Exhibits & Events

2018-2019 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.

“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.  A Closing Reception will be held for the exhibit Thursday, August 30th, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Gibson-Barham Library at the Museum. Free to the general public. Light hors d’oeuvre & refreshments will be served.

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

The Imperial Calcasieu Museum will host a public opening reception for The Crucible Project on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 7 to 8 P.M. (free to the general public).

The exhibit features a collection of ceramic works by artist Kenneth Baskin, Rick Hirsch, Dr. Scott Meyer, Michael Rogers, Jane Schellenbarger and Christa Assad.
For over a decade, this team of artists has worked collaboratively, using the crucible and related events as a unifying concept for their work. Entering the group creative dynamic with no sense of ownership for the pieces generated, the work both addresses and manifests the phenomenon of Gestalt.

The exhibit will be on display through October 20th.

The museum will host FREE school tours for Calcasieu Parish students beginning September 7 at the times of 9:30am or 12:30pm. Curriculum guides will be available for teachers prior to their scheduled tour. Please contact the museum to schedule a tour