Address
2911 Centenary Boulevard
Shreveport, LA 71104
phone: 318-869-5169
e-mail: lnicolet@centenary.edu
web: www.centenary.edu/meadows
Hours
Tuesday - Friday11 AM - 6 PM
Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Sunday - Mondayclosed
Admissions
Free
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Dr. Lisa Nicoletti, Co-Director
phone: 318-869-5261
Bruce Allen, Co-Director
phone: 318-869-5260

Description

Meadows Museum of Art

The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College of Louisiana is an educational unit of the College charged with the collection, conservation, preservation and interpretation of visual art works of museum quality.

Our permanent holdings includes Indochina Collection of Jean Despujols. This comprehensive Collection represents the aesthetic achievements of a variety of world cultures and includes works by George Grosz, Emilio Amero, Mary Cassatt and Alfred Maurer. Additionally, the Meadows Museum of Art has received a copy of The Triumphal Arch of Maximilian I by Northern Renaissance artist and engraver Albrecht Durer.

The Museum augments its permanent collections by maintaining a rigorous temporary exhibition schedule designed to reflect the diversity and interests of the regional community by presenting the highest level of aesthetic achievements of individuals and cultures.

AAM Accreditation

The Meadows Museum of Art is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. See accreditation information on our website.

History

The Beginning of the Meadows

The Meadows Museum of Art was established at Centenary College of Louisiana in 1975 on the occasion of the College's 150th anniversary for the purpose of housing the Jean Despujols Collection of Paintings and Drawings of Indochina, a collection of more than 300 works. The museum was made possible by a gift from Algur H. Meadows, a Centenary alumnus, who had purchased the collection for his alma mater in 1969. Since that original gift, the museum's collection has grown to more than 1500 works, thanks in large part to the generosity of donors.

Permanent Collection

The Meadows Museum of Art opened its doors in 1967 and originally housed 350 paintings, watercolors and drawings by the French Academic artist Jean Despujols. Since that time, the Museum has added significantly to its permanent collection, which now includes 1,500 works reflecting a variety of world cultures and traditions.

Works from the permanent collection are periodically rotated. Many have been recently conserved and newly acquired. Included in the celebration of the visual arts from the permanent collection of Centenary College of Louisiana are works by Despujols, American Impressionist Alfred Maurer, German Expressionist George Grosz, Louisiana artist Clyde Connell and Texas Regionalist Don Brown. Works by Reginald Marsh, Isabel Bishop and Mary Cassatt are also displayed. The Museum frequently rotates the collection as complement to an exciting and innovative temporary exhibition schedule that reflects the composition and interests of the regional community.

The Meadows Museum of Art also has significant holdings of tribal artifacts and Inuit sculptures and prints. The Museum acquired two volumes containing 90 prints by William Hogarth. This included a special presentation of The Triumphal Arch of Maximilian I by Albrecht Durer.

Artifacts Collections

The Meadows Museum of Art opened its doors in 1967 and originally housed 350 paintings, watercolors and drawings by the French Academic artist Jean Despujols. Since that time, the Museum has added significantly to its permanent collection, which now includes 1,500 works reflecting a variety of world cultures and traditions.

Educational Programs

Teaching Resources

The Meadows Museum of Art has created a curriculum oriented pre- and post-visit activities program designed to guide students through a process of learning to understand and appreciate art. For the teacher, the Meadows Museum of Art provides a springboard for classroom activities that develop students' learning skills and encourage personal expression.

Because some students may never have had the opportunity to tour an art museum, their Meadows Museum of Art visit will be a new experience.

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    Wheelchair Accessible

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    Gift Shop