On September 18th, 2021 the West Baton Rouge Museum will open the exhibition entitled Music Behind the Gates. This exhibit explores the life of prison inmates and their escape through music.

On September 18th, 2021 the West Baton Rouge Museum will open the exhibition entitled Music Behind the Gates. This exhibit explores the life of prison inmates and their escape through music. Bands, iconic songs, and touching stories are all birthed from this infamous prison and other prisons across the state. In collaboration with the Angola Museum and the research of Dr. Marianne Fisher-Giorlando of Dr. Benjamin J. Harbert, Associate Professor of Music at Georgetown University, Music Behind the Gates provides an intimate look at prison pastime and reform. This exhibit will run through January 2nd, 2022.

Location

West Baton Rouge Museum
845 N. Jefferson Avenue
70767 Port Allen , LA