional surface highlight excitement and danger of urban life with a sense of humor!
JUNE 21 – AUGUST 24, 2013
Artists Among Us: Faculty & Friends
Inspired by the creative resources right within our own community and opening a new path for partnership, experimentation, and exchange among arts professors, students,and arts guilds
SEPTEMBER 6 - NOVEMBER 23, 2013
Stephen Knapp: New Light
“Light paintings”of glass that is cut, shaped, polished, treated with layers of metallic coatings, mounted on stainless steel, and illuminated with light bulbs are installed on gallery walls and ceilings. The multi-dimensional prisms refract and reflect colored light onto the surrounding space.
26th Annual SeptemberCompetition presented by the Alexandria Museum of Art
Contemporary artists selected from nation wide submissions by artist and juror Stewart Nachmias!
DECEMBER 6, 2013 – FEBRUARY 22, 2014
Reflections: African-American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection
African-American storytelling traditions are connected to a sense of place through narrative subjects and landscapes of the American South. 20th century African American life is reflected in paintings, works on paper, and fabric works by artists such as Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, James VanDerZee, and BetyeSaar from the collection of costume designer and arts patron, Myrna Colley-Lee.
SUPPORTED BY A GRANT FROM THE LOUISIANA STATE ARTS COUNCIL THROUGH THE LOUISIANA DIVISION OF THE ARTS AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS