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Remembering 50 years at the Masur Museum

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Evelyn Stewart
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Masur Museum of Art

Masur Museum is hosting a public reception for the opening of their new exhibit titled "Our Story: Over 50 Years of Collecting at the Masur Museum". On May 30th the reception is from 5:30 to 7:30, with a few words from the Director and Curator at 6:30. The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be served for those in attendance. The exhibit will feature a small portion of the museum's collection, including a few favorites, and will be open for viewing until August 17th. The museum will also be offering several different camps over the summer and for more information you can go to www.masurmuseum.org or call 318-329-2237.

Built as a family home in 1929, the Masur Museum building celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. The museum's collection tells the story of evolving artistic styles and movements throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, as well as recognizing artists from our own region. Artists in the exhibition include Ida Kohlmeyer, George Rodrigue, Salvador Dali, Robert Motherwell, Lynda Benglis, and many more of regional, national, and international importance. In April of 2017, a fire in an off-site collections storage building caused smoke and soot damage to over 90% of the permanent collection. Thanks to a team of volunteers, donors, and interns, the museum was able to save every single work of art affected by the fire.