Life & Legacy Tour

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


Since founding the Life & Legacy Tour in 2017, Wendy Rodrigue has visited more than 80 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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Learn more about the George Rodrigue Life & Legacy Tour in a series of podcasts and radio interviews.

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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.

Aug 1 – Sept 30, 2019

Napa, CA. George Rodrigue “Prints” Exhibition, Events, and Education Outreach in partnership with Amuse Bouche Winery. Learn More

Sept 5 and 6, 2019
River Middle School, Napa, California Photos Posted!

Sept 20, 2019
Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce, Livingston, LA
Women’s Leadership Event, Headline Speaker
Photos Posted!

Sept 23, 2019
Courtney Christian School, Hammond, LA Photos Posted!

Sept 25, 2019
Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, LA Photos Posted!

Sept 26, 2019
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Belle Chase, LA Photos Posted!

Sept 27, 2019
Lusher High School, New Orleans, LA Photos Posted!

Sept 30, 2019
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans, New Orleans, LA

Oct 3, 2019
Stuart Hall School for Boys, New Orleans, LA

Oct 7 – 8, 2019
Wilkerson Intermediate School, The Woodlands, TX

Oct 23 – 27, 2019
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

November 4 – 8, 2019
West Palm Beach, FL. Education outreach and partnership with The Greene School, and the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Fall 2020
Isidore Newman School, New Orleans – Exhibition and Education Outreach

Past 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!

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! And a BLOG POST!

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

May 15, 2019
Pontchartrain Elementary School, Mandeville, LA Photos Posted!

May 16, 2019
Nicholson Elementary School, Picayune, MS Photos Posted!

May 17, 2019
Loranger Elementary, Loranger, LA Photos Posted!

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

July 8, 2019
George Cottage Summer Camp, St. Martin’s Episcopal School, Metairie, LA Photos Posted!

2017-2018 Image Gallery

Most photos by Douglas Magnus

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



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!