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Museum: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Today's Hours
Museum: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Art Museums (Local to Shreveport)

  • The Shreveport Regional Arts Council was founded in 1976, as the "arts arm" for the City of Shreveport with the purpose of developing, nurturing, producing, presenting, promoting, and educating the public about all disciplines of art, while ensuring access to the arts for people who would not ordinarily receive programs and services.

  • Located in Bossier City, the East Bank Art Gallery and Theatre host monthly art exhibitions of regional artists and five annual shows in the theatre.

  • The Karpeles Library is the world’s largest private holding of original manuscripts and documents including archives of literature, science, religion, history, and art.

  • The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum opened in 1939 in the days of the New Deal public works program. The museum is a member of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program. It highlights 18 world-renowned dioramas created from beeswax by the museum's second director, the late Dr. Henry Brainerd Wright. Rotating exhibits, frescoes, or large murals of Louisiana scenes and the Indian Gallery are other points of interest.

  • The Meadows, located on the Centenary College campus in Shreveport, houses the College Collection, which includes the Indochina Collection of Jean Desujois, and maintains a temporary exhibition schedule.

Art Galleries and Museums (Out of State)

  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas welcomes all to celebrate the American spirit that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature.

  • The Getty Research Institute is an international center, dedicated to providing resources, expertise, and a collaborative environment for art-historical research and publication.

  • Browse the Guggenheim’s collection by artist, artwork type, or movement.

  • Located in Atlanta, collaborations with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Musee du Louvre have brought, and will continue to bring, series of special exhibitions and educational programs to the High Museum of Art. The High’s permanent collection is "a journey through time and across continents."

  • Search the Louvre’s databases by theme or take a virtual tour of each gallery.

  • Virtual introduction to the largest art museum in the US. Links to collections, membership, news, online shopping, special exhibitions, educational resources, search engine, and other areas. "My Met Gallery" feature allows the design of a personal gallery by building a set of links to favorite entries.

  • Provides views of recent exhibitions. Contains numerous links. A section profiles modern artists, frequently with full-text essays from recent exhibitions.

  • Research library. Comprehensive database of the gallery's collection. Works described most fully include a full screen image (details viewing available), information about the artist and critical writing about the work of art, a bibliography of scholarly literature citations, exhibition history, and provenance. Simple and expanded searches available. Includes study guides and links.

Artists' Websites

  • Showcases works and biography of this realistic artist on display permanently in the R.W. Norton Art Gallery.

  • Showcases works and biography of this sculptor, painter, poet, and conservationist.

  • Showcases works and biography of this realistic artist on display permanently in the R.W. Norton Art Gallery.

Appraisers and Conservators

  • National nonprofit organization created to establish uniform criteria for professional appraisers. Recognized by the U.S. Congress as the source for the development and promulgation of appraisal standards and qualifications since 1989. Only major appraisal/organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists... Includes a search for an appraiser online.

  • Oldest non-profit professional association of personal property appraisers. Recognized authority for setting appraisal standards, legal issues, and regulation of the appraisal profession. Includes a search for an appraiser online.

  • Seeks to: Assure the public that ANA members are among the most highly informed and qualified appraisers of personal property; establish requirements for and provide educational programs to its members; develop public awareness of the profession of personal property appraising and the service it provides to the public.

  • Brings together conservators, appraisers, and other art-related professionals with clients owning objects needing expert attention and appraisals.

Art Research Websites

  • More than 2,600 terms covering all aspects of art. Basic definitions of art terms, illustrations, quotations, pronunciation notes, and links to other resources.

  • Site to buy, sell and research fine art online. Gallery Network includes over 1,000 galleries in 250 international cities. Provides a survey of the market and its pricing trends.

  • Gathering point for networked resources on Art and Architecture. Diverse content includes links to net resources as well as original materials submitted by librarians, artists, and art historians.

  • National Museum of American Art. Searchable by a variety of criteria and results can include thumbnails that are expandable into small review images with identification or larger, higher-resolution images. Provides Web and telnet access to the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System and museums. Reference Desk feature offers both frequently asked questions and the ability to ask specific questions.

Library and Special Collections/Archives Websites

  • The Dallas Museum of Art Research Library offers online research resources, guidance for researching the museum’s collections, and advice for getting started on writing a research paper.

  • Louisiana’s Digital Library is an online catalog containing photographs, maps, manuscripts, and oral histories.

  • LOUIS combines the resources of Louisiana’s public and private academic libraries providing a union catalog and digital library.

  • Louisiana Tech Special Collections consist of materials documenting the history of the University, Ruston, Lincoln Parish and North Louisiana.

  • The Visual Arts Data Service, based in Farnham, UK, currently provides a national data service to support and enhance learning, teaching and research in the visual and creative arts sector. It provides an online hosting service for a wide range of collections, which are provided freely for educational use.

  • The World Digital Library makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials. The objectives of the World Digital Library are to promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness, provide resources to educators, expand non-English and non-Western content on the Internet, and to contribute to scholarly research.

Oral History Links

Professional Organizations

  • Founded in 1911, the College Art Association (CAA) includes among its members those who by vocation or avocation are concerned about and/or committed to the practice of art, teaching, and research of and about the visual arts and humanities. Over 14,000 artists, art historians, scholars, curators, collectors, educators, art publishers, and other visual-arts professionals are individual members. Another 2,000 university art and art-history departments, museums, libraries, and professional and commercial organizations hold institutional memberships.

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