Upcoming Events       


BASF Kids' Lab
Ages 6–12
October Activity: Happy Hands  

SAT, OCT    25    |  10:15 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM
SUN, OCT   26     |  1:30 PM, 3 PM

Oil and water do mix in this experiment! Understand the key role emulsifiers play in a popular body product. Apply this knowledge while mixing up your very own hand lotion that is yours to keep.

Sponsored by BASF - The Chemical Company


Art Party 
THURS, OCT 23 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM 

Celebrate the opening of LASM's newest exhibitions. Learn more about the current art scene, rub shoulders with some of Baton Rouge's finest artists, and enjoy complimentary wine along with delicious hors d' oeuvres courtesy of Capitol City Grill. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students, and free for members.

This program is sponsored by McGlinchey Stafford. 


One Day Pina Asked at Manship Theatre featuring a short film by artist Heather Hansen
SUN, OCT 26 | 2 PM


Heather Hansen, one of three artists featured in the exhibition Art in Action, is a trained dancer who captures her carefully choreographed motions on oversized canvasses. The Manship Theatre, in partnership with LASM, will present one of Hansen's short films before their upcoming presentation of One Day Pina Asked on October 26th as part of their Dance in Film series. An encounter between two of the most remarkable women artists of the 20th century, One Day Pina Asked takes a look at the work of choreographer Pina Bausch and her Wuppertal, Germany based dance company. The cost is $8.50 for adults. Click the Manship Theatre logo below for more details. You can also see Heather Hansen perform live at LASM on November 6th! 

Friends & Family Shopping Day 
MON, OCT 27 | 10AM-2PM

The Museum Store at LASM, ordinarily closed on Mondays will be open for the annual Friends & Family Shopping Day on October 27th from 10 AM - 2 PM. Browse the unique selection of items while enjoying refreshments and 30% off of your purchases! Come see the exciting finds we have in store for your holiday gift giving.  

Creative Louisiana: CFX
FRI, OCT 31 | 8:30 AM

Kick off your Halloween at LASM with a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the scariest and most realistic masks are made. On the morning of October 31, LASM will host a special Halloween version of Creative Louisiana, a monthly lecture series featuring top artists and creatives from around the region. This month's event will feature a special presentation by Baton Rouge-based, full-service special effects studio CFX, a company that has pioneered the silicone mask industry and in the process caught the attention of network giant HBO, who has tapped CFX to produce silicone masks for the hit series Game of ThronesJoin us at 8:30 AM for complimentary coffee and donuts before the 9 AM presentation. Admission to the talk is free. 

Viewing & Doing Art
November Activity: Art in Action
Ages 6 -12 
SAT, NOV 1 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM 

Take a break from your ordinary weekend routine to explore LASM's current exhibition Art in Action with your youngsters, and then have fun creating your own masterpiece! Inspired by this exhibition, there will be two unique projects in which to participate - painting using a compass and making a beautiful poured paint ornament!

First Sunday
SUN, NOV 2 | 2 PM

Want a unique and free day out with your friends or family? Visit LASM the first Sunday of every month! Discuss the artwork on view, discover how much you would weigh on the moon, see a 2,300-year-old mummy, and browse the Museum Store's uncommon selection of items. Or, for a special reduced admission of $5 for adults and $4 for children and seniors, watch a movie on the planetarium's 60-foot dome.

This month's program is sponsored by Louisiana Lottery Corporation. 

The Indiana Joneses of the Past: Tomb Robberies in Ancient Egypt 
SUN, NOV 2 | 2 PM

Among the oldest professions in the world, tomb robbery flourished in ancient Egypt where it was common knowledge that considerable wealth lay buried with the dead. Many of the richest and most superb treasures were interred during elaborate burials in and around Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. Despite efforts to hide the locations, early raiders discovered them. Come listen to Dr. Nigel Strudwick as he talks about these ancient Indiana Joneses and Laura Crofts. Learn who they were, what they did, and what happened to them! Currently a visiting professor of art history at the University of Memphis, Dr. Strudwick earned his Ph.D. from Liverpool University. He has excavated in Egypt for many years and as an extensive publication record. This presentation if offered in partnership with the Louisiana Interest Group of the American Research Center in Egypt.

Art After hours: Harmonic by Heather Hansen 
THURS, NOV 6 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM 

Witness art in action at this special performance and experiential film premier showcasing the work of interdisciplinary artist Heather Hansen. Using her entire body as a tool, Hansen renders gestures with charcoal onto unprimed canvas. This event is being held in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium and is in conjunction with the current exhibition Art in Action, which includes work by Hansen. Complementary wine will be served along with delicious hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Capitol City Grill. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students, and free for members.

This program is sponsored by McGlinchey Stafford.