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Exhibition and Program Guide

Please note that the Meadows is closed during the summer so that we may care for the Collection and prepare great exhibitions for the upcoming academic year.

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For more information or to schedule a fieldtrip, call the Meadows at 318.869.5040.

Centenary in Paris: An Exhibition by First-Year Students

August 23 - October 26, 2014

Centenary in Paris

Opening reception: August 23, 2014, 4:30-6:00 pm

An exhibit of multi-disciplinary works created during the immersion term by students in Art, Business, English, Psychology, and Theatre sections. The reception serves as a grand finale for Centenary’s first immersion term and a time for first-year students to reconnect with their families and meet the rest of campus.

"Relaying: Testimonies on Motherhood Lost” by Mali De-Kalo

September 13-October 25, 2014

Relaying: Testimonies on Motherhood Lost

Curated by Nella Magen Cassouto
Opening reception with artist’s talk at 6:45 pm:
Sept. 13, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

Artist in residence: Sept. 11-18, 2014

Multidisciplinary Israeli artist De-Kalo confronts boundaries between art and social action in this four-channel video installation. Eight women, projected at life size, give testimonies (in English, Arabic, and Hebrew) of Middle Eastern mothers who were forcibly estranged from their children through the breakdown of the family unit. De-Kalo will work with classes and community groups on transforming oral history and personal trauma into art to promote healing. See

Associated Events:
Sept. 15, 2014, 7-8 pm
Public workshop with artist Mali De-Kalo: “Speech Brings Speech: The Momentum of Personal Stories on Motherhood”

Ms. De-Kalo will talk about the role motherhood has in her own art, and ask the public, male and female alike, to share stories about their mothers or their roles mothering others.

Sept. 16, 2014, 2:30-3:45 pm
Public workshop with Mali De-Kalo: “Testimony Point”

Ms. De-Kalo seeks community volunteers to be filmed reading the testimonies of Middle Eastern mothers who have lost their children, to help give these women a greater voice.

Sept. 23, 2014, 7-7:45 pm
Public lecture by curator Nella Magen Cassouto: "Changing Focus: A Gallery Talk about Israeli Photography"

BereavedPhoto by Rina Castelnuovo, from the series "Bereaved", 2013

Ms. Cassouto, professionally trained in conflict resolution and experienced in facilitating community healing through joint Palestinian-Israeli exhibits, will give a gallery talk about the changing focus of art photography in Israel.

This exhibit, events, and artists' residencies are supported by a grant from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, with funds from the City of Shreveport.

SRAC city

“With the Beatles” by Enoch Doyle Jeter

September 13-October 25, 2014

Relaying: With the Beatles

Opening reception with artist’s talk:
Sept. 13, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

Artist in residence: Sept. 10-13, 2014

An exhibit of lithographs inspired by Beatles’ songs, marking the 50th anniversary of their arrival in the USA. Jeter’s illustrations were published in the book She Loves You by Jude Southerland Kessler. Jeter will conduct student workshops and give gallery talks while in residence. See

“Lennon’s Liverpool:” A Performance by Jude Southerland Kessler

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, 7 pm


Journey to 1950s Liverpool with Lennon biographer Jude Southerland Kessler, to trace the birth of The Beatles through rare photos and music. A book signing will follow. See

“Imaginary Botanicals: Sculptures in Glass” by Kathleen Elliot

November 8-December 19, 2014

Imaginary Botanicals

This exhibit features two-dozen organic sculptures made of glass. Leaves, fruit, pods, and flowers are reimagined into new species. Natural forms appear in unexpected colors and combinations. Elliot employs flame working for her sculptures, namely treating glass directly with the flame of a torch. This technique allows the artist to create three-dimensional forms, add color and texture, and then assemble complex structures. Each piece takes weeks or months to finish. This Exhibition is organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates. See

“Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter”

November 8, 2014-January 31, 2015

Photographs by Keith Carter

Opening reception: Nov. 8, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm
Artist’s talk: 6 pm
Artist in residence: Nov. 5-9, 2014

Keith Carter is internationally known for creating lyrical, magical representations of the people and cultures of East Texas and the South. The recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts, Carter has had more than 100 solo exhibitions in thirteen countries, and is collected by the National Portrait Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others. Carter will meet with classes, conduct public workshops, and give gallery talks while in residence. The Exhibition was organized by the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos. Exhibition Tour management by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. See and Carter Images.

