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 represent the aesthetic achievements of a variety of world cultures. The Permanent Collection includes the Indochina Collection of Jean Despujols, works by George Grosz, Emilio Amero, Mary Cassatt, and Alfred Maurer, among others. Additionally, the Meadows Museum of Art holds a copy of The Triumphal Arch of Maximilian I by Northern Renaissance artist and engraver Albrecht Durer.
The Museum also hosts a vibrant 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 the 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, a collection of more than 300 works. 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. Since that original gift, the museum's collection has grown to more than 1600 works, thanks in large part to the generosity of donors.
The Meadows Museum of Art is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.