Baton Rouge Gallery will begin 2004 with an exhibition of African and African American art. The exhibition, "African Rhythms" - Selections from the Southern University Museum of Art will open on Sunday, January 4 and will continue through January 31, 2004. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, January 7 from 7 - 9 pm

The exhibition will include selections from more than one thousand African works in the President Leon R. Tarver, II and the Dr. William Bertrand Collections.

The exhibit will also include quilts by African American quilt makers, sculptures by Morris 'Taft' Thomas of Alexandria and other works by African American artists.

Vivian Kerr is the Executive Director of S.U.M.A. and Randell Henry; a board member of Baton Rouge Gallery and instructor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Southern University is the curator of this exhibit.