Upcoming Meadows Museum Exhibits & Events
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August 23 - October 25, 2014:

“Centenary in Paris: An Exhibit by First-Year Students”


Opening reception: August 23, 2014, 4:30-6 pm

An exhibit of multi-disciplinary works created during the immersion term by students in Art, Business, English, Psychology, and Theatre sections.  The reception serves as a grand finale for Centenary’s first immersion term and a time for first-year students to reconnect with their families and meet the rest of campus.


September 13 - October 25, 2014:

“Relaying: Testimonies on Motherhood Lost”, a Video Installation by Mali De-Kalo

Curated by Nella Magen Cassouto

Opening reception with artist’s talk: Sept. 13, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

Artist in residence: Sept. 11-18, 2014

Israeli artist De-Kalo confronts boundaries between art and social action in this four-channel video installation.  Middle-Eastern women, projected at life size, give the testimonies (in English, Arabic, and Hebrew) of mothers who have tragically lost their children through the breakdown of the family unit.  De-Kalo will work with classes and community groups on transforming oral history and personal trauma into art to promote healing.  See www.dekalomali.com.


September 13 - October 25, 2014:

 “With the Beatles” by Enoch Doyle Jeter

Opening reception with artist’s talk: Sept. 13, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

Artist in residence: Sept. 10-13, 2014

 An exhibit of lithographs inspired by Beatles’ songs, marking the 50th anniversary of their arrival in the USA.  Jeter’s illustrations were published in the book She Loves You by Jude Southerland Kessler.  Jeter will conduct student workshops and give gallery talks while in residence.  See www.enochdoylejeterart.com.


Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, 7 pm:

 “Lennon’s Liverpool:” A Performance by Jude Southerland Kessler


Journey to 1950s Liverpool with Lennon biographer Jude Southerland Kessler, to trace the birth of The Beatles through rare photos and music.  A book signing will follow.  See www.johnlennonseries.com.






November 8 - December 19, 2014:

“Imaginary Botanicals: Sculptures in Glass” by Kathleen Elliot

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Exhibition organized by Katharine T. Carter and Associates

This exhibit features two-dozen organic sculptures made of glass.  Leaves, fruit, pods, and flowers are reimagined into new species.  Natural forms appear in unexpected colors and combinations.  Elliot employs flameworking for her sculptures, namely treating glass directly with the flame of a torch.  This technique allows the artist to create three-dimensional forms, add color and texture, and then assemble complex structures.  Each piece takes weeks or months to finish.  (Sculpture at right: Questionable Food #2)  See www.kathleenelliot.com.


November 8, 2014 - February 1, 2015:

“Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter”

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Opening reception with artist’s talk: Nov. 8, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

Artist in residence: Nov. 5-9, 2014

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. 


November 8, 2014 - February 1, 2015:

“Images of Excellence: The O. Winston Link Centennial”

Opening reception with gallery talk by Conway Link: Nov. 8, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

This retrospective, curated by the Meadows and Link’s son, local resident Conway Link, celebrates the centennial of Link’s birth. Link’s first photographic “break” came in 1937 when he was hired to produce promotional photos for the state of Louisiana, capturing subjects like rice harvesting in New Iberia, the cotton exchange in New Orleans, and the arrival of new “co-eds” at LSU. His best-known body of work—Link’s 1950s photographs documenting the last days of steam engines—will also be exhibited. He creatively used his civil engineering background to illuminate and photograph moving trains at night in perfect focus. 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. All works for this exhibit have been generously provided by LouisianaLink LLC. See louisianalink.net

OPENING RECEPTION FOR THREE NEW EXHIBITS: "The Calm Before the Storm", "Up Close and Personal", and "Brains"

Saturday, March 15, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Opening reception for three exhibits: "The Calm Before the Storm: Jean Despujols' Portrait of Indochina", "Kim Thompson: Up Close and Personal", and "Brains". Details below.

Artist's Talk: Kim Thompson at 6 pm

Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served
Free and Open to the Public
Sponsored by the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art

Exhibit Details:
"The Calm Before the Storm: Jean Despujols' Portrait of Indochina"
An exhibition that examines National Geographic's use of Despujols' art to illustrate culture and conflict in French Indochina.

"Kim Thompson: Up Close and Personal"
A painterly exploration of how we really look, how we look to each other, and how we see ourselves and our lives.

Centenary students' art created for neuroscience classes.

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These exhibits can be seen during the Meadows Museum's regular hours through April 20, 2014. 

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
12:00 - 4:00 PM; 
Thursday 12:00 - 5:00 PM; 
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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"Bernice" by Kim Thompson, 2013. 16" x 20", acrylic.

"Bernice" by Kim Thompson, 2013. 16" x 20", acrylic.