(October 20, 2014)
Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum to host the Cirque de Shreve Benefit
SHREVEPORT, LA — The Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum will host the Cirque de Shreve Benefit at Pinewold Manor Saturday, November 1, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Proceeds from the event and art auction will benefit the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art, whose mission is to support the Meadows' educational and cultural programming.
What: Cirque de Shreve Benefit and Art Auction
Where: Pinewold Manor, 2745 Fairfield Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana
When: Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Tickets and more info: meadowsfriends.org/blog/2014/11/1/cirquedeshreve
Cirque de Shreve Benefit and Art Auction
The event celebrates the legend of the Mighty Haag Circus and includes an art auction, live music, performers, and gourmet fare. Find out more information at MeadowsFriends.org
ABOUT THE HAAG CIRCUS
The Mighty Haag Circus was owned by Ernest Haag and was one of the best known and loved southern circuses. The show started in the 1890's in Shreveport, Louisiana, as a wagon show. A two-mile street pageant of elaborate, hand-carved tableau wagons, chariots, elegant band wagons, steam calliopes, elephants, bears, tigers, camels, giraffes, clowns, fine horses, and circus artists paraded down Texas Street every year to their wintering quarters between Fairfield and Line Ave. The spectacle was free for all Shreveport viewers. Trilby, the beloved Haag Circus elephant, is said to be buried on the land where the winter quarters were located.
ABOUT THE MEADOWS MUSEUM
The Meadows Museum of Art was established at Centenary College of Louisiana in 1975 on the occasion of the College's 150th anniversary for the purpose of housing the Jean Despujols Collection of Paintings and Drawings of Indochina. The museum was made possible by a gift from Algur H. Meadows, a Centenary alumnus, who had purchased the collection for his alma mater in 1969. In addition to the Indochina Collection, the museum preserves and regularly displays selections from its substantial permanent collection of around 1500 art works.
The Meadows Museum of Art is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF THE ALGUR MEADOWS MUSEUM
The purpose of the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum is to support and encourage the advancement of art in Shreveport-Bossier and in the surrounding regions by establishing the Algur Meadows Museum as a premiere center of art and culture in the South.