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LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts

  • 100 Lafayette Street, Fifth Floor Shaw Center for the Arts Baton Rouge, LA 70801
  • (225) 389-7200
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The LSU Museum of Art
Facility Rentals - The Art of Event Planning

Reserve Your Place in Our Space

Planning the perfect event is definitely an art and it all begins with your choice of location. No other venue in the city offers such choices between a panoramic view of downtown and the Mississippi River, or mingling among the region's finest works of art in addition to other unique spaces that will meet your specific event needs. The LSU Museum of Art offers a choice of elegant, yet functional, settings for a variety of social, corporate, or nonprofit affairs. In addition, our professional staff has hosted many wonderful events and can share a wealth of experience, creative expertise, and our premier vendor partners to ensure your event exceeds your expectations.

COVID-19 Update:

  • Face masks must be worn at all times during an event
  • Food must be prepackaged and individually wrapped

Sustainer Level & Above Member Rental Discount!
LSU Museum of Art Members at the Sustainer Level and above receive a 20% discount (event space fee only) – Click here to become an LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts member today!

Third Floor - The Charles Phelps Manship, Jr. Floor

  • The Bert and Sue Turner Gallery
  • Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Board Room

The Charles Phelps Manship, Jr. Floor offers the 2,000-square-foot Bert and Sue Turner Gallery with sweeping views of Lafayette Park and the Mississippi River.

The beautiful Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Board Room overlooking the Mississippi River adjoins the gallery and with 25-chair board room table is perfect for meetings and features space for extra seating. Accommodates 150 guests cocktail style, 100 seated for dinner, or 25+ for board meeting. Please note:

In accordance with LSU regulations and mandates, face masks are required indoors at all times. Click here for the LSU COVID-19 Roadmap and for more information. An addendum to our normal agreement will include COVID19 Event Policies and a Waiver and Release of Liability Form. We will update this as regulations change according to LSU policies.


Fifth Floor - Paula Garvey Manship Floor

One of the premier exhibition spaces in Baton Rouge, the 13,000-square-foot LSU Museum of Art is already "decorated" with our beautiful permanent collection. Guests have the opportunity to view the 14 galleries and staff can even help you arrange for after-hour viewing during your event.

Accommodates 400 guests cocktail style. Please note:

In accordance with LSU regulations and mandates, face masks are required indoors at all times. Click here for the LSU COVID-19 Roadmap and for more information. An addendum to our normal agreement will include COVID19 Event Policies and a Waiver and Release of Liability Form. We will update this as regulations change according to LSU policies.

Six Floor - The Irene W. Pennington Rooftop Terrace

With panoramic views of the Mississippi River, downtown and the Old State Capitol, and a distant view of Tiger Stadium, the Irene W. Pennington Rooftop Terrace offers an extraordinary setting for your event. This beautiful outdoor area provides a spectacular outdoor experience perfect for memorable cocktail receptions, elegant dining under the stars or any event where you want to make an impression.

Accommodates 300 guests cocktail style or 200 seated for outdoor dining.

Please contact a Manager at Tsunami for more information, availability, and rates at (225) 346-5100.

Getting Started:

1. Complete the online application to check date availability. If the date is available, a complimentary one-week hold will be put on the date. The hold gives you time to tour the rental spaces and get the paperwork started without fear of losing the date. If the date is not available, the events coordinator will contact you to review available dates.

2. Schedule a tour to see all of our spaces by calling Nedra Hains at 225-389-7212 or cell: 225-333-8234 or emailing nhains1@lsu.edu

3. If you decide to book one of the LSU Museum of Art rental spaces, one-half of the total is and signed contract is required to secure the date.

 

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Admission is Free at the LSU Museum of Art from 5-8 p.m. every Friday!

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