Life & Legacy Tour

Artist George Rodrigue, photographed by Ellis Lucia for | The Times-Picayune.




The George Rodrigue Life & Legacy Foundation inspires all ages with the life and art of George Rodrigue (1944-2013), expanding his vision by showing how one person can overcome obstacles to achieve their dreams, while also making a positive difference in the world —in this case, through the transformative potential of art. Projects include museum exhibitions, education initiatives, an ongoing public lecture series, and written and online publications.

Since founding the Life & Legacy Tour in 2017, Wendy Rodrigue has visited 69 schools and exposed, personally, Rodrigue’s life and art to more than 30,000 students and teachers throughout Louisiana, Oklahoma, Florida, and Mississippi. In addition, her lectures at museums, universities, and community groups, remain standing room only, as she shares personal stories and original paintings from her late husband’s private collection.


“Your stories of George and his art and life resonated with each and every person in attendance. You managed to share so much in such a short time, and I know so many of us would have loved to learn more. Our students need to hear those stories of risk and perseverance!” – EH at CHS

“Their hands were raised the whole time as she spoke, eyes twinkling, as Wendy started with the tale of George’s origins in Louisiana, paving the way for his masterpieces.” –

“This lady is passionate, beautiful, intelligent and has a love for her late husband, George Rodrigue that is something to be admired! Her speeches to the CHS students were captivating! What a gift to CHS!” – JM at CHS

“I was blown away that these original works by the great George Rodrigue…were in our library!” – KJ at CHS

George Rodrigue Life & Legacy Tour Schedule

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From Public Radio Tulsa for NPR, with Wendy Rodrigue.
Please listen, share, and remember the beautiful spirit of George Rodrigue. LISTEN »

Learn what the Life & Legacy Tour is all about in this interview with Wendy Rodrigue by Fox 8 News. WATCH »

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The George Rodrigue Life & Legacy Tour expands in 2019 to include Texas and California, as well as additional Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida education outreach and events.

Feb 7 and 8
Catholic High School, New Iberia, LA Photos Posted!

March 25 – 29
Kenner, LA. Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy Photos Posted!

  • March 25: Lower School (Maine Campus)
  • March 26:  High School (Vintage Campus)
  • March 27: High School (Vintage Campus)
  • March 28 :  Middle School (Maine Campus)
  • March 29:  Lower/Middle (Maine Campus)

April 3
Lusher Charter School, New Orleans Photos Posted!

April 4
Kenner, LA. Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy (Rivertown Campus) Photos Posted!

April 5th
Ursuline Academy, New Orleans Photos Posted!

April 9th
Guest Speaker, 95th Anniversary of the Fortnightly Literary Groups, New Iberia, LA Photos Posted!

May 15th
Pontchartrain Elementary School, Mandeville, LA

May 16th
Nicholson Elementary School, Picayune, MS

May 17th
Loranger Elementary, Loranger, LA

May 30, 2019
Guest speaker for the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters & Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention. Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. Learn More

Aug 1 – Sept 8
Napa, CA. George Rodrigue “Prints” Exhibition, Events, and Education Outreach in partnership with Amuse Bouche Winery

Sept 14, 2019 – Jan 11, 2020
Houston, TX. Rodrigue Retrospective Museum Exhibition, Events, and Education Outreach in partnership with the Glade Arts Foundation, The Woodlands, TX

Oct 23 – 27
Florida Panhandle. The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Festival of the Arts (Destin, FL), plus Rodrigue Life & Legacy Events and Education Outreach in Okaloosa, Walton, and Santa Rosa Counties


Image Gallery

Most photos by Douglas Magnus

April 9, 2019
Fortnightly Literary Groups, New Iberia, LA

April 5, 2019
Ursuline Academy, New Orleans

April 3, 2019
Lusher Charter School, New Orleans

“Yesterday’s visit was amazing!!!!!!! Wendy truly knows how to keep her audience captivated. Her story telling skills are a gift and she knows how to use it!!! The kids were engaged the entire time and the teachers were beyond impressed. Several teachers and administrators shared with me after how much they enjoyed it. It was such a success!” – Michelle Williamson, Lusher Charter School

MARCH/April 2019
Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy (All Campuses)

“There are just no words to describe the beautiful story of George Rodrigue and the story teller, Wendy Rodrigue Magnus. All 1,535 students enjoyed the presentation. Wendy your patience and enthusiasm are viral! Thank for from the bottom of our HEART!” -Patty Glaser, Head of School, Kenner Discovery

“It may have been storming outside, but Ms. Wendy Rodrigue brought the sunshine to our students on the Rivertown campus.  The students and teachers learned about the life, legacy and art of the great George Rodrigue.” -Peter Barnitz, Resident Artist and Teacher, Kenner Discovery

What people are saying about the George Rodrigue Life & Legacy Tour


All of the kids lit up when Wendy Rodrigue, wife of famous artist George Rodrigue, spoke to them about the art and where George got his inspiration from. –


A wonderful afternoon spent listening to a heartfelt sharing of the life of a great artist, who was so loved and continues to inspire others through this legacy. Thanks Wendy, we so enjoyed your talk but mostly your passion and heart. -Marguerite K.E.


Within six months, she (Wendy Rodrigue) visited 25 schools and exposed Rodrigue’s art to thousands of students, parents and educators. -New Orleans Magazine People to Watch


I really enjoyed the lecture. It was a moving experience. -Patrick B.


Check out Wendy Rodrigue’s gallery talk at the Ohr on September 8th. Put it on your calendar now- she’s that good! 🙌🏼  -Lisa H., Ocean Springs, MS


Blue Dog artist still touching lives through George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts –The New Orleans Advocate


George Rodrigue’s Art Legacy Lives On In Louisiana Schools –KEDM Public Radio


See you on the road as we celebrate the Life and Art of George Rodrigue!