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Past Exhibitions

Harmonic Fascination: The Art of Max Papart

Max Papart, born in France in 1911, was a diverse artist with a clear vision.  After learning classical artistic practices, he determined that they were not for him, adopting a more abstract, surrealist style.  Papart moved to New Orleans in 1979 after multiple visits to the United States, and his new location continued to influence his work.  His prints and paintings are filled with color and symbolism.  This exhibition will look into Papart’s artistic development, from his classical drawing through his paintings, prints, and his exploration of a few other mediums.  

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Aaron Douglas and Arna Bontemps: Partners in Activism

the Alexandria Museum of Art and Arna Bontemps African american Museum have partnered to display this exhibition highlighting artist Aaron Douglas and author Arna Bontemps. Both men were professors at Fisk University in Nashville and were involved in the Harlem Renaissance.  Paintings and Illustrations by Aaron Douglas will be paired with writings by Arna Bontemps to create a unique exhibition of work by two influential African American artists and educators.  

 

Exhibit and associated events sponsored by the Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority (GAEDA). 

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Our Living Past



The Music Maker Relief Foundation supports musicians who preserve the musical traditions of the South.  Tim Duffy, its founder, has spent 35 years photographing the artists who work with the foundation.  This exhibition features platinum palladium prints of many of these southern musicians in their own environment.  These timeless photographs bring out the personalities and styles of these musicians and their art. 

 

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Faculty & Friends: Artists Among Us

Inspired by the creative resources in our community, this invitational exhibition showcases faculty, staff, alumni, and volunteers of some of the arts organizations and arts education institutions in the Central Louisiaa region and throughout the state.  The collection of the Alexandria Museum of Art contains work by a number of teaching artists both past and present.  Some artists included in this year’s Faculty & Friends exhibition are represented in the collection and others we hope to add soon!

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