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Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection

  • 100 Lafayette Street, Fifth Floor Shaw Center for the Arts Baton Rouge, LA 70801
  • LSU Museum of Art
  • July 28, 2017 - October 1, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Price: Adults, 13 and older: $5; Children, 12 and under: Free; Members: Free; University student with ID: Free
  • 225-389-7200

“Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection” tells a highly personal story of community and place through a selection of the extensive collection of costume designer and arts patron, Myrna Colley-Lee. Featuring 50 works including paintings, works on paper, collages, and fabric works, “Reflections” presents the lives, traditions, and environments of African Americans in the 20th century. The exhibition focuses largely on the figurative and representational, presenting pieces by such noted artists as Romare Bearden, James Van Der Zee, Elizabeth Catlett, Eudora Welty, and Betye Saar. Together, these complementary works present a snapshot of life from within the African American community as well as by artists working in close proximity to it.