Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Inc.

  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • www.lasm.org

Mission Statement

The Louisiana Art & Science Museum seeks to enhance the understanding and appreciation of art and science for general audiences and students by presenting unique, educational, and entertaining programs that inspire creativity and foster the pursuit of knowledge.

ruling year

1962

Principal Officer

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Ms. Carol Gikas

Keywords

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Art, Fine Arts, Science, Planetarium, Educational Programs, Diverse Audiences, Families, Schoolchildren, Teachers

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EIN

72-0542138

 Number

1514388823

Also Known As

LASM

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Art Museums (A51)

Science & Technology Museum (A57)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Each year, LASM offers 4-6 fine art exhibitions, a full schedule of art and science educational programs for families and schoolgroups, 6-10 planetarium shows, and 2 large-format films for more than 214,000 annual visitors of which 108,000 are schoolchildren.

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LOUISIANA ARTS & SCIENCE MUSEUM,INC.
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Carol Gikas

BIO

The CEO at LASM for over 25 years, Ms. Gikas has an M.A. from Un of TX at Austin and is a graduate of the Museum Management Institute, Un of Calif, Berkeley. She has received the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2004; in 2002 received the John Barton Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and was named Marketer of the Year. She has served as President of the La Assoc of Museums and served as an officer for several other professional museum associations. Saw a growth in the LASM annual operating budget from $300,000 to $2.5 milllion; earned revenue, grants, and donations have increased from 1% to 76% of operating budget.

Governance

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