LSU Museum of Art
Located inside the Shaw Center for the Arts, the LSU Museum of Art is one of Louisiana's premier art institutions. It houses one of the largest university-affiliated art collections in the South—around 6,500 works of art—comprised of photographs, works on paper, sculpture, decorative arts, and paintings. Highlights include a world-class collection of Chinese jade and one of the most comprehensive collections of Louisiana art. Art from the Louisiana collection reinstalled in a new permanent exhibition in 2016.
Backstory and Context
The museum was founded in 1959 and opened to the public in 1962. It was located in a small period room in Memorial Tower and remained there until 2005 when the Shaw Center opened.
"About." LSU Museum of Art. Accessed December 27, 2016. http://www.lsumoa.org/about.