Current & Upcoming

Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum, Sand Springs, OK

The Art of George Rodrigue: Shiny Happy Blue Dog

Nov 17, 2018 – Feb 17, 2019

Located in the vicinity of Tulsa, Oklahoma, this museum will host the exhibition Shiny Happy Blue Dog, highlighting George Rodrigue’s painted artworks on metal. The installation of twenty original artworks marks the first-ever exhibition of the famous Blue Dog paintings in Oklahoma exhibition is in partnership with the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts on behalf of Louisiana A+ Schools and Oklahoma A+ Schools.

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

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Straub’s Coulee, 1970, 86×41, oil on canvas

LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA

George Rodrigue: The Cajun Landscape

November 1, 2018–February 10, 2019

On November 1, 2018, LSU Museum of Art will open an exhibition featuring early landscape paintings by Louisiana artist George Rodrigue (1944–2013). Rodrigue was born and raised in New Iberia, Louisiana, the heart of Cajun country. For more than four decades, Rodrigue sought to depict his Cajun heritage through his work. The oak tree was a primary feature inspiring many landscape paintings in the early 1970s, which evolved to include Cajun people and traditions, as well as his interpretations of myths such as Jolie Blonde and Evangeline.

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

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Yellow Eyes for Yellow Flowers, 2001, 36×24, acrylic on canvas


Rodrigue Studio, New Orleans, LA

Rodrigue’s Swirling Vision: The Sun, Cosmos, and Hurricanes

Through October 14, 2018 Extended through December 7, 2018!

George Rodrigue (1944-2013) returned to the swirl often throughout his career. It first appeared in his landscapes and Cajun series paintings as a light in the distance, symbolizing hope and a brighter tomorrow. Later it evolved into Hurricanes and the Cosmos, as the birth of creativity, and as a suspension of reality – a symbol of the mysterious, mystical, and spiritual.

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Rodrigue Studio, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Rodrigue Gallery Selections
A special selection of available original works on view through 2018

George Rodrigue (1944-2013) brought his Louisiana inspired art to Carmel-by-the-Sea in 1992 when he opened his first location known as Galerie Blue Dog. In 2000, Rodrigue and his wife Wendy made a home in the nearby hills. The quiet refuge enabled the artist to paint hundreds of paintings in his spacious, sun-drenched studio. While his roots remained in Louisiana, Carmel always held a special place in his heart.

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West side of Dolores between Ocean and 7th
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
831.626.4444


Rodrigue Studio, Lafayette, LA

Rodrigue Gallery Selections
A special selection of available original works on view through 2018

George Rodrigue made Lafayette his home for many years, inspiring many of his Cajun works. Now on view at Rodrigue Studio in Lafayette, is a stunning collection of available original paintings spanning 40 years.

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Rodrigue Studio
1434 S. College Rd. 
Lafayette, LA 70503
337.233.3274


Bayou Teche Museum, New Iberia, LA

Rodrigue’s Artist Studio
Now Open

In January 2017, the Bayou Teche Museum unveiled a recreation 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. 

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

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Upcoming

Rodrigue Studio, New Orleans
Rodrigue’s American Dream:  1989-2019; Thirty Years of the Rodrigue Gallery of New Orleans
Opening Reception with George Rodrigue’s Family, Saturday, January 12, 2019