Masur Museum Of Art
The Masur family graciously donated their notable home to the City of Monroe in 1963 for the express purpose of creating a permanent art museum. The Tudor style structure, with walls of Indiana limestone and a roof of Pennsylvania slate, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located on the scenic Ouachita River, the Masur Museum of Art provides an intimate atmosphere in which to experience art. The mission of the Masur Museum of Art is to provide a quality visual arts experience through temporary exhibitions, educational activities and programs, and collections management, for the citizens of the City of Monroe and the community of Northeast Louisiana.
The Masur Museum of Art and Twin City Art Foundation Permanent Collections is proud to have acquired more than 280 works in our permanent collection. These gathered works include photographs by Mitch Kern, Michael Elliott-Smith, and Richard Buswell, and a painting by Edwin Pinkston.
The Masur Museum of Art operates as a division of the Department of Community Affairs, City of Monroe. Exhibitions, educational programs and collections are funded by the Twin City Art Foundation, a non-profit membership-based organization.
February 11 - March 4, 2007, The Love of Art: The Art of Love.
March 11 - April 28, 2007, The 34th Annual Juried Competition sponsored by CenturyTel.
May 6 - 30, 2007, Art Programs from Public & Private Schools.
September 16 - November 25, 2007
Form and Function: Gates, Bekkering, Burton.
December 9, 2007 - February 24, 2008, Elvis, On His Own in Shreveport
Admission to the Masur Museum of Art is free.
Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday - Sunday, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Closed to the public on Mondays, between exhibitions, and on major holidays.
Museum internal and external photos (1)
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Teachers are encouraged to prepare their students for their visit with pre-tour activities designed by the Curator of Education. Teacher packets will be mailed upon request. For further information: www.ci.monroe.la.us/masurmuseum_education.php
The museum has several slide lectures that can be presented by the Director or Curators to your group or organization, free of charge.
Guided tours are provided, free of charge, for school groups and organizations. Tours must be scheduled in advance.
A year-round studio art school for children.
Guided tours are provided, free of charge, for school groups and students. Tours must be scheduled in advance.
A year-round studio art school for adults.
Privileges of Membership
- Invitations to members-only preview receptions for exhibitions -- meet artists, collectors, jurors and curators
- Guest privileges for preview receptions
- Receive exhibition brochures, newsletters, art school brochures and advance notification of events and activities
- Discounts on studio art classes and special events
- Access to art reference and video library.
- Exclusive discounts at local businesses (Benefit Sponsors)
Exhibitions, collections and education activities at the Masur Museum of Art are funded by the Twin City Art Foundation, a non-profit organization supported by memberships, donations, sponsorships, and grants. The Twin City Art Foundation/Masur Museum of Art partnership presents an ongoing schedule of exhibitions and activities such as art lectures and gallery talks. The Twin City Art Foundation offers personal enrichment opportunities through various volunteer groups including Docents, who tour school group through temporary exhibitions, and Friends, who plan and implement special events.
Do you belong to a non-profit community group or cultural organization that is looking for an interesting meeting site? Hold your next meeting at the museum free of charge! To qualify for the free rental, meetings must have 50 or fewer invitees and must be held Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Call Sue Prudhomme at 318-329-2237 for additional information