The Southern University Museum of Art Shreveport (SUMAS) features permanent, traveling, and special exhibitions that preserve and advance the rich cultural arts heritage of Africans and Africans Americans.
Our permanent exhibition showcases African art and artifacts from the major art producing countries in West Africa including: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa. Through our vast permanent collection, SUMAS brings African art and culture to North Louisiana.
Our traveling exhibitions features a range of contemporary artwork inclusive of rotating exhibits from our Baton Rouge campus museum, as well as pop-up exhibitions highlighting local, regional, and national artists.
Our special exhibitions feature artistic, cultural, and historical creations that enhance the awareness and understanding of African and African American experiences within the city of Shreveport, the state of Louisiana, and throughout the United States and beyond.