Closed Exhibits

Selected Past Exhibits

The following locations have showcased Rodrigue works in the past.


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


Rodrigue Studio, New Orleans, LA

Rodrigue:  Celebrating Music
February 24 – May 15, 2016

Featuring  a  selection of musically themed paintings illustrating the artist’s love of music from a variety of genres. LEARN MORE

Open Mon-Thurs, 10-6; Fri-Sat, 10-8; Sundays 12-5.  Free.

Rodrigue Studio
730 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 


West Avenue at River Oaks, Houston, TX

Take-Me-Back-To-TexasApril 25, 2015 – July 19, 2015

“Rodrigue: Houston” features George Rodrigue’s Landscapes, Cajuns, and Blue Dogs. Located in West Ave. at River Oaks

From April 25th to July 19th 2015, the family of Louisiana artist George Rodrigue (1944-2013) brings Rodrigue’s art to Houston with a special exhibition in West Ave. at River Oaks featuring seventy-five original works of art, including the artist’s dark Louisiana Landscapes, Cajun genre scenes, and iconic “Blue Dog” paintings. LEARN MORE


State Library of Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA

October 1, 2014- November 2014, Rodrigue’s Louisiana
Remembering George Rodrigue, 1944-2013
In conjunction with the 2014 Louisiana Book Festival on November 1,  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 2012

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

2200 S. Van Buren Street
Amarillo, Texas


Hammond Regional Arts Center

“George Rodrigue Exhibit from the New Orleans Museum of Art collection”

Saturday, April 14 – Saturday, April 28, 2012
Open to the Public

217 E. Thomas Street
Hammond, LA 70401

Phone: 985.542.7113

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

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum (LSEM)

Sept 23 – Dec 30, 2011

Shreveport, LA
Opening reception: Sept 23 (Glitz & Grits)
(including GRFA Art Contest Finalists)

The Museum of Arts and Sciences

“Woof! Art of the Dog”

September 3, 2010 to Jan 9, 2011

Daytona Beach, Florida


Alexandria Museum of Art

THE SAGA OF THE ACADIANS is on exhibit from April 15, 2011 to July 2, 2011
George Rodrigue Foundation Scholarship Student Art Contest Finalists are on
exhibit from May 13 to July 2.
933 Main Street
Alexandria, LA.71301

Masur Museum
Monroe, LA

April 1 to April 23, 2011
(including GRFA Art Contest Finalists)
Opening reception: April 1

Imperial Calcasieu Museum

Jan 21 – Mar 4, 2011
Imperial Calcasieu Museum
Lake Charles, 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

The Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center

“George Rodrigue: The Saga of the Acadians”

A Series of Fifteen Paintings from the Wendell Gauthier Family Collection
Presented by Nichols State University

(a Division of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve)
314 St. Mary Street
Thibodaux, Louisiana

March 8th – April 24th

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

Lafayette, LA

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

Paws and Reflect:  Art of Canines
This traveling group exhibition features three Rodrigue Blue Dog paintings on loan from the permanent collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Cities include Bolivar, MO; Parker, CO; Canton, OH; Neenah, WI; Shreveport, LA; Kerrville, TX, Spartanburg, SC; and Marshfield, WI
For specific dates and venues, visit

March 14 – 31, 2009: Blue Dog: The Process of Prints
Acadiana Center for the Arts, Side Gallery

March 14 – April 26, 2009: George Rodrigue: Legends and Lives of Acadiana’
Acadiana Center for the Arts, Main Gallery

Louisiana State Museum

George Rodrigue: Cajuns and Blue Dogs
Paintings from Louisiana Family Collections 1971-2008

July 17 – November 29, 2008

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
click here for information and a virtual tour

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
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. Opening week activities include lectures and book signings, along with a dvd and

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.

Got Cow? Cattle in American Art , 1820-2000
June 24 – September 10, 2006
The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
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.

Rodrigue exhibition at Del Mar Hilton, Rancho Santa Fe, California
May 27 – 29, 2005
Benefiting the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

August 25 -28 2005
McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas
Featuring the recent artwork of George Rodrigue
A portion of the proceeds from sales at this event will benefit Citizens for Animal Protection.

a new series of paintings by George Rodrigue
April 21 – May 29 2005
Rodrigue Studio, New Orleans

Sprit of Place: Art of Acadiana (group exhibibition)
May 5 – July 22, 2005
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
New Orleans, LA

Sprit of Place: Art of Acadiana (group exhibibition) 
October 15, 2004 – January 20, 2005
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 233-7060

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.

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

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.

Susquehanna Art Museum: Call of the Wild Exhibition
August 2004-2005

As part of the Susquehanna Art Museum’s VanGo! program, the silkscreen Dependence will travel to schools, community festivals, businesses and retirement homes in the Harrisburg, PA area.

The intent of the VanGo! is to provide exposure to original works of art to people who otherwise lack such opportunities. At the heart of this project is a belief that an art educational experience of quality should expose children to the primary source, rather than reproductions.

To learn more about the Susquehanna Art Museum’s VanGo!, please visit

Susquehanna Art Museum: Motorcycles in Art: 1950-Present
March 14 – June 30, 2004

The original silkscreen Easy Riders is currently on display at the musuem as part of theMotorcycles in Art exhibition.

Included in this exhibition are motorcycles of many makes from local collectors, and artwork inspired by the machines from artists like Andy Warhol, Richard Prince, Thomas Zummer, James Hyde and others.