2019 Season Schedule

The Summer Film Series is back!

We will be featuring 6 fantastic films this summer presented by local film lovers. Check out our line-up below and mark your calendars.

Admission is $5 for non-members and FREE for Museum members. Doors open at 5:30, film begins promptly at 6. Seating is first come, first serve! There will be sodas & wine available for purchase. FREE popcorn. We hope to see you there!

Date Film Presenter Rated Run time
July 11th Muscle Shoals Jim Serra PG 1 hr 51 mins
July 18th Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Mark Judson NR 2 hr 9 mins
July 25th A Man For All Seasons Reed Mendelson G 2 hrs
August 1st Woman in Gold Gina Ardoin PG 13 1 hr 49 mins
August 8th Sideways John Guidroz R 2 hrs 7 mins
August 15th Beasts of the Southern Wild Sarah Hartman Sonnier PG 13 1 hr 33 mins

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 August 31, 2019 | 9-10 A.M. |  Sallier Oak (weather permitting)

Join us on the last Saturday in August 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.

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.

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.