John Scott is one of Louisiana’s most celebrated artists of the past 50 years. Born in New Orleans and raised in the Lower Ninth Ward, Scott attended Xavier University, where he later became a professor. Scott’s work was influenced by jazz and the variety of cultures present in his native city, including African, African-American, Caribbean, and Southern Creole. Scott worked in a variety of media, although he is widely known for his metal sculpture, which ranged from small works to monumental public sculptures. This exhibition is organized in conjunction with Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans.
A catalog of the exhibition is available at the Masur Museum for $15. The publication includes an essay by Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, Assistant Professor of Art and Curator of Art Collections at Xavier University, entitled, “Yesterday’s Doorway: John Scott’s Iconographic Portraits of New Orleans.” The catalog was made possible through a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and with the support of Peregrine Corporation of Monroe.