The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, Washboard City, featuring the art of Louisiana native Malaika Favorite, a visual artist and writer whose folk art is featured in private, corporate and museum collections across the country. The exhibit will be open from October 20, 2018 to January 12, 2019. Malaika’s art tells the story of her life growing up in the small rural community where her grandparents worked in the sugar cane fields.

Famed American visual artist and writer, Malaika Favorite, will be the guest speaker for the West Baton Rouge Historical Association’s annual Ethel Claiborne Dameron Lecture Series on Sunday, October 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the West Baton Rouge Museum. A reception will follow her presentation.

Favorite is known for her creative interpretations of history. In her latest series, Washboard City, scrub-boards are used as a symbol of the hard work, discipline, and determination of black women. 


  • Occurred Saturday, October 20th, 2018 — all day


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845 N Jefferson Ave
Port Allen, 70767

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