Shreveport, Louisiana museum to be built in artist's lifetime
SHREVEPORT, La., March 4, 2014 -- The grand opening of the Marlene Yu Museum will be Sunday afternoon, December 21, 2014. A preview party will be held the prior Thursday evening, December 18, 2014.
Renovations of the former YWCA building at 710 Travis Street began in February 2014 for the Museum, dedicated to the life and art work of Marlene Tseng Yu.
A 6-minute documentary film by Beyond Measure Media effectively shows the scale of her work: http://youtu.be/l8Owbw3aLAI
"It is a rare and momentous occasion for this kind of museum to be built during an artist's lifetime," says daughter of the artist Director Stephanie Lusk.
The building serves as another location for the Rainforest Art Foundation Yu founded in New York, to bring together local and international, professional and emerging artists, who aim to increase appreciation of nature through different art forms.
Marlene Yu Museum will also be known as MYmuseum, incorporating social media so that each visitor's experience near and far can be individualized as desired.
The 36,500-square-foot building includes a performance theater, offices, sculpture garden, and events and rehearsal space for community use.
Director of the Marlene Yu Museum
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