"Sketches from the Trenches: Jean Despujols in World War I" & "Supposed to Be the New World: Bauhaus Books, Bauhaus People, Bauhaus Culture in America 1925-1955"

Opening Reception
Saturday, Nov. 7, 5 - 7 p.m.

Gallery Talk "Researching My Grandfather" by Trey Gibson at 5:15 p.m.
Curators' Talk by Randall Ross and Molly McCombs at 6:15 p.m.

Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Please see below for information about the exhibits, and check the Museum Calendar for more.

This reception is 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!

November 7, 2015-January 31, 2016

Despujols was a machine gunner in the French army during WWI. With the help of the History Department, this exhibit will tell the story of major battles in France (e.g. Verdun) experienced by Despujols, and reveal the war-torn people and landscape he movingly depicted.

Opening reception: November 7, 5-7 pm

Free lectures:

November 7, 5:15 pm: "Researching My Grandfather" by Trey Gibson, MA, Director of Debate, LSUS

November 20, 6:30 pm*: "Visions of Hell: The World War I Sketchbook and Journal of Jean Despujols" by Dr. Dana Kress, Professor of French

Dr. Kress was the first scholar to extensively research Despujols' work, and is currently working on a book about these World War I sketches.

*Encore presentation Nov. 30 at 6:30 pm: "Visions of Hell: The World War I Sketchbook and Journal of Jean Despujols" by Dr. Dana Kress, Professor of French

January 29, 2016, 6 pm: “Intelligence in World War I” by Dr. Thomas Boghardt, senior historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History

Dr. Boghardt's research focuses on U.S. military intelligence operations in postwar Europe. He has served as the historian at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., and as a Thyssen fellow at Georgetown University. Dr. Boghardt is the author of several books, including The Zimmermann Telegram (2012) and Spies of the Kaiser (2005). He received his PhD in modern European history from the University of Oxford.

Supposed To Be the New World_Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College

November 7, 2015-January 31, 2016

Curated by Randall Ross and Molly McCombs

Opening reception: November 7, 5-7 pm

Rapid technological, intellectual, social, and artistic innovations between the World Wars all contributed to the birth of a new form of communication: the Design Book.

This exhibition examines the links between printing, photography, the graphic arts, and fine arts via networks from Berlin to Chicago, and features original work by A. M. Cassandre, Jan Tschichold, László Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Paul Rand, and many others.

The historic collaborations between trade unionists, the avant-garde, and commercial artists are visually represented by artifacts from the era including books, periodicals, and ephemera drawn from an extensive private collection.

Free lectures:

November 7, 2015, 6:15 pm: Gallery talk by the Curators

January 13, 2016, 6:30 pm: "The Bauhaus as Model for Progressive, Integrative, and Immersive Education" by Dr. Jenifer K. Ward, Centenary's Provost and Dean