On January18, 2020 the West Baton Rouge Museum will open a new exhibition, Artists of West Baton Rouge, that puts the spotlight on the many artists who have ties to West Baton Rouge Parish. The exhibition was inspired by the recent designation of Port Allen as a Louisiana Cultural District. A public call to artists was issued for submissions and the museum’s curatorial staff selected the pieces on display. Various mediums will be on display including original paintings, sculptures, and photographs. The artists participating in the exhibit have ties to West Baton Rouge Parish and many of their works are inspired by the local environment.
The Timeless River: the Art of Burny Myrick
Artist Burny Myrick is best known for his portraits of prominent citizens of Louisiana. Born in Mississippi, Myrick attended LSU where he first sketched the Mississippi River in the late 1930s. He developed a love of the river and began to focus his artistic abilities on documenting the people and places that thrived on the waterway. The Timeless River is an exhibition of Myrick’s work depicting life and work along the Mississippi River from 1850 to 1900.
Past exhibits are available to community organizations such as schools, churches, and libraries upon availability. For more information call Director of Interpretation Kathe Hambrick at 225-336-2422 ext. 207 or Curator of Collections Elizabeth Brantley at 225-2336-2422 ext. 206.