Selected Past Exhibitions


West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, LA


Evangeline: Evolution of an Icon
Closed October 31, 2021

This exhibition, organized by the West Baton Rouge Museum, provides a glimpse into Evangeline’s evolving status from her inception through today as a legend and heroine, to a brand image and celebrity, and ultimately into a cultural icon.

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

LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA

George Rodrigue: The Cajun Landscape
November 1, 2018–February 10, 2019

Featuring early landscape paintings by Louisiana artist George Rodrigue (1944–2013).  The oak tree was a primary feature inspiring many landscape paintings in the early 1970s, which evolved to include Cajun people and traditions.

LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts
100 Lafayette Street, Fifth Floor
Baton Rouge, LA

Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum, Sand Springs, OK


Art of George Rodrigue: Shiny Happy Blue Dog
Nov 17, 2018 – Feb 17, 2019

The installation of twenty original artworks, highlighting George Rodrigue’s works on metal, marks the first-ever exhibition of the famous Blue Dog paintings in Oklahoma.

Sand Springs Cultural & Historical Museum
9 E Broadway
Sand Springs, OK
(918) 246-2509

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS


Rodrigue’s Blue Dog: Discovering Late Works on Canvas and Metal
Through August 18, 2018 Extended to October 6, 2018

A solo exhibition of large scale late Rodrigue works.

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art
386 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS


Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX


The  Art of George Rodrigue: A Retrospective
April 9 – June 25, 2016

Spanning   Rodrigue’s entire oeuvre, including Landscapes, Cajuns, and Blue Dogs, as well as selections from Hurricanes, a series of abstract works.

Longview Museum of Fine Arts
215 East Tyler Avenue
Longview, TX


The New Orleans Museum of Art


Rodrigue’s Louisiana: Forty Years of Cajuns, Blue Dogs, and Beyond Katrina
March 1, 2008 – June 8, 2008 
Download the January 2008 issue of Arts Quarterly (a NOMA publication) for more information on the exhibition. download


State Library of Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA


Rodrigue’s Louisiana: Remembering George Rodrigue, 1944-2013
October 1, 2014- November 2014

In conjunction with the 2014 Louisiana Book Festival on November 1, 2014, which is dedicated to his memory, the exhibition features Rodrigue’s Louisiana Legends.


Louisiana State Archives – Baton Rouge, LA


Tuesday, May 20, through Monday, June 30, 2014

Visitors to the Louisiana State Archives will have a chance to view a collection of iconic Blue Dog artwork by acclaimed Louisiana artist George Rodrigue.


State Library of Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA

November 2, 2013- December 2013, special exhibition at the State Library of Louisiana, featuring original artwork from The Other Side of the Painting, including works by George Rodrigue from 1957 to today, such as his original Creature from the Black Lagoon, earliest landscapes, and more.

Also on view, works that inspired Rodrigue, including paintings by Mignon Wolfe (Wendy Rodrigue’s mother) and Rosalea Murphy of the Pink Adobe in Santa Fe.

State Library of Louisiana
701 North 4th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 342-4913

State Library of Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA

Walker Percy, Sylvester Stallone and the Blue Dog
Portraits of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize Winners by George Rodrigue and on view for the first time…

Rodrigue’s 2011 portrait of actor Sylvester Stallone with the Blue Dog
October 2012-August 2013

View the collection and its history at Musings of an Artist’s Wife

Amarillo Museum of Art

Blue Dogs in Texas
Forty-five years of Landscapes, Cajuns, Portraits, Blue Dogs, Hurricanes, and Sculpture
through October 14, 2012

Louisiana State University Museum of Art

Blue Dogs and Cajuns on the River
July 23 – Sept 18, 2011

Located in the Shaw Center for the Arts
Baton Rouge, LA

Slidell Cultural Center at Slidell City Hall

The Blue Dog Days of Summer:
George Rodrigue from the New Orleans Museum of Art

June 25 – August 7, 2010
Slidell Cultural Center at Slidell City Hall
Free admission

Rodrigue’s Acadiana: A city-wide tribute to artist George Rodrigue

Rodrigue’s Acadiana is a collaborative effort between the ULL College of the Arts, the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Acadiana Arts Council, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA Convention and Visitors Commission and Lafayette Consolidated Government.

George Rodrigue: Images of Home
January 17 – September 5

Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
710 East Saint Mary Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 482-2278

Acadiana Center for the Arts

March 14 – 31, 2009: Blue Dog: The Process of Prints
Side Gallery

March 14 – April 26, 2009: George Rodrigue: Legends and Lives of Acadiana
Main Gallery

Louisiana State Museum

George Rodrigue: Cajuns and Blue Dogs
Paintings from Louisiana Family Collections 1971-2008
July 17 – November 29, 2008

The Coral Springs Museum of Art

March 28, 2008 – May 25, 2008
Rodrigue one-artist exhibition featuring paintings and sculpture
The Coral Springs Museum of Art

Louisiana State Museum

June 8, 2007-FEB. 2, 2008
Rodrigue: Beyond Blue Dog
Louisiana State Museum, Old Courthouse Museum, Natchitoches, LA

Features the 15 Saga of the Acadians paintings, along with 10 portraits from the Flora Levy lecture Series.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens Museum, Memphis, TN

Blue Dog:  The Art of George Rodrigue
July 29th – October 14th, 2007

A retrospective exhibition featuring more than one hundred original paintings by George Rodrigue spanning forty years, including Cajuns, Hurricanes, Blue Dogs, and Bodies, along with rare sculpture and glass pieces.

The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

Got Cow? Cattle in American Art , 1820-2000
June 24 – September 10, 2006
Group Exhibition

Got Cow? An exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photographs from museums across the U.S., slated from June 24 to September 10, 2006, takes both a lighthearted and serious approach to the animal that has been a favorite subject of artists.  Got Cow? explores the cow’s appearances in traditional landscapes and mythology and then as a subject for artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, who were intrigued by the cow’s form, pattern, and use as a symbol of traditionalism in contemporary art.

Nantucket Atheneum Lecture with Exhibition at the Preservation Institute
August 19-22, 2004
Nantucket, MA

The Atheneum (1834) is the historical library on the island of Nantucket.  Rodrigue will lecture from the stage of its Great Hall, where past guestspeakers include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Horace Greeley, Frederick Douglass, Stephen E. Ambrose, Lisa Norling, Henry Louis Gates Jr., David McCullough, and Nathaniel Philbrick.

Pensacola Museum of Art
George Rodrigue Retrospective Exhibition
April 2 – May 15, 2004

This forty-year restrospective exhibition accompanies the new book from Abrams, THE ART OF GEORGE RODRIGUE (Danto/Lewis), which features work spanning the artist’s 40-year career.

Many pieces in this exhibition are from the artist’s private collection, or from collectors of early works, and have never before been seen. Some of the pieces taking center stage are Jolie Blonde and the Aioli Dinner.