Exhibits & Events

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.

Join us for our Summer Film Series! Films are screened at the Museum on Thursdays in July in August. Doors open at 5:30 and the screenings begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for non Museum members and free to Museum members. Popcorn is free! Other refreshments available for purchase. Check out our fabulous line up of films below!

Film Date Presenter Rating Runtime
Death to Smoochy Thursday, July 12th Craig Doland R 1 hr 49 mins
A Time To Kill Thursday, July 19th Mark Judson R 2 hrs 29 mins
The Post Thursday, July 26th Sharon Nichols PG 13 1 hr 56 mins
Paprika Thursday, August 2nd Lynn Reynolds R 1 hr 30 mins
A Ghost Story Thursday, August 9th Jim Serra R 1 hr 32 mins
Les Blank’s; Spend It All     &  Yum, Yum Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking. Thursday, August 16th Paul Dufrene NR 1 hr 12 mins

Arts in Space – Session dates: June, 11-15, 18-22, & 25-29.

Flora & Fauna – Session dates: July 9-13, 16-20, & 23-27   

Registration is CLOSED!

“Steal Their Grace” by Lauren Gray                                                                Senior at Sam Houston High School, Lake Charles, LA.

Monsters, Myths, and Legends – showcases the winning pieces from the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts 2018 Scholarship Art Contest. The exhibit features 15 finalists chosen from over 650 entries from across Louisiana. This year high school juniors and seniors were invited to interpret their own regional folklore like George Rodrigue did, or create their own unique monster, myth, or legend. Their interpretations ranging from well know Louisiana characters and creatures to gruesome and iconic creations from these talented young minds. The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts awarded over $45,000 in college scholarships to the finalists of the 2018 Art Contest.  This exhibit be on display in the Gibson-Barham Library and will hang  July 28th and through September 1st.  Special reception date to be announced soon.

George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts advocates the importance of the arts in the development of youth. GRFA encourages the use of art within all curriculums and supports a variety of art educational programs. To learn more about their mission and the Annual Art Contest, visit www.rodriguefoundation.org.

Kenneth Baskin/Richard Hirsch/Scott Meyer | Crucible, Holder and Ladle | 2013

The Crucible Project

September 6th – October 20th 2018.

More information to be announced soon