The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH), in partnership with the State Bicentennial Commission, announces the publication of A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana. Edited by Michael Sartisky, Ph.D., president of the LEH and J. Richard Gruber, Ph.D., director emeritus of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, A Unique Slant of Light includes:
- 276 entries on Louisiana artists, authored by dozens of notable scholars
- More than 400 images from private collections and the state’s major museums and archives, available for the first time in an elegant print edition
- A digital version featuring links to KnowLA, The Digital Encyclopedia of Louisiana History and Culture (www.knowla.org), with additional image galleries and full biographies of selected artists
As Louisiana celebrates the 200th anniversary of statehood, A Unique Slant of Light provides a lasting record of the state’s cultural heritage.
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To mark the publication of A Unique Slant of Light, the LEH will embark this fall on a statewide tour to several of Louisiana’s great museums. Scheduled tour dates:
- Friday, Sept. 14th, 6pm – Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans
- Thursday, Sept. 27th, 6pm – LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge
- Thursday, Oct. 11th, 6pm – Paul and Lulu Hilliard Museum, Lafayette
- Thursday, Nov. 8th, 6pm – Meadows Museum at Centenary College, Shreveport