2019 Season Schedule

September 12 – October 26, 2019  |  Gibson-Barham Gallery

CLYDE CONNELL The Museum will host “CLYDE CONNELL” courtesy of the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the private collection of Dr. Sarah Jane Stephens. CLYDE CONNELL will open to the public on Thursday, September 12th in the Gibson-Barham Gallery with a reception 7-8 P.M.  admission FREE. Noted art critic Roberta Smith described Louisiana artist Clyde Connell’s source of inspiration: “Like O’Keefe, she drew inspiration from the region in which she lived. She used brown earth and red clay to color her drawings and sculptures, as well as bits of iron scrap that her son, Bryan, a cotton farmer, found in his fields. She had a mystical view of nature and described her drawings as transcriptions of its music, heard on the bayou.” Connell died at the age of 97, having worked full-time as an artist since her sixties. Connell’s work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), the New Orleans Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Austin Museum of Art.

This exhibit will be on display through October 26th.

An evening with Clyde.

Thursday, September 19 & Friday, September 20

6 to 7:30 P.M.

Tickets |  $10        Buy tickets here.


Join us at the Museum After Hours for an evening with Clyde Connell.

In partnership with Itinerant Theatre, we invite you to learn about the life and art of the iconic Louisiana artist Clyde Connell. Local playwright, Carolyn Woosley, will talk about the world that shaped the artist and then give a reading of her play, “Clyde” one of her Louisiana Women. Joy Pace is Director. The program lasts approximately 45 minutes. Afterwards we invite guests to stroll through the gallery and explore the range of works by the artist.

September 25 – November 2, 2019  |  Gibson-Barham Library

COSMOS The Museum will host “ COSMOS”, which showcases the winning pieces from the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts 2019 Scholarship Art Contest. COSMOS will open to the public on Wednesday, September 25th in the Gibson-Barham Library. The exhibit features 15 finalists chosen from over 650 entries from across Louisiana. This year high school juniors and seniors were invited to explore the wonder, discovery, and mystery of the cosmos through an original work of art. For artist George Rodrigue, the cosmos was a constant source of inspiration. During his decades-long career, Rodrigue interpreted his fascination with the universe through the swirl (or spiral) symbol, which embodied the intangible concepts of hope, creativity, energy, and infinity. This exhibit will be on display through November 2nd.

September 28, 2019 | 9-10 A.M. |  Sallier Oak (weather permitting)

Join us on the last Saturday in September for yoga at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum led by a certified instructor. Sign up at the Museum the week prior or morning of event. Cost is  $5 Museum members and $10 for nonmembers. The class is limited to the first 30 participants. Please bring your own yoga mat and arrive 10 minutes before class is scheduled to begin. Participants can enjoy complimentary coffee or tea & tour the museum and exhibits.

Sign up here.

Call 337-439-3797 or email impmuseum@bellsouth.net to register or for more information.

Thursday October 24, 2019  |  6-9 P.M.

Join us for an evening with SPIRITS at the Museum Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6 to 9 P.M.

We invite our guests to join us for a spooky evening of scary ghost stories and wine tasting here at the Museum. Throughout the evening there will be tasty treats by local restaurants, Live Music provided by local musicians, and other treats.

Ticket cost: $50 members, $60 non-members
*** Must be 21 to purchase and attend ***
Tickets can be purchased at the Museum and online HERE.

Come relax underneath the Sallier Oak with a spirit or two!