Meadows Museum hosts Centenary in Paris student exhibit

Meadows Museum director Sean FitzGibbons (left) in Paris.

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary’s Meadows Museum of Art will host an exhibition of original artwork and literature created and curated by students participating in the 5th annual Centenary in Paris program. The one-night-only exhibition is Saturday, August 25, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Students enrolled in the “Bohemian Vision: Reframing Paris” course with Bruce Allen, professor of art, and Sean FitzGibbons, director of the Meadows Museum, will be tasked with creating the exhibit after they return from Paris on August 17.

“Our students will take the content generated by all of the other students and fabricate installations and works of art, as well as design the layout of the Meadows Museum,” explains FitzGibbons. “As we’ve toured Parisian art institutions, we’ve discussed art, art history, and theory. We’re also closely examining how museums use space and content to tell stories, examine ideas, and generate experiences for their visitors.”

Centenary in Paris is an immersive international academic experience offered to all first-year students. Students in the Class of 2022 departed for Paris on August 9 and have been exploring art, beliefs and values, film, STEM, African-American literature, history, and creative writing, all through the filter of French culture. Students will continue the work for these courses after their return from Paris on August 17, earning four credit hours through Centenary’s August immersive term preceding the traditional fall semester.

FitzGibbons is excited to see how the exhibit takes shape in a short time frame.

“To be honest, I don’t know what to expect regarding the content of this show,” says FitzGibbons. “This is going to be exciting, instantaneous, and spontaneous. I am thrilled to see the other Centenary in Paris courses experimenting with the content they are assigning their students. From found objects to poems, films, and Moulin Rouge-inspired posters, there is a lot of wonderful source material for our students.”

More information about the Centenary in Paris program is available at


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