Masur Museum presents works by Eugene J. Martin

The Masur Museum of Art Presents:Improvisations in Time: Eugene J. Martin and the Masur Museum of Art

Open to the Public August 4 – October 20, 2012

About Eugene J. Martin

The Masur Museum of Art is excited to announce the recent acquisition of twenty-four works of art from the estate of the artist Eugene J. Martin. The Masur’s exhibition celebrates Martin’s legacy as a visual artist in Louisiana and around the world. Martin studied painting at the Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington D.C. His often humorous and highly abstract paintings, collages, drawings, and photographs primarily deal with the concepts of time and memory. He has exhibited at Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, MS; Louisiana State University Museum of Art, LA; Walter Anderson Museum of Art, MS; New Orleans African American Museum, LA; Lilly Gallery, Duke University; and Michel Rooryck Gallery, Ghent, Belgium. Martin’s art also resides in the permanent collections of the Munich Museum of Modern Art, Munich, Germany; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, LA; University of Delaware Museums, DE; Schomburg Center for Black Culture, NY; Sheldon Museum of Art, NE; and Stowitts Museum, CA.

Public Curator’s Lecture Thursday, September 20, 6-7 p.m. Curator of Collections & Exhibitions, Ben Hickey will speak about how this exhibition was organized and his research about Martin’s life and artistic practice.

Free Children’s Drop-In Activities Come with your kids and do an art activity related to the exhibition – No reservations necessary. Open to all ages. Come on the dates any time from 2 - 5 pm. Also check out the special kids gallery in the exhibition and make your own Martin inspired collage on the museum wall!

Saturday, September 1, 2 – 5 p.m. Those enrolled in the My Mini Masur program will receive an artist trading card.

Saturday, October 6, 2 – 5 p.m. Those enrolled in the My Mini Masur program will receive an art supply.