Exhibits & Events

2019 Season Schedule

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.


 May 25, 2019 | 9-10 A.M. |  Sallier Oak (weather permitting)

Join us on the last Saturday in May 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.

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.