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La. Treasures: Ollie Steele Burden (2018)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-11-02

Duration: 00:05:07

Subjects: Burden, Steele, 1900-1995 | Landscape architecture | Arts | Clay figurines


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Lurker, Will Producer
  • Floyd, David Interviewee


This “Louisiana Treasures” segment from the November 2, 2018, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” focuses on the legacy of the late Ollie Steele Burden, a landscape architect and artist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It includes an interview with David Floyd, the director of the LSU Rural Life Museum, who discusses: Burden’s role in designing the outdoor layout on the main campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge; his clay figurines depicting plantation life; and his paintings. Host: James Fox-Smith