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The Masur Museum of Arts will be hosting Variety at the Zoo Saturday, December 16th from 1-4 PM at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. The event is free and open to all ages. 

Black Bayou Rings in Fall

Oct 10, 2017
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The National Wildlife Refuge Week comes to a close Saturday, October 14th, and Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge will be ending it with its twentieth annual Fall Celebration. The celebration will begin at 8 a.m. with a fun run/walk and other activities beginning at 10 a.m. 

Masur's Variety Shares Art and Culture

Sep 13, 2017
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Saturday September 16th, the Masur Museum of Art is hosting its Variety event at the Monroe Regional Airport from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Variety is true to its name combining art, education, and entertainment for this event.

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KEDM is hosted its first Coffee Conversations at CC's Coffee House in Monroe on Friday, May 5th from 6 to 9 a.m. It was a  chance to see and meet KEDM staff and personalities, and hear interviews with local newsmakers. 

Masur Museum  Executive Director Evie Stewart and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Ben Hickey joined Jay for a discussion about recent fire damage to the permanent collection at the Masur, the ramifications of the damage, and the plans for recovery and restoration.  

"Off the Wall" Fundraiser features Art Auction

Mar 30, 2017
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Friday, April 7th, the Masur Museum of Art is holding its 8th annual Off the Wall fundraiser from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Off the Wall is the museum's biggest fundraiser of the year. 

Proceeds from Off the Wall, named for its intent to get artwork in the silent auction 'off the walls',  go to support the exhibitions and educations programs held at the Masur Museum of Art. This event will include live music by Arthur Stewart and Jesse Grinter, food provided by Chef Pat Nolan, along with a silent art auction and the popular Bon Voyage Raffle.

Masur Museum Sharing Art and the Abstract

Jan 18, 2017
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This Thursday, January 19th, the Masur Museum of Art is holding a reception for the Everything is Abstract exhibition. The premise of this exhibition is to display how any attempt to depict an object changes how that object is perceived.

Party 318 to Benefit the Masur Museum

Sep 21, 2016
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The Masur Museum of Art invites the community for an evening of relaxation at its bi-annual  "pARTy 318" event on Thursday, September 22.

"Everything is free with the exception of food," said Evie Stuart, director of the Masur Museum of Art. "We will also have some art vendors there as well so I'm sure everyone will find something they like."

Stuart says attendees will have plenty of food options to choose from. Food trucks will be on location with tasty treats.

Ben Hickey says the museum will feature new exhibits and many of the continuing collection.

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The Masur Museum hosts a reception for the new exhibit "Accalia and the Swamp Monster" by acclaimed Baton Rouge artist Kelli Scott-Kelley on Thursday, August 25 from 6 -8 p.m.

Kelley previously worked as a printmaker for sculptor James Surles, and has been a professor at Louisiana State University for over 16 years. This marks her first exhibit in the Masur. 

Museum Curator Ben Hickey describes the exhibit as "an autobiographical fairy tale."

"It's a little dark, it's a little dreamy, and it's very beautiful," says Hickey. 

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The Masur Museum of Art welcomes its newest artist-in-residence, Beili Liu, on Tuesday June 14, and hosts a reception for the 53rd Annual Juried Competition on Saturday June 25. Summer art camps are also in full swing.

"Every two years or so we choose an artist that doesn't have anything to do with Louisiana. We bring them in to experience Monroe, our culture, and our community, and create artwork that relates to their experiences while here," says Executive Director Evelyn Stewart.

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Collecting art can often seem like a distant dream. The Masur Museum attempts to make that goal more accessible with its annual "Off the Wall" event, Friday April 1st at 6:30 p.m. The event is a fundraiser to raise money for museum events and activities year round.

"It's a great point of entry if you are curious about art, if you want own art, but you think it's intimidating, and its a really fun event," says Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Ben Hickey.

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