Explore The Masur Museum Of Art

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If you are an art lover, then you may want to visit the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana. Located in the former home of the Masur family, it is the largest collection and exhibiting visual arts museum in Northeast Louisiana. The Masur Museum boasts 500 pieces in its permanent collection, much of which consists of work created by regional artists and minor works by more broadly known artists. While admission to the museum is free, you can become a member to support the arts and receive other benefits.


Every year the Masur Museum has a juried competition that showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States. There are also regular exhibitions that you may want to check out. Here are some upcoming ones to consider:

  • A. Hayes Town. On loan from the Hilliard Art Museum of Lafayette, Louisiana.
  • Blanket Songs. Art by University of Wisconsin-Madison professor John Hitchcock.
  • The Unchosen Ones: Portraits of an American Pastoral. An interdisciplinary installation of documentary photography.


If you or your kids are interested in creating a little art of your own, consider taking part in one of the Masur Museum’s workshops. Visiting and local artists offer classes so you can hone your skills in drawing, painting, quilling, collage, multi-media, or printmaking. Kids can participate in summer art camps, winter workshops, and other activities.

Accessibility Tours

The Masur Museum is located in a former private home that was originally built in 1929, therefore, it does not offer accessibility that many modern facilities do. If you would like to schedule a tour on a Monday, museum staff will move select works from the upstairs galleries to the first floor in order to make it easier to see. Contact the Masur Museum if you are interested in learning more.

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Guided Tours

Do you want a guided tour of the Masur Museum? You and others in your group can get more information on the collection during a visit that will last up to 45 minutes. Contact the museum for more information.

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