LSU Museum of Art

Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge, Old State Capital in background

The LSU Museum of Art, located on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, comprises 13,000 square feet distributed among 14 galleries. With ceilings more than 15 feet tall, the contemporary space can comfortably accommodate works of art in a wide range of media.

In addition to holding one of the largest university-affiliated art collections in the South—roughly 6,000 works—the museum presents touring exhibitions of regional, American, and European painting, sculpture, decorative arts, works on paper, and photography. The museum also supports and hosts lectures and workshops by local and visiting artists and boasts a robust schedule of school and community programs.

The museum is a great resource for College of Art & Design students—gallery talks, receptions, art unveilings for new acquisitions, community programs, and exhibitions from renowned local, national, and international artists are just some of the events the Baton Rouge and LSU community has come to cherish and embrace. Recent exhibitions include Rooted Communities, a collection of sculptures, works on paper, and mixed-media installations by New York artist Nari Ward, the 2014 College of Art & Design Nadine Carter Russell Chair; Right Here, Now, the School of Art faculty art show; and From L.A. to LA, an exhibition of the works by Peter Shire, 2013 Nadine Carter Russell Chair.

Admission to the LSU Museum of Art is free for LSU students, faculty, and staff. Visit for more information about visiting hours, events, and current and upcoming exhibitions.

Location + Hours

LSU Museum of Art
Shaw Center for the Arts
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Daniel Stetson, Executive Director