'Once Upon a Time' exhibit now open at LSU

'Once Upon a Time' exhibit now open at LSU
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POSTED: Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 7:30am

UPDATED: Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 7:34am

Ready to walk in a land where magic is all around you and dreams really do come true? Well we can’t take you there, but we can guide you to the next best thing.

The LSU Museum of Art invites everyone to take a magical journey to the dream-like world of fairy tales, myths, fables and legends in the exhibition, “Once Upon a Time,” on display now through February 10, 2013.

This exhibition takes people on a magical exploration of fairy tale–themed artworks and works of art that allude to some of the best known and most beloved fairy tales, myths, fables and legends. The many stories explored in the show include the fairy tales “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Ugly Duckling”; and the Inuit mythological tale “Sedna,” about the goddess of the sea.

Highlights from the exhibition include both non-traditional and original fairy tale-inspired paintings by current LSU School of Art professor Kelli Scott Kelley and spellbinding electron prints by former LSU professor Caroline Durieux, who developed electron printmaking during her professorship at the university.

On Sunday, April 1, the LSU Museum of Art is presenting its “Free First Sunday” from 1-5 p.m. Admission is free to enjoy a fun day of Fab Fairy Tales activities, and fairy tale attire is welcomed. Storytelling will begin at 2 p.m. when storytellers from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library will read a selection of fabulous fairy tales. At 3 p.m. participants can create hands-on fairy tale-inspired crafts, and at 4 p.m. “Poetry Slam: Poets from Big Buddy’s WordPlay” give old fairy tales a new spin.

Click here to learn more about the "Once Upon a Time" exhibit.

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