“Images of Excellence: The O. Winston Link Centennial”

November 8, 2014-January 31, 2015

Images of Excellence

This retrospective celebrates the centennial of Link’s birth. It is curated by the Meadows and Link’s son, W. Conway Link, retired LSUS math professor, current LaSIP Site Coordinator at Centenary College and owner of Gallery 1877 on Milam Street.

Shortly after graduating from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1937, O. Winston Link landed a job with Carl Byoir and Associates, a Manhattan-based public relations firm. Link was sent to Louisiana, a client of Byoir, in July 1937 to document commerce, industry, and life in post-Huey P. Long Louisiana. Link captured on 4"x 5" negatives a wide variety of subjects, including rice harvesting, alligator hunting, the blessing of shrimp boats, parties for Governor Richard W. Leche, New Orleans life, bee insemination, the petroleum industry, the Cotton Exchange, and the arrival of new “co-eds” at LSU. A selection from his best-known body of work—Link’s 1950s photographs documenting the last days of steam engines—will also be exhibited, as well as personal and commercial black and white images. Link’s gelatin silver prints are collected by the New Orleans Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among many others. This exhibit is sponsored by Louisiana Link LLC, 206 Milam St. LLC, and the Shreveport Historic Preservation Society. Other images can be seen at the Milam Street gallery. See

Lecture by Kimberly Parker on “O. Winston Link: Cause and Effect,”
with guest W. Conway Link, the artist's son

November 18, 2014 at 7 pm

Lecture by Kimberly Parker

Parker, the former Director of the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, VA, will lecture on Link’s artful and technical mastery in his now famous Norfolk and Western Railroad series. Link creatively used his civil engineering background to illuminate and photograph moving trains at night in perfect focus. She will explore the reasons for this body of work and discuss how it has impacted so much of our photographic and railroad history since its creation. See also Conway Link will share his extensive knowledge of his father's works.


The photography exhibitions and events above are sponsored by the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum, and supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.

“The Dream Series” by Marlene Tseng Yu

February 21-May 3, 2015

The Dream Series

Opening reception with artist’s talk:
Feb. 28, 2015, 5-7 pm

Yu is the founder of the Rainforest Art Foundation, which attempts to raise environmental awareness through art.
This exhibit is one of seven regional exhibitions called the “Lucky Sevens,” celebrating the artist’s 77th year and the
opening of the Marlene Yu Museum in downtown Shreveport. See

“See America: Advertising Our National Treasures through Graphic Design”

February 21-March 28, 2015

See America

A historical and juried poster exhibition.

Find more information here.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2 pm:

Dr. Samuel Shepherd, Chair of the Department of History and Political Science, will give a lecture on "The WPA: Lifting America with Work of Lasting Value"

“#exhibit: Reinterpreting Art from the Permanent Collection”

February 28-May 3, 2015


Curated by students Ben Green & Cadie Hancock

Opening reception with Curators’ talk:
Feb. 28, 2015, 5-7 pm

This exhibit reinterprets the Museum’s permanent collection through the lens of social media to encourage cross generational interaction with the museum, to bring more students into the museum, and to teach the public about the function of hashtags (i.e. #). The exhibition design will mimic current social media posts while the selection will raise questions about Generation Z and their social network conventions.

Senior Art Exhibitions

April-May 2, 2015

"Visual Vibrations" by Nolan Simmons & "As Told by Stitches" by Jordan Fell

Exhibitions for Academic Year 2015-2016

Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags

September 1-October 20, 2015

Vodou flag

A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For many, the term "Vodou" brings up unfortunate Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but our museum visitors will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou by viewing exquisite early to mid-20th century Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou), Voudou libation bottles, and portraits of contemporary Vodou practioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo.

This exhibition is brought to Shreveport by the Friends of the Meadows Museum.

Courtney Egan

September 19-October 31, 2015

Fountains from Courtney Egan on Vimeo.

Egan’s projection-based sculptural installations mix botanical themes with shards of technology. She projects botanical imagery onto walls, floors and sculptural elements. Fragments from the natural world are melded with non-natural techniques to create subtly impossible, hybrid tableaus. These electronically-forged composites place the viewer in a conversation between their memories of the natural world, and a new, mediated experience of a plant or flower.

