Exhibits & Events

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.

Mardi Gras Closures.

Closed – March 5th – Fat Tuesday

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Bound: Artist Books : Exhibit will feature handmade books made by local artist and current McNeese art students. The exhibit will be on display in the Gibson-Barham Library. We will have a small reception on March 14 as part of our Museum After Hours program. “Bound” will be on display through April 27.

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.

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!

Tickets on sale soon.

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.