Alexandria Museum of Art

Alexandria Museum of Art Founded in 1977, AMoA has promoted understanding and appreciation of art through three decades of exhibits and educational outreach programs.

The Mission of the Alexandria Museum of Art is to foster a culturally rich community by engaging, enlightening and inspiring individuals through innovative art experiences. The mission of AMoA is to preserve, exhibit, and promote visual art throughout Central Louisiana in a way that contributes to the quality of life. AMoA entices visitors of diverse tastes with rotating exhibitions of art from ou

r permanent collection, traveling exhibits from around the world, and exceptional contemporary artists. Educational and community programs are implemented to complement exhibitions. In an effort to become self sufficient and sustainable, the Alexandria Museum of Art endeavors to establish programming that is collaborative in nature, beneficial to the community, and advances our mission. The AMoA opened its doors in 1977 in the historic Rapides Bank Building (circa 1898). In 1998, AMoA expanded and constructed its grand foyer and offices as an annex to the the Rapides Bank Building. In 1999, AMoA was honored as an Outsanding Arts Organization in the Louisiana Governor's Arts Awards. In 2007, the Museum entered into a collaborative endeavor agreement with Louisiana State University of Alexandria, a move that has leveraged the assets and resources of both institutions in order to provide the most benefit to the community. AMoA now also serves as a downtown campus for LSUA classes, and is host to multidisciplinary community events, including concerts and recitals, the Cavanaugh Lecture Series, yoga classes, Second Saturday Markets, and Museum Afterhours. These events support all art forms – film, literature and poetry, songwriting and visual arts. The community-centered approach adopted by the museum proceeds from our mission; the AMoA desires to be the model of a learning and enrichment facility that reflects and exhibits the essence of the community and region that created it.

Join print master, Madilyn Anderson to learn and expand your knowledge of creative printmaking techniques.  With the ins...
12/07/2023

Join print master, Madilyn Anderson to learn and expand your knowledge of creative printmaking techniques. With the inspiration of Francis Pavy from the AMoA Permanent Collection, this workshop will guide participants through the Lino print process, including planning, ex*****on, and layering with color, to complete a series of limited edition prints! This is a FULL DAY workshop. Bring a lunch or pick up something downtown.

Registration is required.

$60.00 for members; $80.00 for non-members. All supplies are included. You must be 21 to attend this class. Link to register: http://www.themuseum.org/adult-art-classes.

🌍 Don't miss out on an amazing tour of the exhibition "The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Pass...
12/07/2023

🌍 Don't miss out on an amazing tour of the exhibition "The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality" at AMoA! Join our guest tour guide, Santa, for an unforgettable experience. Santa's extensive knowledge of cultures from his travels around the world is guaranteed to delight you. Get ready for a unique and unconventional tour at AMoA! Tonight at 5:30 PM!🌟

🎁 Come shop at the AMoA this season! 🎁Looking for some great holiday gift ideas? Why not visit the AMoA shop and discove...
12/07/2023

🎁 Come shop at the AMoA this season! 🎁

Looking for some great holiday gift ideas? Why not visit the AMoA shop and discover truly one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones. You might even find something special for yourself! Choose from a wide selection of beautifully framed art pieces, exquisite jewelry, stunning pottery, and much more. Shop opening during regular business hours! 🛍️

Join AMoA on Thursday, December 7th, for our guest tour guide, Santa, on a whirlwind tour of the current exhibition, The...
12/05/2023

Join AMoA on Thursday, December 7th, for our guest tour guide, Santa, on a whirlwind tour of the current exhibition, The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality. These tours offer an unconventional tour experience at AMoA, and Santa is sure to please with his vast knowledge of all cultures from his many worldwide trips!

FREE and open to the public.

Thanks to everyone who was part of tonight’s Winter Fête Illuminated Procession!! It was another beautiful evening!
12/02/2023

Thanks to everyone who was part of tonight’s Winter Fête Illuminated Procession!! It was another beautiful evening!

If you are at the Alexandria Winter-Fete, come vote for your favorite sculpture!The Alexandria Museum of Art (AMoA) and ...
12/01/2023

If you are at the Alexandria Winter-Fete, come vote for your favorite sculpture!

The Alexandria Museum of Art (AMoA) and Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) joined forces to host an extraordinary welding and fabrication workshop and contest, aimed at creating a captivating and permanent sculpture for public display. This exclusive workshop gave participants a unique opportunity to learn from skilled artists and instructors, allowing them to gain valuable insights into the intricate process of welding sculptures. The remarkable works of art created by these talented welding students will be showcased during the Alexandria WinterFete, where the public will have the chance to provide their input and help select the winning piece. The chosen sculpture will then be proudly exhibited at the entrance of the CLTCC Cleco Advanced Manufacturing Center, delighting students, patrons, and the Downtown Alexandria Community.

