From the paper, July 3, 2018:
“A major exhibition of paintings by the beloved Cajun artist George Rodrigue drew an army of faithful Blue Dog fans to the New Orleans Museum of Art in 2008.
“NOMA opened in 2006 after being closed for months by basement seepage during the 2005 flood. Trouble was, the city’s tourist trade hadn’t yet returned. UNTIL Rodrigue came to the rescue with a show so irresistible, fans flocked to the center of the damaged city once more. Rodrigue and his blue dog were post-K heroes.”