“Salty and Bright: A Fragrant Trail of Spice Works” by Stephen Watson

September 19-October 31, 2015


Watson is a multidisciplinary conceptual sculptor and an Assistant Professor of Art at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. During his residency, he will use 30 spices to create giant spice “paintings” in the style of Tibetan floor mandalas or Navajo sand paintings. In addition to his installation in the Meadows, Watson will create a “spice trail” across campus, visually connecting the museum with the entire campus, and allowing more individuals to come across and interact with the artist during the work’s installation. Painting with spices is both visually and aromatically engaging. All of the spice paintings are impermanent: they are installed on-site and destroyed after exhibition. Watson views them as markers of being: “temporary evidence that I was here and there, and intentional, physical reminders of the unseen things I leave behind.”

“The World War I Sketchbook of Jean Despujols”

November 2015-January 2016

The World WarISketchbook of Jean Despujols

Despujols was a machine gunner in the French army during WWI. With the help of the History Department, this exhibit will tell the story of major battles in France (e.g. Verdun) experienced by Despujols, and reveal the war-torn people and landscape he movingly depicted.

“Supposed to be the New World: The Design Book Takes Form, 1928 – 1948”

November 2015-January 2016

Ladislav SutnarLadislav Sutnar: Design and Paper No. 19 (Shape, Line and Color). New York: Marquardt & Company Fine Papers, 1945.

Curated by Randall Ross and Molly McCombs

Rapid technological, intellectual, social, and artistic innovations between the World Wars all contributed to the birth of a new form of communication: the Design Book.

This exhibition examines the links between printing, photography, the graphic arts, and fine arts via networks from Berlin to Chicago, and features original work by A. M. Cassandre, Jan Tschichold, László Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Paul Rand, and many others.

The historic collaborations between trade unionists, the avant-garde, and commercial artists are visually represented by artifacts from the era including books, periodicals, and ephemera drawn from an extensive private collection.

“Awkward Family Photos: The Exhibition”

February 12-April 16, 2016

Awkward Family Photos

Mike Bender and Doug Chernack, creators of the viral site Awkward Family Photos, will bring their exhibit and themselves to Centenary on their national museum tour. The campus and community will be encouraged to add their own awkward family photos to our gallery walls. All photos courtesy of Awkward Family Photos. AFP Exhibition © 2014 Awkward Family, LLC. All rights reserved. See here.

“Cutting Down the Tree of Life: Raising Environmental Awareness through Haitian Art from the Permanent Collection” with “Wasteland: Charcoal in Haiti” by Jonathan Auch

Spring 2016

Cutting Down the Tree of Life

This two-part exhibit, curated by Emily Fultz (class of 2014), contrasts our Haitian “Tree of Life” paintings from the 1970s and 1980s with contemporary photographs of the country’s deforestation for charcoal fuel production, captured by New York City photojournalist Jonathan Auch. Auch will be in residence on campus to work with students.

“Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere” by Richard Sexton

Spring 2016

Creole World

Shotgun houses . . . vibrant street scenes . . . grand villas and mansions . . . colorful facades—they’re all part of a historically rich, interconnected Creole world. Photographer Richard Sexton has been intrigued by this Creole world since he first traveled to Central and South America as a young man. For him, the architectural and urban similarities among Creole cities compose a visual theme supported by endless variations both grand and humble, old and new, carefully curated and wonderfully slapdash. With more than two hundred stunning full-color photographs of Cuba, Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia, and Haiti, as well as New Orleans, Sexton gives readers a taste of everything the Creole world has to offer. This exhibition is organized by the Historic New Orleans Collection. See an interview with author and photographer Sexton here.

Exhibitions for Academic Year 2016-2017

“The Fourth North Louisiana Artists’ Triennial Competition”

Fall 2016

Regional artists will compete to participate in this juried exhibit. This competition is designed to provide visibility for artists working in North Louisiana as well as opportunities to meet and talk with arts professionals outside of the region. Selected artists will be invited to meet with classes and give gallery talks during the exhibition.

“The Critical Art Ensemble”

Spring 2017

The Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) is a collective of five tactical media practitioners of various specializations including computer graphics and web design, film/video, photography, text art, book art, and performance.

Formed in 1987, CAE's focus has been on the exploration of the intersections between art, critical theory, technology, and political activism. The group has exhibited and performed at diverse venues internationally, ranging from the street, to the museum, to the internet. Museum exhibitions include the Whitney Museum and the New Museum in NYC; the Corcoran Museum in Washington D.C.; the ICA, London; the MCA, Chicago; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; and the London Museum of Natural History. See