Containing eight galleries, the Southern University Museum of Art is located on Southern University's campus in Baton Rouge. The museum's store forms the central axis, with four galleries on opposite sides framing the center. Four galleries are dedicated to African American art with a master gallery, Louisiana gallery and a gallery containing the works of Southern's Visual Arts Faculty.
The museum and its collections are dedicated to those African American pioneer artists who fought and won the battle for artistic freedom. Systematically excluded from museums and galleries in this country, they overcame tremendous odds, to validate their culture and history through their art.