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Lafayette Reception for Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana

Presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH), in partnership with the State Bicentennial Commission, announces the publication of A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana. To mark the publication and celebrate the bicentennial, the LEH embarks this fall on a statewide tour to several of Louisiana’s great museums. The tour arrives in Lafayette on Thursday, October 11th for a reception at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard Museum. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6pm. Dr. Michael Sartisky, Executive Director of the LEH and Editor-in-Chief of the book, and Randy Haynie of the Bicentennial Commission will make remarks at the catered reception. Edited by Dr. Sartisky, J. Richard Gruber, Ph.D., director emeritus of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and Associate Editor John Kemp, A Unique Slant of Light includes 276 entries on Louisiana artists, authored by dozens of notable scholars and more than 400 images from private collections and the state’s major museums and archives, including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Louisiana State Museum, the LSU Museum of Art, the Meadows Museum at Centenary College of Louisiana, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. As Louisiana celebrates the 200th anniversary of statehood, A Unique Slant of Light provides a lasting record of the state’s cultural heritage. Copies of the book can be purchased at the event or through the LEH at The Paul and Lulu Hilliard Museum is located ont he campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Visit for more information. For media inquiries and interview requests with the editors, contact Brian Boyles, LEH Director of Public Relations and Programs, and 504.620.2632 or