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Arts & Museums
The Baton Rouge gallery located in the well known City Park, is one of the oldest art co-operations in the country. Established in 1965, this gallery as gained popularity in time and is known to be among the best. Started with just eight artists who wanted to share their work with the world, currently the Baton Rouge Gallery has over 50 artists who are a roster. This gallery keeps hosting a number of artistic events which is a must visit for art lovers. Visit their website to know more about the event schedules and exhibits.
As far as museums go, this one has a highly interesting concept that lets you explore native life in Louisiana during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. The Rural Life Museum has highly rated facilities and ranks among the top 10 outdoor museums in the world. Visitors can explore the impeccably recreated houses and artifacts that were used during the time. The folk architecture section is worth a special mention and should not be missed.
Having housed as many as nine governors, the The Old Governor's Mansion is today a museum affiliated with the National Register of Historic Places. Besides this, the manor was also the site where several scenes of the movie "Pitch Perfect 2" were filmed. It is used as a venue for various events, especially weddings. You can call ahead to book a tour of the place or to book it for an event.
Built in the 19th Century on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Old State Capitol is today a popular museum and event venue. The building is unique in the area because of its Gothic architecture and castle-like facade. The Museum of Political History, located inside, contains information about Louisiana’s early years as a state as well as the occasional traveling exhibit.
Housed inside a warehouse, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum (L.A.S.M) enjoys a scenic location around the banks of the splendid Mississippi River. The permanent collections are the real stunners - however its roving exhibitions are quite impressive too. Stop by the ancient Egypt Gallery which boasts a real mummy as well as an ancient tomb. Interactive and life-like exhibits enrapture the little kids who can't get enough of the action. Workshops, classes, nature trails, vacation camps and lectures contribute to a comprehensive educational program.
A great place for art enthusiasts, this museum is a must visit if in Louisiana. They have two permanent exhibits: Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation, and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America. The huge and lovely museum has great architecture and is also available for lectures, meetings or receptions. To go back in history and learn the culture of the city, this place is definitely a can't-miss.