Opening December 6 at AMoA: 5 next exhibitions featuring over 50 artworks by African-American artists from the collection of renowned costume designer Myrna Colley-Lee of Mississippi, 40 watercolors by artists throughout the world, rare behind-the-scene photographs of Mother Teresa by Baton Rouge-photographer Marie Constantin, and photographs of film production in Central Louisiana by Pineville-photographer Eric L. Reed, as well as photos by local teens of central Louisiana submitted via Instagram!
Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2013–February 22, 2014
Friday, December 6, 6-8pm: Member Preview Reception & Artist Talks with Pineville photographer Eric L. Reed and Baton Rouge photographer Marie Constantin
Reflections: African-American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection
African-American storytelling traditions connected to a sense of place through narrative subjects and landscapes of the American South are reflected in paintings, works on paper, and fabric works by prominent artists such as Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, Hale Woodruff, James VanDerZee, and Betye Saar from the collection of costume designer and arts patron, Myrna Colley-Lee.
American Watercolor Society: 146th Annual Traveling Exhibition
Explore contemporary trends in watercolor paintings of 40 watercolors by artists throughout the world. This juried exhibition is presented each year by the American Watercolor Society, a nonprofit membership organization that began in 1866 to promote the art of watercolor painting in America.
“Keep the joy of loving in your heart” Marie Constantin: Photos of Mother Teresa
View rare private behind-the-scenes moments of the late Mother Teresa, who devoted her life to caring for the sick and poor; established a hospice and centers for the blind, aged, and disabled; and received a Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work. Baton Rouge photographer Marie Constantin was one of two professional photographers in the U.S. invited to photograph Mother Teresa while traveling through the U.S. and Calcutta.
Eric L. Reed: A Still Photo Journey through Film in Central Louisiana
Documenting the production experience of the first project of Alexis Crew Productions, founded by Actress/Producer Faith Ford & Writer/Director Campion Murphy, the photographs by Pineville-based Eric L. Reed feature many of central Louisiana’s creative individuals blending in seamlessly into the filmmaking process!
Our Cenla: The Muse Juried Instagram Exhibition – December 6, 2013-February 22, 2014
What does central Louisiana look like through the unique and creative eyes of the next generation of photographers? This exhibition presented by The Muse, AMoA’s club for teens and young adults, features photographs inspired by images throughout Cenla taken by area youth and shared via Instagram, an online photo-sharing website and mobile application.
MUSEUM HOURS, ADMISSION & CONTACT INFORMATION
Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 2nd Street, Alexandria, LA 71301 / 318-443-3458
Museum Hours: Tue–Fri 10–5, Sat 10–4
FREE admission every 2nd Saturday! Regular Admission: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors/Students/Military, $2 Youth age 4-13, Free for Children 4 & under