The AMoA recently received a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which made this exceptional project possible in conjunction with its ongoing exhibition. We are grateful for the support of the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, as well as the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Arts Council of Central Louisiana, who have all contributed to this remarkable initiative.

Be sure to visit WinterFete this year to marvel at the exquisite finished sculptures and cast your vote for your favorite. The winning sculpture will be carefully chosen by a panel of esteemed judges, taking the public's opinion into account, and will find its permanent home at the CLTCC Cleco Advanced Manufacturing Center.

11/28/2023
We express our sincerest gratitude to the entire AMoA team, our esteemed members, generous sponsors, and unwavering supp...
11/23/2023

We express our sincerest gratitude to the entire AMoA team, our esteemed members, generous sponsors, and unwavering supporters who consistently attend our events, sharing in the enjoyment they bring. We are truly appreciative of our involvement in the vibrant downtown community of Central Louisiana, and we recognize that our success is a result of each and every one of you. Thank you for your invaluable contributions, and we extend our warmest wishes for a joyous Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving!

We will reopen on Tuesday, November 28!

11/14/2023

Winter Fête Procession UPDATE:
The procession times have changed! We will line up at 5:30 and roll at 6pm on Friday, December 1st!
Contact Cindy Blair to volunteer!

Don't wait any longer, register now! Nancy Judd, a renowned artist from ♻️Recycle Runway♻️ in Santa Fe, is visiting and ...
11/09/2023

Don't wait any longer, register now! Nancy Judd, a renowned artist from ♻️Recycle Runway♻️ in Santa Fe, is visiting and she uses trash to create astonishing couture fashion sculptures. Her creations aim to ignite conversations, inspire action, and educate people about our impact on the planet. ♻️ In this captivating and enlightening workshop, you will have the opportunity to join Nancy and learn how to create beautiful and playful hats using waste materials collected from our very own community. Don't miss out on this exceptional experience that combines art, fashion, and eco-consciousness! 👒 🎩

This workshop is open to both adults and children aged 10 and above. The registration fee is $25 for members and $30 for non-members, which includes lunch. https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=6opXPH

NEW STICKER ALERT! This is the official sticker of the AMoA Winter Fete Procession 2023! Only procession volunteers will...
11/08/2023

NEW STICKER ALERT! This is the official sticker of the AMoA Winter Fete Procession 2023! Only procession volunteers will get one! So let us know if you want to help by contacting Cindy Blair [email protected] or messaging us here!

Procession details: Friday, December 1, we line up at 6:30 and roll at 7pm!

Happening tomorrow! Enter an enchanting world! Immerse in the realm of headwear! Meet Stacey Miller, the curator of The ...
11/03/2023

Happening tomorrow! Enter an enchanting world! Immerse in the realm of headwear! Meet Stacey Miller, the curator of The Global Language of Headwear. With 1,300+ hats from 150 countries, Stacey is an expert on their cultural significance. Join her on November 4th to uncover the secrets of her breathtaking collection. This Presentation and Curator Tour is a unique opportunity to explore headwear like never before. Discover the stories of cultural identity, rites of passage, and spirituality in this groundbreaking exhibition co-organized by Stacey W. Miller and International Arts & Artists. Get ready to be amazed!

The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality was jointly organized by Stacey W. Miller and International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.

Funding for this project has been provided by the State of Louisiana and administered by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH).

The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this (publication, program, exhibition, website) do not necessarily represent those of either the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities or the State of Louisiana.

Internationally award-winning artist Eric Hess of Sanctuary Arts School in Shreveport brings his new project titled Meta...
11/01/2023

Internationally award-winning artist Eric Hess of Sanctuary Arts School in Shreveport brings his new project titled Metamorphosis to AMoA starting this Friday, November 3. You will not want to miss this collection of 17 works of art created by eco-conscious artists from around Louisiana who create art from usually discarded materials including wood, metal, glass, plastic, paper, and found objects.

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! Check out what's coming up at the museum! https://themuseum.org/➡️ Starting...
10/31/2023

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! Check out what's coming up at the museum! https://themuseum.org/
➡️ Starting Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 Metamorphosis
➡️ Starting this Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality
➡️ Saturday, Nov. 3 12-2:30 Curator Presentation with Stacey Miller
➡️ Saturday, Nov. 11 10AM-4PM Up-cycled Art Hat Workshop with Nancy Judd

You won't want to miss a thing!

