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.
“Lafourche Bicentennial,” tracing the history of Lafourche Parish between 1807-2007.
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.
“NSU Kappa Phi National Art Honor Society’s Recycled Art Exhibit,” through March 31. The annual visual art show is based on the theme “Recycled.”
“Art 21: Romance,” March 14, at 7 p.m., in the Maritime Park near the museum. The outdoor screening will feature interviews with four contemporary artists – Laurie Simmons, Lari Pittman, Judy Pfaff and Pierre Huyghe – whose works are loosely based on the theme of romance.
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.
“Something From Nothing,” through March 23. Fifteen internationally-recognized artists from around the world will create site-specific artworks out of materials that they have only borrowed, found, bartered or have been given by New Orleans friends and strangers.
“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.
“45th annual Spring Art Show,” March 16 to April 1. Over 50 regional artists will exhibit 150-plus original works.
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.
“St. Mary Parish Student Art Show,” March 6-31. Hundreds of pieces by over 100 students from across the parish will be on display.
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., and Sundays, 10:30 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,” through April 20. 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.
“Surrounded By Water: New Orleans, The Mississippi River & Lake Pontchartrain,” through Aug. 10. Explores the natural history of the Mississippi and lake and the history played out along their banks and shores over the course of the last three centuries.
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans)
400 A Julia St., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday. For more info: (504) 522-5471 www.jonathanferraragallery.com.
“One,” through March 29, from 6-10 p.m. This exhibit highlights the union of mixed media and ceramic sculpture.
LeFevre’s Art Supply & Gallery (Houma)
230 Entreprise Dr., (985) 580-7991.
“Oil Painting Classes,” Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $50 for four lessons. Supply list available at the store.
“Artist of the Month: Ellen McCord” The local artist’s paper pulp art is on display.
“Drawing Classes” are available to fifth graders through adults, Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $40.
“Watercolor Classes” are offered on alternating Saturdays, call for time, $60 for four classes plus supplies.
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 Museum of Art (Baton Rouge)
Memorial Tower. For more info: (225) 578-4003.
“An Adventure in the Arts: The Permanent Collection of the Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, N.Y.” through June 8. A selection of over 70 paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper dating from 1878 to 1994. Includes works by Childe Hassam, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol and Chuck Close.
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.
“Social Dress New Orleans,” through April 8. A beginning to end look at Loyola alum Takashi Horisaki’s work in Socrates Sculpture Park in New York.
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.
“From Society to Socialism: The Art of Caroline Durieux,” through May 25. Featuring 100 images – prints, paintings, drawings, watercolors and etchings – of American artists working in Mexico or Mexican artists, including Diego Rivera.
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.
“Living Color,” through May 11. Featuring photographs by Judy Cooper.
“Ari Marcopoulos,” through April 27. Celebrated photographer, film artist and adventurist Marcopoulos presents an exhibit of large-scale Xerox and laser-jet prints. He expands his usual boundaries of architectural photography to encompass graffiti, human bodies, skateboard ramps, artist studios and architectural models.
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.” Featuring 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.
“Martin Payton” through June. An outdoor installation of six steel sculptures. Located on the Irene W. Pennington Rooftop Terrace and Sculpture Garden.
Southdown Plantation House/The Terrebonne Museum (Houma)
1208 Museum Dr., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 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.
“The Photography of Henry Cancienne,” March 6 through April 26. The local photographer has been published in “Southern Breeze,” “Country Discoveries, Country Roads” and “Jewish Living of the South” as well as a number of newspapers and tourism publications. His photos are also included in the recently-published “Acadian Plantation Country Cookbook.” His images include swamp wildlife, cypress, irises and other native flora, shrimp boats, seafood harvests, plantation houses, scenes from nature preserves and Bayou Lafourche.
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.