The Timeless River: the Art of Burny Myrick (March 21 - October 18, 2020)
Artist Burny Myrick is best known for his portraits of prominent citizens of Louisiana. Born in Mississippi, Myrick attended LSU where he first sketched the Mississippi River in the late 1930s. He developed a love of the river and began to focus his artistic abilities on documenting the people and places that thrived on the waterway. The Timeless River is an exhibition of Myrick’s work depicting life and work along the Mississippi River from 1850 to 1900. The artwork will be on view at the West Baton Rouge Museum from March 21, 2020 through October 18, 2020.
Frida Kahlo’s Garden (April 4 - May 24, 2020)
Frida Kahlo is considered one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. Her body of work, consisting of some 250 paintings and drawings, is at once intensely personal and universal in scope, and relies heavily on the natural world. The exhibition Frida Kahlo’s Garden transports visitors to Kahlo’s garden to experience her world as she did. Frida Kahlo’s Garden opens at the West Baton Rouge Museum on April 4, 2020.