Current & Upcoming

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



Museum of New Art Portsmouth, NH

George Rodrigue: Painting For Myself 

September 12th, 2023 – January 2nd, 2024

Opening September 12, 2023, this highly personal Museum of New Art exhibition honors Rodrigue on the 10th anniversary of his death and includes rarely seen paintings, created without influence or directions from clients, galleries or collectors. Artworks range in date from 1969 to 2013, with a special focus on paintings created during the last decade of Rodrigue’s life.

Also included is the last self portrait created by the artist, a surreal image that reveals his acceptance and identification as the Blue Dog Man.

Museum of New Art
135 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801






West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, LA

The River is the Road: Paintings by George Rodrigue

June 17th, 2023 – October 29th, 2023

Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of Rodrigue’s death, this exhibition will open June 17th, 2023. This exhibit is the first of its kind and traces 45 years of the river in Rodrigue’s paintings, exploring the unique ways Rodrigue used the river as a reference to his Cajun heritage, and ultimately as a metaphor for the journey of life.

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



Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, LA

Written in the Stars: Celebrating 100 Louisiana Luminaries

January 12, 2023 – December 8, 2023

The Louisiana State Archives is pleased to announce its year-long exhibit in 2023, Written in the Stars: Celebrating 100 Louisiana Luminaries and George Rodrigue is featured prominently in the exhibition.

Written in the Stars: Celebrating 100 Louisiana Luminaries explores notable personalities who made their mark in Louisiana and beyond. Organized by zodiac sign, visitors can connect the personal traits and gifts which shaped some of our most renowned activists, artists, chefs, culture bearers, inventors, musicians, politicians, scientists, sports figures, and writers to their own.

Curator and Conservation Supervisor, Angela Cinquemano would like to extend a special thank you to families, collectors, galleries, and estates of George Rodrigue, Clementine Hunter, Caroline Durieux, Lena Richard, Dr. Louis Charles Roudanez, Big Chief Donald Harrison, and Caroline Dormon.

Louisiana State Archives
3851 Essen Ln.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809