Current & Upcoming

Hilliard Art Museum, Lafayette, LA

Sitting with George Rodrigue

January 27 – July 13, 2024

The Hilliard Art Museum on the campus of the University of Louisiana will host the highly anticipated exhibition, Sitting with George Rodrigue, on view from January 27, 2024 through July 13, 2024.

Showcasing the exceptional works of one of Louisiana’s most celebrated artists, this exhibition reflects Rodrigue’s deep connection to his Cajun roots, featuring influential cultural and political figure portraits alongside his iconic Blue Dog paintings. For the first time, Rodrigue’s painting, Aioli Dinner, will be exhibited in Lafayette. 

 

Hilliard Art Museum
710 East St. Mary Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70503

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George Rodrigue Blue Dog

European Cultural Centre’s Personal Structures, Venice, Italy

George Rodrigue: Venice

April 20 – November 24, 2024

George Rodrigue’s artworks are featured at the European Cultural Centre’s Personal Structures exhibit during this year’s Venice Art Biennale. Explore twelve pieces spanning Rodrigue’s illustrious career at the Palazzo Bembo. Personal Structures is the biennial contemporary art exhibition organized and hosted by the European Cultural Centre in Venice, Italy.

Palazzo Bembo
Venice, Italy

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The Cabildo on Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 

Rodrigue: Before the Blue Dog 

November 22 – September 30, 2025

Before George Rodrigue’s Blue Dog paintings catapulted him to international fame, the artist
was already known for his dark, often ghostly, depictions of the Cajun landscape, culture, and
people. While his artistic vision was undeniably unique, Rodrigue’s interest in his Cajun roots was part
of the Cajun Revival, a broader cultural movement that began in the 1960s. This revival not only
increased ethnic pride among Cajuns but also inspired a new interest in Acadian food, music, and
culture outside the region. Rodrigue: Before the Blue Dog explores how the artist’s work
reflected and advanced this movement.

The Cabildo on Jackson Square
701 Chartres Street New Orleans, LA 70130

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Bayou Teche Museum, New Iberia, LA

Rodrigue’s Artist Studio Re-Creation and the George Rodrigue Park Featured in the Artist’s Home Town

The Bayou Teche Museum presents a re-creation of George Rodrigue’s Carmel, CA  studio space, complete with the artist’s easel and unfinished painting, and the plywood floor, splattered with paint.  Artifacts and memorabilia from his youth, including his Boy Scout days in New Iberia and early student work paintings from his private collection are included in the installation. 

Additionally, the George Rodrigue Park adjacent to the museum features a three-sided Blue Dog sculpture standing over six feet tall.

Bayou Teche Museum
131 E. Main Street
New Iberia, LA 70560

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Traveling Exhibition Schedule 

The River is the Road: Paintings by George Rodrigue Organized by Wendy Rodrigue’s Life and Legacy Foundation & Art Tour

May 23 – October 20, 2024

Masur Museum of Art
1400 S. Grand Street
Monroe, LA 71202

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November 23, 2024 – January 26, 2025 

Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center
1017 Antebellum Circle
Hendersonville, TN 37075

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March 4 – June 21, 2025 

Alexandria Museum of Art
933 Second Street
Alexandria, LA 71301

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