LSU museum aims programs at children

This summer, the LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., will offer two new community arts programs aimed at teaching children in the community the value of the arts.

Art Explorations will take place Thursdays, June 20, 27 and July 11 at the museum, with a theme of “Look, Learn, Explore and Create,” designed for kindergarten through fifth grade English language learners, their families and caregivers.

Join museum educators for this program, where students take an in-depth look at artwork in the museum collection, followed by a hands-on art activity.

A variety of different projects will be presented from collage to sculpture and printmaking.

Space is limited, and this is not a drop-off program.

For more information, contact Coordinator of School and Community Programs Lucy Perera at

Also, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays during July, a site located near McKinley High School in south Baton Rouge, and another site in Scotlandville at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9450 Scenic Highway, will come alive under the direction of Perera.

The museum will offer the Neighborhood Arts Project, or NAP, a new community arts outreach program that brings free art making, dramatic play, reading, singing and even lunch to children and families living in at-risk communities.

For more information email Perera at or call (225) 389-7207.

LSU Museum of Art