Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College announces fall 2023 exhibition schedule

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College will host seven exhibitions during the fall of 2023. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Three exhibitions – Visual Gumbo by Terry Konrath; Centenary in Paris: 2023 Exhibition by Centenary’s Class of 2027; and From Now on We’re StarDust by Jude Williams ’26 - will open to the public on August 28. Visual Gumbo will remain open until December 2 while Centenary in Paris will close on September 30. From Now on We’re StarDust, which will be housed in the Museum’s monthly rotating Project Space Gallery, will close on September 22. It will be followed by South Realism X by Edgar Cano from September 26 through October 27 and Simulacrum by Jessica Hawkins from October 31 through December 2.

Two additional exhibitions – Chasing the Tiger: A Commentary on Colonial Fantasy curated by Ben Vazquez ’24 and Emerson Horne ’24 and Nature’s Wonders by the Shreveport Art Club will open on October 16 and run through December 2.

A preview reception featuring the first three exhibitions will be held on August 26 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, with early entry for Meadows Members at 2:30pm.

“Our main exhibitions this semester center around Louisiana and France - our larger historical and cultural connections as well as more specific ties with Shreveport,” said Alissa Klaus, director of the Meadows Museum. “The semester will begin with a juxtaposition of documentary photography in Louisiana and pictures taken by first-year students on this year's Centenary in Paris trip. In October, we will exhibit artworks by the Shreveport Art Club as well as a student-curated exhibition of works by Jean Despujols, a French painter who eventually settled in Shreveport and whose works founded the Meadows Museum. And, as always, our Project Space Gallery will offer a variety of mediums and topics including Jude Williams’s multidisciplinary work, Edgar Cano’s brightly colored ‘deformed canvases,’ and Jessica Hawkins’s silkscreen prints.”

For more information on the individual exhibitions, visit

The Museum has scheduled several artist talks throughout the fall to accompany the exhibitions. All artist talks are free and open to the public. A full schedule is below and also available at

  • Wednesday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. – Jude Williams ‘26 discussing From Now on We’re StarDust
  • Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. – Terry Konrath discussing Visual Gumbo
  • Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. – Panel discussion for Centenary in Paris
  • Monday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. – Shreveport Art Club discussing Nature’s Wonders
  • Monday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m. – Jessica Hawkins discussing Simulacrum
  • Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. - Ben Vazquez ’24 and Emerson Horne ’24 discussing Chasing the Tiger: A Commentary on Colonial Fantasy


About the Meadows Museum of Art

The Meadows Museum of Art is located on the campus of Centenary College of Louisiana at 2911 Centenary Boulevard in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Museum is closed on Sundays and College holidays. For more information or to schedule field trips, call the Museum at 318.869.5169 or visit

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