ART Events & Happenings
Fall Conference 2019 – Info coming soon
Winter Board Meeting 2019 – TBA
Summer Retreat 2020 – TBA
Youth Art Month Flag Design Contest 2020 – TBA
Artists in the Capitol Day 2020 – TBA
LAEA Northern Region Workshop
LAEA Central Region Workshop
LAEA Southern Region Workshop
LAEA Southeastern Region Workshop
Hilliard Museum of Art
Paths and Loops: Automatic Drawings by John F. Simon, Jr.
June 8- November 16
John F. Simon, Jr., a native of Louisiana, is a noted software art pioneer. Paths and Loops acknowledges this status, and explores the nature of his creative process with a breadth and depth that has not been matched before. Simon uses meditation in conjunction with drawing each day to mine his subconscious for portentous subject matter.
Louisiana Art and Science Museum
June 1- August 7
ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection celebrates the ubiquity of tools in our everyday lives with art that transforms utilitarian objects into works of beauty, insight, and wit. By profiling 28 visionary artists from the Hechinger Collection, including Jim Dine, Jacob Lawrence, Claes Oldenburg, and Phyllis Yes, this exhibition breathes life into the unexpected subject of tools.
LSU Museum of Art
Adore/ Adorn: The Elsie Michie Contemporary Jewelry Collection
June 27- October 6
On June 27, LSU MOA will present over 70 works of contemporary art jewelry from the collection of LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Associate Dean Dr. Elsie Michie. The term “art jewelry” suggests a duality: both fine sculpture and functional fashion. These works, largely made by “studio jewelers,” artists working solely in the medium of jewelry, are finely attuned to the wearer’s body while also often carrying surrealist and narrative elements.
New Orleans Museum of Art
Expansion of the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden opened May 12, 2019.
The six-acre addition features 26 new works by artists working primarily in the 21st century. Artists featured in the expansion include Larry Bell, Tony Cragg, Johan Creten, Katharina Fritsch, Frank Gehry, Jeppe Hein, Georg Herold, Thomas Houseago, Shirazeh Houshiary, Baltasar Lobo, Robert Longo, Gerold Miller, Beverly Pepper, Pedro Reyes, George Rickey, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Sean Scully, Yinka Shonibare, Frank Stella, Hank Willis Thomas, Bernar Venet, and Fred Wilson. A work by Ugo Rondinone will be installed in the garden in late 2019. Two new works have been commissioned for the site: a 60-foot-long mosaic wall by artist Teresita Fernández, and a glass bridge by Elyn Zimmerman.
New Orleans Museum of Art
Bodies of Knowledge
June 28 – October 13
Bodies of Knowledge brings together ten international contemporary artists to reflect on the role that language plays in archiving and asserting our cultural identities. Working with materials that range from books and silent film to ink, ashes and musical scores, artists Manon Bellet, Wafaa Bilal, Garrett Bradley, Adriana Corral, Mahmoud Chouki, Zhang Huan, William Kentridge, Shirin Neshat, Edward Spots and Wilmer Wilson IV propose language as a living and ever-evolving document that can counter more staid and static ways of representing our collective pasts. Organized around a series of immersive installation and film projects, Bodies of Knowledge asks us to consider how we might write more inclusive narratives, reshape public space, and account for bodies and histories that have, in large measure, been written out of them.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bonge:
April 11-September 8
Widely considered to be the first Mississippi artist to work consistently in a Modernist style, Dusti Bongé created a body of work that moved from figurative and Cubist depictions of her Mississippi home in the 1930s, through a period of Surrealism and into an Abstract Expressionist style that defined her mature work.
Shreveport Regional Arts Council
Summer of Glass with Eric Hess and Michelle Pennington
June 7- Aug 10
International award winning glass artist Eric Hess curates an exhibition of 40+ works of contemporary glass art in Mainspace @artspace.