Our mission at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum is to encourage and support the visual arts and artists; enhance art awareness and appreciation by maintaining a strong arts education program by offering programs for all ages; & to collect and preserve objects and history unique to the history and culture of the old Imperial Calcasieu region.
The museum houses a permanent collection of artifacts and memorabilia depicting life in the old Imperial Calcasieu region from the Native Americans to the present. There are numerous items of special interest including period furniture, photographs chronicling the Great Fire of 1910, and other sentinel events in the history of the region. The Museum also boasts a permanent art collection including works of John James Audubon, Boyd Cruise, Angel Gregory, and Lynda Benglis.
The Gibson-Barham Gallery, a 2,500 square foot exhibition space, that hosts visual artists and historic & cultural exhibits on a revolving basis. Exhibits are self-curated and produced to have educational viability and meet established education criteria to foster the visual arts and preserve the unique culture and heritage of Southwest Louisiana.
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