The Masur Museum of Art Proudly Presents Two New Exhibitions

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 5:30pm

The Masur Museum of Art Proudly Presents Two New Exhibitions:

Richard Buswell: Close to Home and En plein air: The Artist and the Natural World

On view Nov. 1, 2018 – Feb. 9, 2019

Opening Reception with Curator’s Talk: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Reception: 5:30-7:30 pm
Curator’s Talk: 6:00 pm

About the Exhibitions

Richard Buswell: Close to Home features a series of black and white photographs by Montana native Richard S.
Buswell, M.D. Buswell has photographed Western settlement sites, ghost towns, and frontier homesteads for
more than 41 years. Throughout his career, he increasingly has moved closer to his subject matter, emphasizing
corroded artifacts and decayed bones to reveal the ravages of time. Ironically, Buswell’s photographs are not
about loss, but about preservation. Buswell documents the effects of extraction and industry, while also
portraying the renewal of the land. He has exhibited internationally and is included in many museum
collections, including that of the Masur Museum of Art. This exhibition was organized by the Montana Museum
of Art & Culture, at the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

En plein air: The Artist and The Natural World is a selection of works from the Permanent Collection of the Masur Museum of Art. This exhibition examines the ever-influential relationship between art and nature, illustrated with paintings, prints, drawings, photography, and digital art. The works range in style and date, from 19th century landscapes to vibrant modern abstractions, and even include scientific specimens of local plant life.

Both exhibitions will be on display Nov. 1, 2018 - Feb 9, 2019 and admission is always free!

About the Masur Museum of Art
The Masur Museum of Art is the largest collecting and exhibiting institution of modern and contemporary art in Northeast Louisiana. We are dedicated to bringing dynamic public programming to our community that emphasizes artists from Louisiana, the Southeast, and around the world.

Additional Upcoming Events

FREE Children’s Drop-In Activity
Nov. 3, 2-5pm
Join Curator of Education Jenny Burnham in a free kid’s art activity at the Masur Museum.

Mixed Media Card Making for Adults with Lisa Qualls
Nov. 10, 10am-2pm
Visiting artist Lisa Qualls will lead students in using a variety of techniques to create designs on paper cards. Cards, envelopes and other materials included. $45 non-member/$40 member Register at masurmuseum.org!

Raku-B-Q Raku Workshop and BBQ
Nov. 10, 3-7pm
Led by ceramicist Alyssa Guidry. $40/person includes one Raku decorative vessel, food, and drinks. $15/person for food and drinks only. Register at masurmuseum.org!

56th Annual Juried Competition
ENTRY DEADLINE: Dec. 27, 11:59pm
Enter to have your art seen by guest juror Catherine Futter, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Cash prizes, and selected works will be exhibited Feb-May 2019. Enter at masurjuried.org from Oct. 31-Dec 27.

Selected Artworks

Richard Buswell
Potato Bucket, 2007
Selenium-toned gelatin silver print.

Potato Bucket, 2007

 

Richard Buswell
Skull Tree, 2010
Selenium-toned gelatin silver print.

Skull Tree, 2010

Sam Corso
Elysian Fields #21, 2001
Oil pastel and pencil on paper.

Sam Corso Elysian Fields #21, 2001

Alexander Drysdale
Untitled, early 20th cen.
Oil on panel

Alexander Drysdale Untitled, early 20th cen.

The Masur Museum of Art is the largest collecting and exhibiting institution of modern and contemporary art in Northeast Louisiana. We are dedicated to bringing dynamic public programming to our community that emphasizes artists from Louisiana, the Southeast, and around the world. The Masur Museum of Art is a division of the City of Monroe’s Department of Community Affairs. Exhibitions and educational programs are funded by the Twin City Art Foundation. The Masur Museum’s mission is to provide a quality visual arts experience through temporary exhibitions, educational programs, and collections management for the citizens of Monroe and the community of Northeast Louisiana. Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, CenturyLink Security Systems, Yellowbook360, and DeltaStyle.


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