United States / Exhibitions
Joséphine, le grand amour de Napoléon
From: 10/10/03 To: 02/01/04
Baton Rouge (Louisiana)
Louisiana Arts and Science Museum
100 South River Road
Call : (225) 344-5272
This exhibit will present memoirs of the Empress Josephine to include jewelry costumes, dinnerware, objects d'art, rare paintings, furniture, and accessories that have been housed in Napoleon's summer home Malmaison, just outside of Paris.
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One Nation Under God: The Church, the State, and the Louisiana Purchase
From: 10/01/03 To: 01/31/04
New Orleans (Louisiana)
Louisiana State Museum's Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Exhibit
751, Chartres Street
Call : (504) 568-6968
When people think of the Louisiana Purchase, they generally think only of the vast territorial expansion of the young United States. Fewer are aware of the profound changes the Purchase brought to the practice and politics of religion in Louisiana. The separation of Church and State was a constitutional curiosity in the Louisiana Territory. In this exhibit we will explore the slow and chaotic separation of Church and State in Louisiana through the stories of key players in this drama.
Louisiana Purchase Permanent Exhibit
From: 01/01/03 To: 12/31/03
New Orleans (Louisiana)
Louisiana State Museum - Cabildo
751 Chartres Street
Call : (504) 568-6968
One of the most important events in our nation's history, the purchase of the Louisiana Territory, doubled the size of the fledgling United States. The primary focus of the Cabildo's permanent exhibit is its examination of the transfer and its effects on the social and political climate in Louisiana.

Web site: lsm.crt.state.la.us
Painting in France 1803-2003: Celebrating the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial
From: 12/20/03 To: 04/01/04
Lafayette (Louisiana)
University Art Museum, Fletcher Hall, University of Louisiana
Call : (337) 482-5326
A celebration of two centuries of French artistic genuis, this exhibition will include paintings on loan from the Louvre Museum, Musee d'Orsay, centre Pompidou and Musee Carnavalet in Paris, as well as major American art museums throughout the United States.
Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession, Sculpture from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
Lafayette (Louisiana)
From: 09/20/03 To: 01/04/04
University Art Museum University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Acadiana Center for the Arts From:
Call : (337) 482-5326
The 72 works in the exhibition represent the full range of Rodin's life work, including signal work from "The Gates of Hell 1880-1917," "The Burghers of Calais 1884-1895," "The Monument to Balzac 1891-1898" as well as fragments, portraits, prints and photographs.
So Vast, So Beautiful a Land: The Louisiana Purchase, 1803-2003
Through December 2003
Natchitoches (Louisiana)

Old Courthouse Museum
Call : (318) 357-2270
This ongoing exhibit will feature artifacts from the fifteen states carved out of the Purchase.
Charting Louisiana: 500 years of maps
June 1-December 31, 2003
Exhibition of 400 maps, from the first explorations to satellite images.
William Research Center
410 Chartres Street
New Orleans (Louisiana)
Call : (504) 59 87 71 71
États-Unis / Ceremonies
Louisiana Purchase Re-Enactment
From: 12/20/03 To: 12/20/03
New Orleans (Louisiana)
Louisiana State Museum's Cabildo
Jackson Square -The French Quarter
Call : (504) 568-6968
United States President George W. Bush, President Jacques Chirac of France and King Juan Carlos of Spain are scheduled to view a re-enactment of the Purchase transfer in the Sala Capitular, the room in the Louisiana State Museum's Cabildo in which the Louisiana Purchase was transferred from Spain to France and from France to the United States on December 20, 1803. Outside in the square a re-enactment will take place of the hoisting of the American colors as depicted in the oil painting by Swedish artist Thure de Thulstrop "Hoisting American Colors, Louisiana Cession, 1803."
Web site: lsm.crt.state.la.us
United States / Cinema
New Orleans (Louisiana)
From October 5 to December 29, 2003
Three French filmmakers (Matthieu Laurette, Sylvie Blocher, Claude Closky), and their take on the Louisiana Purchase.