Shaw Center for the Arts

100 Lafayette St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70801- Map It
Phone: (225) 346-5001

AAA Editor Notes

Shaw Center for the Arts is at 100 Lafayette St. Opened in 2005, the cultural center covers an entire city block and is home to multiple exhibit spaces and performing arts venues. On-site are the LSU Museum of Art; the LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery, featuring works from faculty and students of Louisiana State University; and the Manship Theatre, which presents a wide range of live productions, film screenings and classes. The building incorporates innovative current architecture as well as a 1930s parking garage. The structure, covered with translucent channel glass, overlooks and reflects the Mississippi River. Visitors can see vistas of the river and the Old State Capitol from the fourth-floor River Terrace and LSU School of Art Sculpture Garden and from the sixth-floor Irene W. Pennington Rooftop Terrace and Sculpture Garden. Some of the facilities, including the rooftop terraces, may be closed if a private event has been scheduled; phone ahead. Food is available.
Center free. LSU Museum of Art $5; free (ages 0-12, students with ID and to all first Sun. of the month).
Available in the State Garage, at Third and Convention streets, for a fee.
Hours: Center Mon.-Sat. 9-5 (also Tues.-Sat. 5-11), Sun. 11-5. Phone ahead for performance schedules. Individual gallery hours vary slightly from the main building schedule.