The Masur Museum of Art Presents Two New Exhibitions

John James Audubon
Both exhibitions open to the public February 10 – April 21, 2012


Panel Discussion: The Power of Murals
The exhibiting artists from Outside In, along with Curator Benjamin Hickey and Director Evelyn Stewart, will discuss murals, cultural dialogs within public art, and the exhibition.
Thursday, February, 23, 5:15 p.m. Free and open to the public

Free Children’s Drop-In Activities
Our Drop-In Activities are an opportunity for parents and children to interact creatively while making an art project. Free and open to the public
Saturday, February 11, 2-5 p.m.
•Saturday, March 3, 2-5 p.m.

Saturday, April 7, 2-5 p.m.
A special art project with Artist in Residence Alberto Rey and an educational station with Dennis Bell from the ULM Natural History Museum

Five Louisiana artists, each with a different artistic approach, will transform the Masur Museum’s galleries by creating large murals directly on our gallery walls. The featured artists are, Troy Malmstrom, Jason Byron Nelson, Vitus Shell, Joey Slaughter, and Allen Spurlock. Their work will reflect the historic importance and power of murals as an expression of (or vehicle for) societal change. In doing so, their work will bring to mind the Works Progress Administration as well as the art of Diego Rivera, Banksy, Thomas Hart Benton, David Siqueiros, Shepard Fairey, and more. Murals are often taken for granted as pleasant tableaux or forgotten by institutions that ought to maintain this form of expression but do not because it cannot be possessed as a valuable artifact or easily displayed as part of their programming. The Masur has turned its back on that museum paradigm by simply embracing its identity as a site of social and artistic experimentation with this temporary exhibition. OUTSIDE IN shows our dedication to re-examining murals as a relevant art form by bringing it to the forefront of artistic dialogs in Northeast Louisiana.

John James Audubon
This exhibition is a survey of prints by the famed wildlife painter of the same name. Its thematic thrust is the importance of the printmaking process to his career. The context of when or how an edition of Audubon’s work was struck is an interesting and sometimes overlooked window into the artist’s life, business practices, and legacy. John James Audubonwill contain some of the artist’s most iconic art, but also lesser known works, such as a selection of North American quadrupeds. John James Audubon is not to be missed!

For more information about our programs and exhibitions, please, call us at 318.329.2237, “like” us on Facebook, or The Masur Museum of Art is located at 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA 71202. We are open to the public Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays, Noon – 5 p.m.


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