Masur Museum of Art

Masur Museum of Art


Monroe, Louisiana (LA), US
The Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana, USA, is the largest visual arts museum in Northeast Louisiana. It is located in the former home of the Masur family, the Masur House, also known as the Slagle-Masur House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building, constructed in "Gothic bungalow" style in 1914, was listed on the National Register in 1982 for its architecture. It is actually a large 2-story stone Gothic Revival mansion. In 1963 it was given to the city of Monroe by the Masur family.

The museum’s stated mission is to support and foster visual arts in the Monroe community through exhibitions, educational programs, and a permanent art collection. The museum presents temporary exhibitions ranging from Old Master prints to works by contemporary artists. Exhibitions are complemented by educational programs for all ages. The permanent collection includes works by Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Cassatt, Philip Guston, Joan Miró, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin. Salvador Dali, Alex Katz, Fairfield Porter, and Georges Rouault. The collection also features the work of distinguished artists with ties to Louisiana, namely Lynda Benglis, Clyde Connell, Alexander Drysdale, John Geldersma, Ida Kohlmeyer, and George Rodrigue, among others. Museum admission is free of charge.
The Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana, USA, is the largest visual arts museum in Northeast Louisiana. It is located in the former home of the Masur family, the Masur House, also known as the Slagle-Masur House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building, constructed in "Gothic bungalow" style in 1914, was listed on the National Register in 1982 for its architecture. It is actually a large 2-story stone Gothic Revival mansion. In 1963 it was given to the city of Monroe by the Masur family.

The museum’s stated mission is to support and foster visual arts in the Monroe community through exhibitions, educational programs, and a permanent art collection. The museum presents temporary exhibitions ranging from Old Master prints to works by contemporary artists. Exhibitions are complemented by educational programs for all ages. The permanent collection includes works by Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Cassatt, Philip Guston, Joan Miró, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin. Salvador Dali, Alex Katz, Fairfield Porter, and Georges Rouault. The collection also features the work of distinguished artists with ties to Louisiana, namely Lynda Benglis, Clyde Connell, Alexander Drysdale, John Geldersma, Ida Kohlmeyer, and George Rodrigue, among others. Museum admission is free of charge.
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