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The Ameen Art Gallery (Thibodaux)

8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in Talbot Hall, room 200, on the campus of Nicholls State University. For more info: www.nicholls.edu.

Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Nicholls faculty and invited artists.

Bayou Lafourche Folklife and Heritage Museum (Lockport)

110 Main St., Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12. For more info: (985) 532-5909.

“Bayou Excursion: 1910,” the museum’s permanent exhibit.

Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum (Houma)

7910 West Park Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $3 for adults; $2 children ages 12 and under. Group rates are available. For more info: (985) 580-7200.

“The Art of Illustration Workshop,” featuring the works of St. Francis de Sales kindergarten through sixth grade. Taught by artist Ellen McCord, the students’ pieces will be displayed Jan. 29 through Feb. 29th.

Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans)

900 Camp St., Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5. For more info: (504) 210-0224 or www.cacno.org.

“Ralph Lemon: (The Efflorescence of) Walter,” through March 30. Renowned choreographer and dancer Ralph Lemon presents his drawings, paintings, sculptures and video works exploring a cultural history and proposed future of the American South.

D-Day Museum (New Orleans)

945 Magazine St. Admission is $14 for adults; $8 for seniors. For more info: (504) 527-6012.

“Duty, Honor, Country: When Baseball Went to War,” through March 30. Featuring the All-American Girls League. When the attack on Pearl Harbor brought America abruptly into the war, the nation’s pastime took on a new role.

Downtown Art Gallery (Houma)

630 Belanger St., Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info: (985) 851-2198.

“Artist of the Month,” is Karen Kelly. It will feature abstracts and realistic pieces in all mediums.

Everett Street Gallery (Morgan City)

201 Everett St., 11 a.m-4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For more info: (985) 385-9945.

The Frame Shop (Morgan City)

708 Front St., Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. For more info: (985) 385-0730.

“Custom Furniture crafted by Leonard Price.” Over 20 local and regional artists showing oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, encaustics, stained glass and more.

The Historic New Orleans Collection/Williams Gallery (New Orleans)

533 Royal St., Tuesday through Saturday (excluding holidays) from 9:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. For more info: (504) 523-4662 or www.hnoc.org.

“Birds of a Feather: Wildfowl Carving in Southeast Louisiana.” Admission is $6 for adults, free for students and children. Part 2: Contemporary Carvings traces the evolution of the carving tradition as a decorative and competitive art form. Features the works of Jimmie Vizier of Cut Off and Tan, Jett and Jude Brunet, as well as other active carvers from southeast Louisiana.

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans)

400 A Julia St., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday. For more info: (504) 522-5471 or www.jonathanferraragallery.com.

LeFevre’s Art Supply & Gallery (Houma)

230 Entreprise Dr., (985) 580-7991. Teacher Jean Boudreaux will lead an art class for adults in February.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum (Baton Rouge)

100 South River Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more info: (225) 344-5272 or www.lasm.org.

“Merengue! Visual Rhythms” through March 16. A celebration of the music and dance form that expresses the culture of identity of the Dominican Republic. Includes 47 artworks by 27 classical and contemporary artists from public and private collections across the Dominican Republic.

Louisiana State Museum (Patterson)

118 Cotton Rd. For more info: (985) 399-1268. The museum features a new traveling exhibit each month.

“Southern Excellence,” through April 12. Featuring select competition prints by 12 professional Louisiana photographers, including Houma’s Jim Pitre and Kirk Voclain. The images reflect the insight, imagination and talent of the image makers.

Louisiana State University Museum of Art (Baton Rouge)

Memorial Tower. For more info: (225) 578-4003.

“Revealing an American Wilderness: Audubon’s Birds of Louisiana” through March 2. An exhibit of prints by John James Audubon featuring 20 species of birds he drew while in southern Louisiana and Mississippi.

Loyola’s Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery (New Orleans)

6363 St. Charles Ave., Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. For more info: (504) 861-5456.

“Hyperflux: California Institute of the Arts Silk-screen Posters and Silk-screen Works by Artist Jen McKnight,” through Feb. 26.

Newcomb Art Gallery/Woldenberg Art Center (New Orleans)

Tulane University campus, Tuesday through Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Admission is free. For more info: (504) 865-5328.

New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans)

1 Collins Diboll Circle. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays-Sundays. For more info: (504) 658-4100.

“Katrina Through The Eyes of Children: Art by Displaced Children at Renaissance Village.” Includes 50 works n 32 drawings, 11 photos and 5 three-dimensional pieces n by children affected by the storm who worked with teams of registered art therapists who helped them deal with the trauma.

Nicholls State University Art Studio (Chauvin)

5337 Bayouside Dr., Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 p.m., or by appointment. Admission is free. For more info: (985) 594-2546 or (985) 448-4597. Online, visit www.nicholls.edu/folkartcenter.

Permanent collections include paintings, photographs, sculpture and pottery created by local artists.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans)

925 Camp St., Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info: (504) 539-9600 or online at www.ogdenmuseum.org.

“Jean Seidenberg,” paintings, drawings and sculpture from the 1950s to the present, concentrating on his recent series of realistic portraits and figure studies.

“Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor,” featuring silver gelatin photos by master photographer Uelsmann and digital prints by Taylor and a new body of large-scale prints.

“Jose Torres Tama.” A series of expressionistic drawings of historically important free people of color who lived in the Treme and Faubourg-Marigny neighborhoods of New Orleans in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

“Robert Polidori” works including six large-scale prints of New Orleans from his book “After the Flood.”

Shaw Center for the Arts (Baton Rouge)

100 Lafayette St., from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. For more info: (225) 346-5001.

Southdown Plantation House/The Terrebonne Museum (Houma)

1208 Museum Dr., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. TuesdaynSaturday. Admission for the special exhibit room only is $2. Admission for full museum tour is $6, $3 for children. For more info: (985) 851-0154.

Terrebonne Parish Main Library (Houma)

151 Civic Center Blvd. For more info: (985) 876-5861.

“Musical Meters: A Celebration of the Arts”

Photography of Henry Cancienne, through Feb. 29.

Then & Now exhibit by Roger Bourgeois.

Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center (Thibodaux)

314 St. Mary St., open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Monday; until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; and until 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For more info: (985) 448-1375 or visit www.nps.gov/jela.

“In A Word: Images of Louisiana” by Brian Naquin. The exhibit features images of Louisiana accompanied by a word. The idea is to stimulate the viewer first with the image and then a word that causes deeper reflection as to what it all may symbolize.