Louisiana State Exhibit Museum



Completed in 1939 as one of the New Deal’s Public Works projects, the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum is an architectural jewel, in the ultra-modern style of the times. Layered inside and out with costly marble, granite and polished aluminum, the circular building surrounds a landscaped courtyard and features hand-cut limestone.

Without a doubt, this is one of the most impressive buildings in the state.

The original artworks include a monumental fresco on the front portico executed by famed muralist Conrad Albrizio that introduces the public to the beautifully rendered scale dioramas that portray a snapshot of Louisiana life in the 1930s. A topographical map by sculptor Duncan Ferguson illustrates the cultural geography of Louisiana. Within the Rotunda, numerous Louisiana artists contributed murals that portray Louisiana landscapes and historical events.

The West Wing gallery displays rotating art exhibits. The museum houses one of the most extensive collections of Louisiana Native American artifacts from pre-historic period to the present. The new Native American Gallery displays a Caddo culture log boat excavated from the Red River that is 1,000 years old and an impressive 30 feet in length.

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
3015 Greenwood Road
Shreveport, LA 71109

318.632.2056 fax

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Visit the Friends of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum website for more information.