Guy de Montlaur would paint to music, Bach being a favorite composer. For these recurring events, classical music will play outside The Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery to accompany and inspire artwork created by guests at nearby drawing stations.
The special exhibit In Memory of What I Cannot Say: The Art of Guy de Montlaur, on view through October 20, 2019, examines the life and work of a French fine-art painter who fought Nazis on several battlegrounds, surviving hand-to-hand combat as a member of the French army at the onset of World War II then the perils of Sword Beach with the Free French Commandos on June 6, 1944. Guy de Montlaur, who suffered multiple wounds in combat that he carried for the rest of his life, channeled his wartime experiences into art, creating vivid abstract paintings until his death at age 58 in 1977.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 504-528-1944 x 484.