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July 13th, 6:00 pm Architecture & Spirits at Cane Land Distillery
“Baton Rouge Preservation: Wins and Losses of the Past 50 Years.” In this presentation, Natalie Mead takes a close look at preservation wins and losses throughout the city of Baton Rouge in the last 50 years. There will be numerous historic photos in the presentation and additional iconic images of Baton Rouge’s most well-known buildings, extant and long since gone. As Director of Education and Museum Curator for Preserve Louisiana, Mead works with docents, volunteers, staff, Preserve Louisiana members, and tourism officials.
Jay Dardenne will be bringing his witty, humorous anecdotes of Louisiana’s past to the event. A master storyteller, Jay brings to life Louisiana’s most illustrious citizens, infamous locales, and engaging stories. Currently the Commissioner of Administration, Jay previously served two terms as Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor, and fifteen years as a State Senator.Tickets: Professional/General Public $20 online ($25 at door), Students $10 online ($15 at door).
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July 31st, 6:00 pm — Les Vues Free Film Series: “Strange and Familiar” at Vermilionville Museum
We are excited to be partnering with the Vermilionville Musem in showing “Strange and Familiar: Architecture of Fogo Island” which was shown at our 2016 Architecture & Design Film Festival: New Orleans. “Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island” is an award-winning film by Marcia Connolly and Katherine Knight which documents a bold project architect Todd Saunders. His buildings on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, embrace the excitement of being on the edge of nature and contemporary design while fulfilling the goal of doing ‘new things with old ways’.

Details: Monday, July 31 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Location:  Performance Center, Vermilionville Museum, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, Louisiana
Free admission with a suggested $5 donation
August 17th – Exhibition opening August 17th, 5pm-8pm
“The Organic Modernism of Albert C. Ledner”
Please join us for an opening night reception for our exhibit “The Organic Modernism of Albert C. Ledner”, featuring project drawings and photographs, furniture and lighting fixtures designed by New Orleans modernist architect, Albert Charles Ledner. This exhibit is done in collaboration with the Architecture & Design Film Festival: New Orleans, August 24 – 27, presented by the Louisiana Architectural Foundation premiering the documentary, Designing Life: The Modernist Architecture of Albert C. Ledner, at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Friday, August 25th, 7pm.
More information: Generous support for this exhibit provided by Letterman’s Blueprint & Supply, and the Louisiana Architectural Foundation. Additional support provided by the Marjorie Peirce Geiser & John Geiser, Jr. Fund of the Southeastern Architectural Archive.Opening Night Reception: Thursday, August 17th5pm to 8pm, wine and cheese will be served.Free Parking lot: between Joseph Merrick Jones Hall and Howard-Tilton Memorial Library on Newcomb Place (enter at Willow Street in front of Audubon Boulevard entrance).
August 24th-27th: 2017 Architecture & Design Film Festival: New Orleans
The Louisiana Architectural Foundation is hosting the second annual Architecture & Design Film Festival: New Orleans from Thursday, August 24th to Sunday, August 27th, 2017.
Based out of New York City, the Architecture & Design Film Festival is in its 8th year and is the largest film festival dedicated to the creative spirit of Architecture and Design. This festival offers people in our region exposure and participation to the world of architecture and design through film.More information:

Opening Night: August 24th, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Contemporary Art Center, 900 Camp St,
New Orleans, LA
Reception: 5:30 to 7pm followed by Opening Night film.
Full Festival Film Lineup will be announced mid-July!