Exhibits & Events

2017-2018 Season Schedule

A view of the Lake Charles water front & skyline circa 1930.

Sesquicentennial – On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 the Museum will open a new historical exhibit to celebrate 150 Years of Lake Charles history. This mini exhibit will feature photographs and other relics of days gone by from the Museum’s extensive collection. The exhibit will be on display in the Gibson-Barham Library at the Museum and will remain on display throughout the remainder of the year.

Heather Ryan Kelley: Lacunas and Vanities

and that’s the he and the she of it, 2016,oil on canvas, 29 x 44

 

Lacunas and Vanities – will feature recent works by artist and professor Heather Ryan Kelley. Kelley is the Professor of painting and book arts at McNeese State University. The exhibit will open with a Public Opening Reception Thursday, November 2nd, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Gibson-Barham Gallery of the Museum. The exhibit will be on display through December 23rd.

 

Seldom Seen – will offer a rare glimpse of the extraordinary artworks and artifacts from local private collections. The exhibit will open with a Public Opening Reception Thursday, January 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Gibson-Barham Gallery of the Museum. The exhibit will be on display through February 24th.

Framing America – features works by Calcasieu Parish School System K – 12 art students. The exhibit gives life to the imaginative ideas and creativeness of children from all ages. . The exhibit will open with a Public Opening Reception Thursday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Gibson-Barham Gallery of the Museum.