Lunchtime Lecture

The Museum periodically hosts Lunchtime Lectures to accompany permanent and changing exhibits. This program features guest lecturers including scholars, historians, artists and book authors to name a few who speak from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. These presentations are free and open to the public with limited seating and audience members are always welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. When available, guest speaker presentations will be made available online.

Remembering Ronald Kennedy: The Life and Legacy of an Artist, Art Educator, and Activist

  • Location: Brick Gallery
  • Date: February 8th, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE

At 12:00 PM on Friday, February 8th, 2023 join Eileen Kennedy as she shares stories of the impact of her late husband on art, education, and civil rights. 

Remembering Ronald Kennedy: The Life and Legacy of an Artist, Art Educator, and Activist is being offered in conjunction with the exhibit, Ron’s Retro: Honoring Ronald Kennedy with Local Black Artists. Mr. Kennedy was a retired Professor of Visual Arts and Photography at Southeastern University and a celebrated artist known for his mixed media creations. His works will be on display through March 19 alongside artist colleagues from the Greater Baton Rouge community including Keith “Cartoonman” Douglas, Malaika Favorite, Randell Henry, Michael W. Howes, Philip D. Louis, Darlene Moore, FeliciaNoelle, and Clifton Webb.

Remembering the Baton Rouge Sit-Ins of 1960

  • Location: Brick Gallery
  • Date: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Time: February 24th, 2023
  • Admission: FREE

Remembering the Baton Rouge Sit-Ins of 1960 will be presented at 12:00 PM on Friday, February 24th, 2023 by Joan K. Garner. Participants may bring a bag lunch or plan to visit local eateries on the westside before or after the program.

The Baton Rouge Sit-Ins resulted in the U. S. Supreme Court Case bearing the same last name as the speaker. Joan K. Garner, daughter of Civil Rights activist, John B. Garner will provide an historical and legal context to Garner v. Louisiana. According to the Supreme Court Historical Society, this case is one of the most significant oral arguments spanning 1955-1993. Garner v. Louisiana resulted from three consolidated cases involving 16 students who participated in the Sit-In Movement in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1960.