Exhibits & Events

2019 Season Schedule

Bound: Artist Books  | March 12-– April 27, 2019  | Gibson-Barham Library

Bound: Artist Books features handmade books and book projects made by local artists, McNeese art students, and art students from local schools. Books included in the exhibit are made by many different techniques and feature unique materials. Also included with this exhibit are special projects by local school groups; Illuminated manuscript pages created by Our Lady Queen of Heaven 8th grade Fine Art Survey students taught by Brenda Foshee & Artist Research books created by Lake Charles College Prep students taught by Meagan Green.

Please join us for a small reception on March 14th as part of our Museum After Hours program to explore the exhibt.

 March 21 – April 27, 2019 |  Gibson-Barham Gallery

Themeless features works by Calcasieu Parish School System K – 12 art students. The exhibit gives life to the imaginative ideas and creativity of children throughout Calcasieu Parish. The exhibit will open to the public with a Reception on Thursday, March 21st, from 6 to 7:30 in the Gibson-Barham Gallery. The exhibit will be on display  at the Museum through April 27th.

Get Creative with Studio KIDS March 23!

Studio KIDS! class will explore our newest min exhibit Bound: Artist Books using an array of techniques and media to create your own unique books.

Time: 10 a.m . – Noon  | Place: in the Gallery  |  Class cost: $25 members / $30 nonmembers.

Classes are limited to 14 students ages 6 – 10.  Register in advance to ensure your spot!

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

 March 30, 2019 | 9-10 A.M. |  Sallier Oak (weather permitting)

Join us on the last Saturday each month 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.

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

The Museum will be closed on April 12th & 13th to prepare for our Boogaloo fundraiser.
Please join us Saturday evening to party and support the Museum!

Grab your passports the Museum is taking you ’round the world!

We promise that you will be entertained by a great music by the FLAMETHROWERS, see all seven wonders and taste foods from every corner of the world!

Buy Tickets HERE.

31 Years of Works on Paper – The Museum proudly presents “31 Years of Works on Paper” in partnership with the McNeese State University Department of Visual Arts. This retrospective opens to the public on Thursday, May 9th in the Gibson-Barham Gallery. The Department of Visual Arts at McNeese State University has been hosting this unique national juried exhibit for 32 years now. Our staff has worked with interns to curate over 40 works from a broad spectrum of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, and mixed media works on paper.  The University’s collection of works was obtained through purchase awards each year. This exhibit of works on paper showcases the versatility of paper itself. The exhibit will be on display through June 15th.


Branch Out Summer Art Camp!

Session dates: July 8-12, 15-19, & 22-26

9:00 – 11:30 A.M. daily

Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and More

Enrollment for Museum Members starts March 12th. 

Open enrollment begins April 2nd.

More info here.

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.