Meadows Museum of Art
The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College of Louisiana is an educational unit of the College charged with the collection, conservation, preservation and interpretation of visual art works of museum quality.
Our permanent holdings includes Indochina Collection of Jean Despujols. This comprehensive Collection represents the aesthetic achievements of a variety of world cultures and includes works by George Grosz, Emilio Amero, Mary Cassatt and Alfred Maurer. Additionally, the Meadows Museum of Art has received a copy of The Triumphal Arch of Maximilian I by Northern Renaissance artist and engraver Albrecht Durer.
The Museum augments its permanent collections by maintaining a rigorous temporary exhibition schedule designed to reflect the diversity and interests of the regional community by presenting the highest level of aesthetic achievements of individuals and cultures.
The Beginning of Meadows
"The Meadows Museum of Art was established at Centenary College of Louisiana in 1975 on the occasion of the College's 150th anniversary for the purpose of housing the Jean Despujols Collection of Paintings and Drawings of Indochina. The museum was made possible by a gift from Algur H. Meadows, a Centenary alumnus, who had purchased the collection for his alma mater in 1969. The museum's collection and exhibits are not restricted to the Indochina works, but a large portion of that collection is normally on display at all times...."
Source: Meadows Museum of Art: For the Indochina Collection of Jean Despujols, Centenary College of Louisiana, 1975
The Meadows Museum of Art is accredited by the American Association of Museums. See accreditation information.