🚀 Join the Launch Pad class Tuesday, November 7 5:30-7PM for people of ANY and ALL skill levels! 🎉 Whether you're lookin...
10/31/2023

🚀 Join the Launch Pad class Tuesday, November 7 5:30-7PM for people of ANY and ALL skill levels! 🎉 Whether you're looking to have fun, unwind, or explore your creativity, our classes provide the perfect environment to learn something new or work on your own projects. 🎨💡 Discover various mediums and get a taste of independent making. These classes are open to anyone over the age of 21. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity! Sign up now! 👩‍🚀👨‍🚀

$10 Members
$20 Non-Members * You must be 21 to attend these classes.
https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=GM3PvV

Experience the captivating world of headwear! Stacey Miller, curator of The Global Language of Headwear, is an expert in...
10/30/2023

Experience the captivating world of headwear! Stacey Miller, curator of The Global Language of Headwear, is an expert in collecting and understanding the cultural significance of hats. Since her first purchase in Istanbul in 1979, Stacey's passion has led to a collection of over 1,300 hats from 150 countries and various ethnic groups. Join her on November 4th for a Presentation and Curator Tour to discover the secrets and stories behind these extraordinary pieces. Immerse yourself in the fascinating realm of headwear with Stacey Miller!

https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=96KqQa

Funding for this project has been provided by the State of Louisiana and administered by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH).
The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this (publication, program, exhibition, website) do not necessarily represent those of either the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities or the State of Louisiana.

🌍 Join visiting artist Nancy Judd from Recycle Runway as she transforms trash into stunning couture fashion sculptures. ...
10/29/2023

🌍 Join visiting artist Nancy Judd from Recycle Runway as she transforms trash into stunning couture fashion sculptures. Through her work, she aims to ignite conversations, inspire action, and promote education about sustainable living on our planet. 🌱

🎨 In this one-of-a-kind and enjoyable workshop, Nancy will guide participants in crafting beautiful hats using waste materials collected from our community. This event combines art, fashion, and eco-consciousness in a unique way.

👥 The workshop is open to both adults and children aged 10 and above. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Registration is $25 for members and $30 for non-members, which includes a delicious lunch. Don't hesitate to secure your spot! https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=6opXPH

Join us for the Curator Presentation with Stacey Miller, a collector and an authority on the cultural significance of ha...
10/25/2023

Join us for the Curator Presentation with Stacey Miller, a collector and an authority on the cultural significance of hats and headdresses on The Global Language of Headware. Since her first hat purchase in Istanbul in 1979, Stace has grown her Hat Horizons collection to more than 1,300 hats and headdresses from over 150 countries and many more ethnic groups. Learn about this fascinating exhibition from Stacey on Saturday, November 4th at her Presentation and Curator Tour 12-2:30PM!

Register Today! https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=96KqQa

Come see these paintings and more today starting at 3:30 for the Palette Party Award Ceremony and Art Sale!
10/15/2023

Come see these paintings and more today starting at 3:30 for the Palette Party Award Ceremony and Art Sale!

Palette Party Awards Ceremony & Art Sale today 3:30PM FREE and Open to The Public!
10/15/2023

Palette Party Awards Ceremony & Art Sale today 3:30PM FREE and Open to The Public!

Join us for the Plein Air Festival Palette Party tomorrow starting at 3:30! We will have the awards ceremony and the art...
10/14/2023

Join us for the Plein Air Festival Palette Party tomorrow starting at 3:30! We will have the awards ceremony and the art sale! You do not want to miss some of these pieces!

10/13/2023
Day 1  of the Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival isalmost over. We’re grateful for this beautiful evening!
10/13/2023

Day 1 of the Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival isalmost over. We’re grateful for this beautiful evening!

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933 2nd Street
Alexandria, LA
71301

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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(318) 443-3458

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Founded in 1977, AMoA has promoted understanding and appreciation of art through three decades of exhibits and educational outreach programs. The mission of AMoA is to preserve, exhibit, and promote visual art throughout Central Louisiana in a way that contributes to the quality of life. AMoA entices visitors of diverse tastes with rotating exhibitions of art from our permanent collection, traveling exhibits from around the world, and exceptional contemporary artists. Educational and community programs are implemented to complement exhibitions. In an effort to become self sufficient and sustainable, the Alexandria Museum of Art endeavors to establish programming that is collaborative in nature, beneficial to the community, and advances our mission. The AMoA opened its doors in 1977 in the historic Rapides Bank Building (circa 1898). In 1998, AMoA expanded and constructed its grand foyer and offices as an annex to the the Rapides Bank Building. In 1999, AMoA was honored as an Outsanding Arts Organization in the Louisiana Governor's Arts Awards. In 2007, the Museum entered into a collaborative endeavor agreement with Louisiana State University of Alexandria, a move that has leveraged the assets and resources of both institutions in order to provide the most benefit to the community. AMoA now also serves as a downtown campus for LSUA classes, and is host to multidisciplinary community events, including concerts and recitals, the Cavanaugh Lecture Series, yoga classes, Second Saturday Markets, and Museum Afterhours. These events support all art forms – film, literature and poetry, songwriting and visual arts. The community-centered approach adopted by the museum proceeds from our mission; the AMoA desires to be the model of a learning and enrichment facility that reflects and exhibits the essence of the community and region that created it.

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