Louisiana Art & Science Museum Releases Collection Catalog
BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – In celebration of the Louisiana Art & Science Museum’s 60th anniversary, LASM has published a collection catalog titled Sixty Years of Collecting at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, thanks to a generous Rebirth Grant provided by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH). This new catalog is available free of charge at LASM and is also available online via the museum’s virtual learning platform at virtual-lasm.org.
The publication illustrates Louisiana’s unique history and culture through the artwork held in LASM’s collection that was created by Louisiana-born and Louisiana-based artists working in the nineteenth century until today. The full-color publication consists of a forward by Serena (Meredith) Pandos, LASM’s President & Executive Director; an introduction by LASM’s Past Curator Lexi Adams; artist biographies focused on their connections to Louisiana; high-resolution photographs of a selection of objects on view in Our Louisiana; and a brief history of LASM’s sixty years of service to the community.
In her forward in the catalog, Pandos states, “The Louisiana Art & Science Museum continues to be defined by the belief that the disciplines of art and science shape, complement, and spring from one another. We hope you enjoy this publication as much as we have enjoyed creating it, with special thanks to the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the many visionaries and philanthropists who have gifted so generously to make our permanent art collection the treasure that it is today, and to my visionary predecessors Adalié Brent and Carol Gikas, whose hard work paved the way these last sixty years, as we plan for the next sixty.”
This publication was made possible by a Rebirth grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in 2021. Funding for 2021 Rebirth grants has been administered by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) and provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and the NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) initiative.