Experience the Art, Sounds and Stories of Africans and African Americans

During “The Art and Soul of Shreveport – Journey from Africa to America” group experience, participants can browse an exquisite collection of African and African American art and artifacts; learn about the Underground Railroad and the Middle Passage; and experience a West African drum circle led by a master drummer.

“The Art and Soul of Shreveport – Journey from Africa to America” group experience at Southern University Museum of Art Shreveport invites participants to experience the art, sounds and stories of Africans and African Americans while touring the museum.

Located on the downtown campus of Southern University Shreveport, Southern University Museum of Art Shreveport offers visitors a chance to experience the beauty and diversity of the more than 300 pieces of African and African American art and artifacts from the major art-producing regions of Africa including Mali, Nigeria, the Ivory Coast of West Africa, Cameroon, and the Congo. It is also the only museum in North Louisiana dedicated to educating people about the art and culture of the African and African American diaspora.

During the 90-minute tour with museum coordinator Angelique Feaster Evans, attendees can browse an exquisite collection of African and African American art and artifacts; learn about the Underground Railroad and the Middle Passage; and experience a West African drum circle led by a master drummer. This group experience is ideal for family reunions, class reunions, youth groups, church groups, and more.

“This group experience provides visitors with a unique up-close and personal interaction with African culture through music and visual art,” said Evans. “The guided tour offers a unique perspective on the lived experiences of people of African and African American descent through song and storytelling that visitors are sure to enjoy!”

Southern University Museum of Art Shreveport is located at 610 Texas Street in Shreveport, Louisiana. “The Art and Soul of Shreveport – Journey from Africa to America” costs $15-$25 per guest and is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays-Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Fridays and by appointment on Saturdays. The minimum capacity is 10 guests and the maximum capacity is 30 guests. The museum also features more than 3,000 square feet of event space in the upper and lower galleries and can seat up to 100 guests. To book your group today, visit www.Shreveport-Bossier.org/Experiences.

The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau is a complete resource for meeting planners. To pair the “All About the Roses” group experience with a meeting or event, visit www.Shreveport-Bossier.org/Meetings or call 1-800-551-8682.

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