OPENING RECEPTION for “The Dream Series" by Marlene Tseng Yu, “See America”, and “#exhibit”

Saturday, Feb. 28 5 - 7 p.m.

Artist's Talk by Marlene Tseng Yu at 5:30 p.m.
Curators' Talk by Cadie Hancock and Ben Green for #exhibit at 6:15 p.m.
Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art, whose mission is to support and encourage the advancement of art in Shreveport-Bossier and in the surrounding regions by establishing the Algur Meadows Museum as a center of art and culture in the South. Learn more and join us today!

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About the Exhibits:

"Winner Takes All" (detail) by Marlene Tseng Yu acrylic on paper 1985

"Winner Takes All" (detail)
by Marlene Tseng Yu
acrylic on paper
1985

"The Dream Series" by Marlene Tseng Yu
February 21 - May 2
Artist’s talk: Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m.

This exhibit is one of seven regional exhibitions called the “Lucky Sevens,” celebrating the artist’s 77th year and the opening of the Marlene Yu Museum in downtown Shreveport. Yu is the founder of the Rainforest Art Foundation, which raises environmental awareness through art.

by Alexander Dux, 1939.

by Alexander Dux, 1939.

“See America: Advertising our national treasures through graphic design."
February 21 - March 28
A lecture by historian Dr. Sam Shepherd: "The WPA: Lifting America with Work of Lasting Value" March 14, 2:00 p.m.


Curated by Centenary’s Communication students, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, and the Creative Action Network (San Francisco), this exhibition documents the “See America” advertising campaign from the 1930s to present. Begun under President Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration, this poster series featured our country’s most stunning locations to increase tourism and stimulate the economy during the Great Depression. The Creative Action Network recently revitalized this series with an international design campaign aimed to support the National Parks Conservation Association. A selection of historic and contemporary designs, including works from our own region, will be featured.

“#exhibit: Reinterpreting Art from the Permanent Collection"
February 28 - May 2
Curators' Talk: Feb. 28, 6:15 p.m.


Inspired by modern technology and mobile photo-sharing applications, the “#exhibit” (literally, “hashtag exhibit”) reinterprets art from the permanent collection. Visitors will learn about the functions of popular hashtags (#) through interaction, pop culture and social media.
CURATED BY: 
Cadie Hancock, class of 2015
Ben Green, class of 2017


These exhibits can be seen during the Meadows Museum's regular hours through the dates indicated. 

Museum hours:
Tuesday-Friday 11 - 6
Saturday 12 - 4
Closed Sunday & Monday

Admission is FREE.

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Art Works: Films About Art and Artists - Spring 2015

Co-sponsored by The Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum and The Centenary Film Society at the Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA.

Note: Friends of the Meadows Musuem; Artists Who Contributed to the Friends' Cirque de Shreve; and Members of the Centenary College of Louisiana Community are admitted free – Tickets courtesy of the Centenary Film Society.

Friday, February 20, 6:45 pm: Mr. Turner 
(preceded by a preview dinner at 5:30 pm with guest speakers Lisa Nicolleti, Bruce Allen, and Jefferson Hendricks commenting on J. M. W. Turner's life, times, and artistic achievement. Cost: $22. The film will also be shown for the entire week Friday, Feb to Thursday, Feb 26 at the Robinson Film Center.)


Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the life of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted, and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. 

Saturday, March 7, 11:30 am: National Gallery 
The National Gallery in London is one of the great museums of the world with 2400 paintings from the 13th to the end of the 19th century. Almost every human experience is represented in one or the other of the paintings. The sequences of the film show the public in various galleries; the education programs, and the scholars, scientists and curators, studying, restoring and planning the exhibitions. The relation between painting and storytelling is explored. 

“National Gallery isn’t just about a museum full of famous pictures. It’s about the nature of art, and art’s acolytes; about the mystery of what may lie beneath a particular painting’s visible surface; about the business of art at a time when money can be scarce and attention spans can be short.” Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 pm: Art and Craft
Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member’s will, and most recently as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States. But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop.

“The film will appeal to art lovers, but viewers who can hardly tell their Cezannes from Chagalls will find the story fascinating as well.” John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

CLOSING SOON “Images of Excellence: The O. Winston Link Centennial” and “Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter"

“Images of Excellence: The O. Winston Link Centennial”
November 8, 2014-January 31, 2015

As heard on Red River Radio: "History Matters: O. Winston Link's photographs documented steam locomotion and Louisiana life" by Gary Joiner, Ph.D., Jan. 20.

As seen in The Shreveport Times: "Our History: Final week of historic photo show" by John Andrew, Jan. 25.

O. Winston Link, "Girl Eating Honeycomb, Donaldsonville, LA," 1937. Copyright W. Conway Link.

O. Winston Link, "Girl Eating Honeycomb, Donaldsonville, LA," 1937. Copyright W. Conway Link.

This retrospective celebrates the centennial of Link’s birth. It is curated by the Meadows and Link’s son, W. Conway Link, retired LSUS math professor, current LaSIP Site Coordinator at Centenary College and owner of Gallery 1877 on Milam Street.

Shortly after graduating from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1937, O. Winston Link landed a job with Carl Byoir and Associates, a Manhattan-based public relations firm. Link was sent to Louisiana, a client of Byoir, in July 1937 to document commerce, industry, and life in post-Huey P. Long Louisiana. Link captured on 4"x 5" negatives a wide variety of subjects, including rice harvesting, alligator hunting, the blessing of shrimp boats, parties for Governor Richard W. Leche, New Orleans life, bee insemination, the petroleum industry, the Cotton Exchange, and the arrival of new “co-eds” at LSU. A selection from his best-known body of work—Link’s 1950s photographs documenting the last days of steam engines—will also be exhibited, as well as personal and commercial black and white images. Link’s gelatin silver prints are collected by the New Orleans Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among many others. This exhibit is sponsored by Louisiana Link LLC, 206 Milam St. LLC, and the Shreveport Historic Preservation Society. Other images can be seen at the Milam Street gallery. See louisianalink.net.

 

“Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter”
November 8, 2014-January 31, 2015

As heard on Red River Radio: "Red River Radio Spotlight: Poet of the Ordinary - Photographs by Keith Carter" by Bill Beckett, with Dr. David Havird, Ashley Mace Havird, and photographer Stan Carpenter, Jan. 15.

Keith Carter, "Boy with Bee".

Keith Carter, "Boy with Bee".

Keith Carter is internationally known for creating lyrical, magical representations of the people and cultures of East Texas and the South. The recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts, Carter has had more than 100 solo exhibitions in thirteen countries, and is collected by the National Portrait Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others. Carter will meet with classes, conduct public workshops, and give gallery talks while in residence. The Exhibition was organized by the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos. Exhibition Tour management by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. See keithcarterphotographs.com and Carter Images.


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The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College
2911 Centenary Boulevard
 Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
318.869.5040 

Regular museum hours:
Open Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 6:00 p.m.;
Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Closed Sunday and Monday

Admission is free.