Many events scheduled around Peter Shire shows

The LSU Museum of Art has planned several events to coincide with its exhibit, Practically Absurd: Art & Design by Peter Shire, which opens Thursday, Jan. 31, and runs through Sunday, April 14, in conjunction with exhibits at the LSU School of Art’s Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Gallery and the LSU Student Union Art Gallery.

This three-part retrospective of Shire’s career is presented by LSU School of Art + Design and the LSU Department of Interior Design.

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Also, the Glassell Gallery’s exhibit, Serious Fun: Works by Peter Shire, will run through Sunday, March 24, and will include seven sculptures from Shire’s Hokkaido series, including “The Palace at 4 a.m.” (1993) and “Gaijin” (1993), as well as four of Shire’s unique teapots and 20 prints of Shire pieces.

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And the LSU Student Union Art Gallery’s exhibit, Peter Shire: A World of Geometrics, will run from Sunday, Feb. 3, through Sunday, Feb. 24, and will explore the many talents of the renowned and idiosyncratic designer Shire also will be on hand to give an informal tour of this exhibit during the opening reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3.

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The LSU Museum of Art’s exhibit, Practically Absurd: Art & Design by Peter Shire, was made possible through the support of Lamar Advertising Company, Launch Media, The Boo Grigsby Foundation, and WHLC Architecture + Schwartz/Silver. The extended holiday exhibit was made possible in part by Brian Harris Audi.