The LSU Museum of Art has partnered with the Louisiana Culinary Institute for the Thursday evening series, “Museum After Dark,” on Thursday for a cooking demonstration of French and American cuisine inspired by the museum’s current photographic exhibition, “A Tale of Two Cities: Eugène Atget’s Paris and Berenice Abbott’s New York.”

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., according to an LSU news release.

The exhibition examines the work of two early photographers, inspired by their surroundings within New York and Paris. More than mere documentation, their photographs captured the cities at a point where old landmarks were rapidly disappearing. “A Tale of Two Cities: Eugène Atget’s Paris and Berenice Abbott’s New York,” is a series of photographs that shows a merging of old and new, and the effects of modernization on their city’s architecture, transportation, residents and inherent culture. The exhibition will be on display through July 22.

The event is free with $5 admission to the museum. University faculty, staff and students are admitted for free with their LSU I.D. and children 12 and under as well as museum members also are admitted for free.

For additional information call (225) 389-7200, or visit http://www.lsumoa.com.