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.

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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

"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.
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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