Friday, September 15, 2006

Acquiring art: a Crescent City collector to speak at Meadows Museum, Sun, Oct 8, 2 pm

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In conjunction with Meadows Museum's current exhibit, "Louisiana Collects: Paperworks from the Roland-Geist Collection of New Orleans," the Museum will host a lecture by collector George Roland, owner of the Roland-Geist Collection, Sunday, Oct. 8, from 2–3 p.m. The lecture will be followed by an art supper in Roland's honor.

Roland's lecture, "Collecting or Shopping?," will explain how he and the late Gregg Geist assembled this collection of modern art.

Roland will be the special guest at a supper at Ernest's Orleans Restaurant. This event will feature a silent art auction, poster sale, cocktail buffet, Ernest's menu items and music by Dorsey

Hosted by the Friends of Meadows Museum, the gala is intended
to serve as a fundraiser to help the Museum purchase textiles and textile mounts for the Jean Despujols exhibition in March 2007. Tickets are $50. Reservations can be made through the Museum up until Oct. 6.

For more information, contact Diane Dufilho, director of the Meadows
Museum of Art, at 318-869-5169, or Nell Cahn, president of the Board of the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum, at 318-861-3040.

The Meadows Museum of Art is located on the campus of Centenary College of Louisiana at 2911 Centenary Blvd. The Museum is free and open to the public as below.

Sunday: 1-4 p.m.
Monday: closed
Tuesday: noon-4 p.m.
Wednesday: noon-4 p.m.
Thursday: 1-4 p.m.
Friday: noon-4 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

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