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October 22, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Time Details:
Lectures start at 12:00 PM
West Baton Rouge Museum
845 N. Jefferson Ave.
Port Allen, LA 70767
This event is FREE and open to the public
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Burny Myrick: A Historical Perspective of the Mississippi River- Lunchtime Lecture

Thursday, October 22, 2020

This lecture features Southern Regional Art Historian, Claudia Kheel

West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to host a lunchtime lecture on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Noon featuring Southern Regional Arts Historian, Claudia Kheel who will present "Burny Myrick: A Historical Perspective of the Mississippi River."

In this presentation accompanying the current exhibit on loan from Gerard and Selma Ruth, Burney Myrick: The Timeless River, Kheel will place the famed Louisiana artist in a historical context by reviewing his 19th century Louisiana paintings of the Mississippi River. The exhibit includes works of art Myrick painted after researching and studying photographs of the river during the great steamboat age.

Claudia Kheel is an authority on Louisiana and Southern Regional Art who has divided her time between working at the Louisiana State Museum as Visual Arts Curator and a Fine Art Consultant at New Orleans Auction Gallery and teaching at the School of Professional Advancement (SoPA), Tulane University.

This program is FREE and open to the public. Masks will be required, and social distancing protocol will be practiced. West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 North Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen. For more information, please visit or call (225)336-2422 Ext. 200.

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