Nov
3
to Apr 6

Lost & Found: Theaters of Louisiana

Palace Theatre, Iberville and Dauphine Street, New Orleans, 1949. Photographer: William Russell. Courtesy of the Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University. 

Palace Theatre, Iberville and Dauphine Street, New Orleans, 1949. Photographer: William Russell. Courtesy of the Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University. 

Lost & Found: Theaters of Louisiana, held in conjunction with the 19th Annual Preserve Louisiana Gala, explores Louisiana’s architectural marvels during the Golden Age of movie palaces. The exhibition examines the vast history of theaters throughout the state.

Lost & Found, featuring photographs, paintings, and memorabilia from the state's most note-worthy theaters, is divided into sections on Louisiana's drive-in theaters, some of the most architecturally significant theaters, and theaters that have been - or are currently being - preserved. The exhibition also presents and examines historically black theaters, including The Cook Theatre, originally located on Scenic Highway in Scotlandville. The Cook, opened in the 1930s and operated for almost thirty years, was one of the first theaters in Louisiana to be owned by an African-American family.

Exhibition items are on loan from East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Digital Archives; The Historic New Orleans Collection; Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University; Northwest Louisiana Archives at LSU Shreveport; Office of Cultural Development, Division of Historic Preservation; Robinson Film Center, Shreveport; and private collections. 

 

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Apr
4
to Sep 29

Legacy of Leadership: 85 Years of the Junior League of Baton Rouge

Legacy of Leadership, 85 Years of the Junior League of Baton Rouge honors the leagues decades of service to the community.

The Junior League is a non-profit organization of women devoted to encouraging volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective leadership. The League focuses on serving Baton Rouge's children and their families through education, health, arts and cultural enrichment. It was founded in 1932 and now has over 1600 all-women members.

The exhibition examines the Junior League's most significant projects and contributions to our community. Exhibition partners include the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum, Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation, Volunteers in Public Schools, Magnolia Mound Kitchen, Volunteer!Baton Rouge and Family Services of Baton Rouge. The images and artifacts unveil the League's historical archive and some of the members' personal collections.

Junior League of Baton Rouge Members, c. 1955. Image courtesy of the Junior League of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish Library. 

Junior League of Baton Rouge Members, c. 1955. Image courtesy of the Junior League of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish Library. 

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