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.
Art and Addiction Lecture and Gallery Talk
Location: Brick Gallery
Date: June 1st, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Museum will host a Lunchtime Lecture on Thursday, June 1st, 2023 at 12:00 PM on Art and Addiction to accompany the Museum’s current exhibit by the same name. Please join featured artist, Ben Peabody who will share stories of addiction and recovery. Anyone attending this FREE program is welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or visit local eateries in the area before or after the presentation.
Ben Peabody is a Baton Rouge artist who describes his work as symbolic assemblage. His labor-intensive work combines a variety of materials and techniques to create complex art for a complex subject matter. He uses modeling, casting, carving, constructing, and assembling while working with plaster, wood, metal, and repurposed materials to tell stories with the use of words and recurring symbols in his visually intriguing three-dimensional compositions. The intent of his Art and Addiction series is to raise awareness of addiction, end the stigma of addiction, and spark conversation addressing prevention and helpful resources in a safe environment.