Samplings from the LSU Student Union Art Gallery Permanent Collection

June 25, 2014

It is said that Art is the enrichment of a culture and intellectual life! The LSU Student Union Art Gallery houses a variety of art that aims to highlight works of art that reflect the 20th century American and European Art movement with an emphasis on the cultural heritage of Louisiana and the university.  Since opening its doors in 1964, the LSU Student Union Art Gallery has accumulated 300 pieces of art that is encompassed within the Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection. The collection consists of drawings, lithographs, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and silkscreens. The works can typically be found displayed throughout the LSU Student Union building in the meeting rooms and public areas throughout…. until now! The LSU Student Union Art Gallery has decided to move a sampling of the art works out of the meeting rooms and into the gallery where visitors will be able to see this permanent collection… all in one place!

The LSU Student Union Gallery is pleased to announce the Samplings from the LSU Student Union Art Gallery Permanent Collection as their summer exhibit. With notable artists represented in the collection including Carolyn Durieux, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Jacques Villon and many more, the exhibit is sure to inspire all who come through the Art Gallery doors. The exhibit opens Monday, June 30, 2014 and continues through August in the LSU Student Union Art Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The exhibit features works from past exhibits, donations, and prints by major artists which include:

  • Ken Arnston – Family Group 
    Man Ray - Nature Morte (Still Life on Chair) (1962)

    Man Ray – Nature Morte (Still Life on Chair) (1962)

  • Charles Barbier – Golden Girl
  • Leonard Baskin – Duvet
  • Sam Corso – Homage to Lineage 2
  • Kate Trepagnier Delgado – Self-Portait
  • Alison Dohrman – Untitled
  • Caroline Durieux – Decadence
  • Malaika Favorite – Middle Passage
  • Abdul Ali Firdausi – Page from the Shahnama
  • Ernst Fuchs – Das Ungleiche Paar
  • Walter Gabrielson & Peter Plagens – Crispy New Beavers #4, #6, #7
  • Robert Gordy – Golden Days #1, #4, #5
  • Alfred Hrdlicka – In Wedding Ist Gut Petting
  • Ginger Osgood – Moon Jewelery
  • Roy Purcell – The Hut #2
  • Robert Rauschenberg – Poster for Peace
    Robert Rauschenberg - Poster for Peace (1970)

    Robert Rauschenberg – Poster for Peace (1970)

  • Man Ray – Nature Morte (Still Life)
  • Lottie Reasoner – Big House or Country Wedding
  • Roger Remington – Le Ballet Noir
  • Steve Schmidt – Untitled
  • Joyce Sills – Night Table
  • Jacques Villion – Illustration for “Art de France”
  • Toshi Yoshida – Plum Tree and Blue Magpie
  • Jim Zietz – Windrush Gardens Baton Rouge
  • Jim Zietz – Indian Mounds at LSU
  • Jim Zietz – Hilltop Arboretum
  • Jim Zietz – French House

“I always think of the art world in terms of the circus and the zoo.  Traveling shows are exotic and exciting, but there’s something different about an exhibit that’s permanent.  It comes to represent the space it occupies and shapes your understanding of that space.  Artwork in the Union embodies a significant part of student life, and every student pulls something different from it.”

-Lindsay Elliottsmith, Senior in English

About the LSU Student Union Art Gallery: The LSU Student Union Art Gallery hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is free & open to the general public.

Special Promotion LSU Students Only: The LSU Student Art Gallery will feature special incentives for students who come to the visit the art gallery and its exhibits throughout the academic year. Receive a FREE Art Gallery Mug once you visit the gallery three times. You must be an LSU student to participate in this promotion (LSU Student ID’s will be scanned at the door).

Parking: Weekday parking is available at the Visitor’s Center parking lot at the corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive, Monday – Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., (225) 578-5030.  Free parking passes for visitors can also be obtained at the Visitor’s Center.  Paid metered parking is also available on the second, third and fourth floors of the LSU Parking Garage located on Raphael Semmes Road between Highland Road and East Campus Drive for $1.50 per hour every day from 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

For more information about the exhibition please contact the LSU Student Union Art Gallery Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at (225) 578-5162 or e-mail us at  Additional information about the exhibit can be found at