Alexandria Museum of Art

Alexandria Museum of Art
933 Second Street
318-443-3458


About us :

Founded in 1977, AMoA has promoted understanding and appreciation of art through three decades of exhibits and educational outreach programs. The mission of AMoA is to preserve, exhibit, and promote visual art throughout Central Louisiana in a way that contributes to the quality of life. To accomplish this, we educate, in order to advance the public's knowledge of and appreciation for the value of art as a source of beauty, inspiration, information and expression. 

AMoA entices visitors of diverse tastes with rotating exhibitions of art from our permanent collection, traveling exhibits from around the world, and exceptional contemporary artists.  Educational programs are implemented to complement exhibitions. AMoA also serves as a downtown campus for LSUA classes, and is host to multidisciplinary community events, including concerts and recitals,Lectures, yoga classes, Second Saturday Markets, and Museum "Afterhours" programming which support all art forms - film, literature and poetry,songwriting and visual arts. 

Mission and History:

The Alexandria Museum of Art has promoted understanding and appreciation of art through three decades of exhibitions and educational outreach programs. The mission of the Alexandria Museum of Art is to preserve, exhibit, and promote visual art throughout Central Louisiana in a manner that contributes to the quality of life. To accomplish this, we educate, in order to advance the public's knowledge of and appreciation for the value of art as a source of beauty, inspiration, information, and expression. The vision of the Alexandria Museum of Art is to be the premier arts center of Central Louisiana, providing quality programming, exhibitions, and events, as well as outreach programs, taking a collaborative approach to meet the educational and cultural needs of our community.

The Alexandria Museum of Art opened in October 1997 as the public organ of the Central Louisiana Art Association, which had existed since 1938. Since its inception, the Museum was housed in a complex dominated by the historic Rapides Bank Building, c. 1898, a National Register structure. In October 1995, the Museum Trustees undertook a new campaign titled "Jewel on the Red." The goal of the campaign was to raise $6 million dollars for the construction of a new museum and a renovation of the historic bank and $2 million dollars for an operating endowment. In 1998, the Alexandria Museum of Art expanded and constructed its grand foyer and offices as an annex to the Rapides Bank Building. In 1999, the Alexandria Museum of Art was honored at an Outstanding Arts Organization in the Governor's Arts Awards. In 2006, the Museum merged into a new entity, the Alexandria Museum Association, owned by the Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) Foundation. This action leveraged the assets and resources of both institutions in order to provide the most benefit to the community. This new LSUA Foundation entity entered into a collaborative agreement with the LSU Board of Supervisors (LSUA) to continue operations of the Alexandria Museum of Art.

The Alexandria Museum of Art entices visitors of diverse tastes with rotating exhibitions of art from our permanent collection, traveling exhibitions from around the world, and exceptional contemporary artists. Educational and community programs are implemented to complement exhibitions. In an effort to become self-sufficient and sustainable, the Alexandria Museum of Art endeavors to establish programming that is collaborative in nature, beneficial to the community, and advances our mission.

The Alexandria Museum of Art also serves as a downtown campus for LSUA classes. It is host to multidisciplinary community events, including concerts, lectures, yoga classes, Second Saturday Markets, and Museum Afterhours. These events support all art forms - film, literature, poetry, songwriting, and visual arts. The community-centered approach adopted by the Museum proceeds from its mission; the Alexandria Museum of Art desires to be the model of a learning and enrichment facility that reflects and exhibits the essence of the community and region that created it.


Recent News

Exhibition - Art Shapes the World

Art Shapes the World: 10th Annual Youth Art Month Juried Exhibition The time is approaching to enter your schools Art Works for the Alexandria Museum of Art’s 10th Annual Youth Art Month Juried Exhibition, Art Shapes the World. All Central…

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Exhibition - Dueling Visions of Liberty

Dueling Visions of Liberty: Depictions of the American Civil War Dueling Visions of Liberty: Depictions of the American Civil War presents the diverse political, regional, and racial viewpoints expressed during the American Civil War through art.…

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Exhibition - Theo Tobiasse: Textural Emergence

This selection of works from AMoA's permanent collection represents the later years of Theo Tobiasse's prolific and innovative career. As a teenager living in Paris, Tobiasse and his family were forced into hiding during the city's Nazi occupation…

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2013 Summer Art Camp at Alexandria Museum of Art

Schedule"Popsicle Architects" June 3-7Instructor: Nancy NolesCampers will use simple wooden pieces, such as popsicle sticks and wood scraps, to create inspired architecture. Collaborate with fellow campers to create a unified model of a…

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