Calendar of Events

Last month October 2014 Next Month
S M T W T F S
week 40 1 2 3 4
week 41 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
week 42 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
week 43 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
week 44 26 27 28 29 30 31
See Today See by week See by categories

Egyptian Tapestries at LASM

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014

Details

For many travelers and tourists, a small Egyptian village near Cairo, Harrania, is considered an essential stop along their international journey; the city become famous years ago for its charming tapestries woven by Egyptian children. LASM’s collection in the Colonnade Gallery includes a number of these tapestries attributed to the Kunooz school and dating from as early as the 1970s. The school follows the philosophy of Dr. Ramses Wissa Wassef, who believed that creativity is innate and that teaching uneducated children who were isolated from modern civilization could help them learn self-expression through weaving. Check out these tapestries and more among LASM’s many art exhibitions this summer. 100 River Road South. (225) 344-5272. lasm.org.

Related Events

Creative Louisiana: CFX
For some serious Halloween costuming inspiration, be at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum when the Creative Louisiana monthly lecture series hosts a special presentation by full-s...
Eurydice
LSU Department of Theatre opens its Lab season with an imaginative retelling of this Greek myth at their studio theatre. On the day that Eurydice is to marry her true love, Orpheus...
The 13th Gate and Necropolis 13
If the very number thirteen seems suspect to you, then you might want to avoid this Halloween event. If, however, you get your kicks by being spooked, shocked, and possibly made to...
The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair
The Baton Rouge State Fair pulls out all the stops each year with rides galore in the Carnival Midway and live music nightly, featuring gospel, rock, bluegrass, blues, and zydeco. ...

Most Read: Visual & Performing Arts