Art on Purpose: Creating a Lasting Legacy

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Art on Purpose:

Creating a Lasting Legacy

Exhibition Currently on View Through February 25, 2023

Public Reception: January 20, 2022. 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

About the Exhibition and Collectors:

This exhibition is mainly comprised from the art collection of Cheryl and Will Sutton and features works of art by African American artists, focusing on notable artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The exhibition also features work borrowed from area African American artists. With this exhibition the Suttons express their passion and a purpose for art in our lives, their love for the people of Louisiana, as well as their family and each other. The Suttons have been active art collectors for 40 years. 

Collector’s Statement: 

Art ignites our passion and fuels our purpose. It outlives all of us and is passed on from generation to generation. Every great civilization is known for its art. From the earliest sparks of creativity found in ancient cave paintings, to great masterpieces from Cleopatra’s tomb and pyramids to Ancient Greece, Rome, and China …to modern day masterpieces collected in museums around the world. Join us for some inspiring moments to reflect on art’s purpose and perhaps find a new passion for art, beauty, and culture and develop a new purpose in your life. 

On view
From August 25, 2022 to
February 25, 2023
Masur Museum


on view

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Christiane Drieling

August 24, 2023 –
October 21, 2023

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K'shana Hall

April 28, 2023 –
August 5, 2023

The Unchosen Ones: Portraits of an American Pastoral

RJ Kern

November 1, 2023 –
December 22, 2023
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