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Opportunities for Culture in the Shaw Center for the Arts

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The Shaw Center for the Arts is a place where inspiration and education go hand-in-hand. In downtown Baton Rouge, the Shaw Center was opened in 2005 as a museum, theater and arts expo packaged as one beautifully designed facility near the Mississippi River. As a pillar of the city’s art community, partners and volunteers with the Shaw Center encourage the creative and artistic development of the area.

Within the Shaw Center, visitors can find the 17,000-square-foot LSU Museum of Art — a collection of more than 3,500 works of art, including paintings and sketches — as well as the Manship Theatre, where entertainment and education opportunities often blend art, film and culture for an experience like no other. The Shaw Center also houses the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery and Hartley-Vey Theatres, as well as a number of restaurants, including an award-winning sushi restaurant known for its high-quality and fresh ingredients. Those looking to take advantage of the Shaw Center’s facility for other events are in luck; the center’s River Terrace is the perfect place to host functions that require a luxurious atmosphere and breath-taking view of the Mississippi River.

Photo Credit: Collin Richie Photography; Manship Theatre