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Alexandria Museum of Art

Connected Visions: Louisiana’s Artistic Lineage

A new exhibit shows off Alexandria Museum of Art’s enviable permanent collection

Connected Visions: Louisiana’s Artistic Lineage

Courtesy of Alexandria Museum of Art.

Caped Crusader, Cullen Washington, Jr.

Last year, the Alexandria Museum of Art opened Connected Visions: Louisiana’s Artistic Lineage, the first permanent exhibition in the museum’s forty-year history to showcase works of art in the museum’s collection. The AMoA permanent collection holds more than eight hundred works, encompassing prominent twentieth- and twenty-first-century artists from Louisiana and throughout the South, as well as artists whose work reflects cultures of the South or artists who have influenced or been influenced by the South.

Highlights include a large collection of twentieth-century prints, showcasing modern printmaking techniques, dozens of silver gelatin prints by Elemore Morgan Sr., more than one hundred works by Cubist painter and printmaker Max Papart, high-quality examples of Newcomb College Pottery, and significant works by Southern artists such as Clementine Hunter, Margaret Evangeline, Ida Kohlmeyer, Emery Clark, Hunt Slonem, and Will Henry Stevens.

Connected Visions will be up through 2022, with new works added periodically. Since the opening, AMoA has changed out five works from the original fifty, adding pieces by Michael Crespo and George Dunbar along with additional works by artists already included. AMoA will continue to deepen and strengthen connections in the show throughout the duration of the exhibit and make more of its collection available to the public.

In addition to updating the exhibition, AMoA regularly adds content to its virtual tour app. The app currently includes a family tour, a tour with information and videos from artists, a tour highlighting female artists in the exhibition, educators’ resources, and an audio tour of the permanently installed Spanish chapel reproduction in the gallery. Tours can be viewed on any device at amoa.app, no download required, even if you’re not at the museum.

Visit themuseum.org for more information.