Louisiana State University

The Art of Seating Exhibition at LSU Museum of Art

The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years
of American Design

On view: March 11–June 6, 2021

Virtual Gallery Talk: March 14 on Zoom

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design features a selection of over forty iconic and historic chairs reaching back from the mid-1800s to pieces from today’s studio movement.

Drawn from the Jacobsen Collection of American Art, these chairs offer a stylistic journey in furniture, with showstoppers by John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger, Herter Brothers, Stickley Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi, and Frank Gehry, among others. The exhibition also features contemporary and historic designs by some of the biggest manufacturers such as Knoll, Herman Miller, and Steelcase. Additions from the LSU Museum of Art permanent collection will expand the period of chair design even farther back in history to the 18th century.

LSU Museum of Art thanks Partner Sponsor, Donald J. Boutté and Michael D. Robinson, and Presenting Sponsor, Taylor Porter Attorneys At Law, for sponsoring this exhibition. The Art of Seating is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, in collaboration with the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. Additional support is provided by generous donors to the LSU MOA Annual Exhibition Fund

Sunday, June 6 at 6:00am

Shaw Center for the Arts, LSU Museum of Art, 5th Floor
100 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Event Type

Arts & Culture

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public, Staff




Adults, 13 and older: $5; Children, 12 and under: Free; Members: Free; University student with ID: Free; Veterans and their families: Free with military ID

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