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LSU Museum of Art

Subject: Art

100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

(225) 389-7200 | General Information
(225) 389-7207 | Reservations
(225) 389-7190 | Fax

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General Public Hours and Admission Rates: Tuesday – Saturday 10:0am – 5:00pm Thursday 10:00am- 8:00pm Sunday 1:00-5:00pm; $8:00 Adults, $6.00 University Students and Seniors, $4.00 Children 5-17 years old, Children under 5 Free

School Tour Hours and Admission Rates: Tuesday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:00pm; $3.00 Students, Groups with less than 15 students minimum charge $45.00, Required chaperones Free, Additional chaperones $3.00

  • Student to Chaperone Ratio Requested: 10:1
  • Advance Time Needed to Make Reservations: Two weeks
  • Advance deposit $45.00 required
  • Number of Students per Visit: Up to 60
  • Suggested Length of Time for Visit: One to Two hours
  • Handicapped Accessible: Yes
  • Grade Level Appropriate: K – 12th
  • Lunch Facilities: Groups may picnic in Shaw Plaza or in Lafayette Park, which is across the street from the museum.
  • Gift Shop: Yes
  • Bus parking not available on-site

Tell Us About It!

The LSU Museum of Art’s (LSU MOA) permanent collection consists of over 3,500 objects. The collection includes both fine art pieces (drawings, prints, paintings, and sculptures) and decorative art objects (furniture, porcelain, silver, and textiles). The museum is located in downtown Baton Rouge in the Shaw Center for the Arts. The sleek glass and steel complex houses the museum, studios, and performing arts theaters. Inside the modern gallery spaces, LSU MOA offers national and international traveling art exhibitions and changing displays of the museum’s permanent holdings. The museum’s permanent holdings represent cultures from around the world and pieces from antiquity up to the 21st century. For example, the paintings and prints include works by Thomas Gainsborough, Benjamin West, Rembrandt Peale, Diego Rivera and Clementine Hunter. Three dimensional works include Inuit carvings, Chinese jade carvings, and Newcomb pottery wares.

What Can We See and Do There?

Walk up through the massive Shaw Plaza to enter the LSU Museum of Art and enter into a world of aesthetic excitement. This new state-of-the-art complex sets the scene for a visual and intellectual journey. Visitors may explore the galleries on their own. Visitors with more than 10 people in their group can schedule a guided gallery tour. Tour guides are prepared to involve students in discussions throughout the exhibits and Art Work classes give students opportunities to produce expressive projects with hands-on activities. With advance planning, Art Work classes provide pre-visit activities for the classroom and post visit activities to follow the museum field trips. Art Work is designed to incorporate language arts, social studies and math into the art museum experience.

How Do We Get There?

From I-110 exit at Convention St. and travel to Lafayette St. Turn left onto Lafayette St. From I-10 east to I-110, exit to the left onto Laurel St. turn left onto Lafayette St. School groups should enter through the Shaw Center Plaza.

Bad Weather! Now What Do We Do?

This site provides an indoor climate-controlled experience.

Louisiana State Educational Benchmarks and Standards
  • K-4th grades: VA-AP-E1,2,4,-6; VA-HP-M1,3,5,6; VA-CA-E1-5
  • 5th-8th grades: VA-AP-M1,4,5,6; VA-HP-M1-4,6; VA-CA-M1-5
  • 9th-12th grades: VA-AP-H1-6; VA-HP-E1-4; VA-CA-H1,2,4,5
What Can We Do In Class Before Our Visit?

Pre-visit materials for most programs can be downloaded from the museum’s website, www.lsu.edu/lsumoa, or sent to teachers on a CD-rom. These educational resources are designed to give teachers the tools to prepare their students for particular educational experiences at the museum. They offer lesson plans, activities, suggested books, websites.

S-T-R-E-T-C-H Out Your Field Trip Benefits

Along with the pre-visit materials are similar post-visit resources. Provided lessons address the visual arts, language arts, social studies, and math.


painting, prints, drawings, sculpture, pottery, metals, decorative arts, art history, American history, Louisiana history, multicultural studies


Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

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• Member of Alliance of National Heritage Areas
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