‘Clybourne Park’ takes on racial issues
November 11, 2014
Goings On
November 11, 2014
‘Clybourne Park’ takes on racial issues
November 11, 2014
Goings On
November 11, 2014

The Ameen Art Gallery (Thibodaux) 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, in Talbot Hall, Room 200, at Nicholls State University. nicholls.edu. 985-448-4597.

Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building (Lockport) 202 Main St., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for children. nicholls.edu/boat. 985-532-5106.

Old State Capitol (Baton Rouge) 100 North Blvd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free. louisianastatecapitol.org 225-342-0500.

   “Southeast Louisiana Food: A Seasoned Tradition Reception, Lecture and Book Signing” Secretary of State Tom Schedler and the State Capitol host this event for authors Addie K. and Jeremy Martin. Free and open to the public. Nov. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Downtown Art Gallery 630 (Houma) 630 Belanger St., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday. Admission is free. tfag.org 985-851-2198.

   “American Art Week – 3rd Annual Photography Contest.” Through Nov. 14. This competition is open to adults 18 and older and divided into three categories: color, black and white and other. 985-258-1545 or carolyn.france@yahoo.com.

E.D. White Historic Site (Thibodaux) 2295 La. Highway 1, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. 985-447-0915. crt.state.la.us/museum/properties/edwhite.aspx.

   Itself a historical work of art, the museum features an exhibit chronicling the history of Bayou Lafourche, with sections on the Chitimacha Indians, Acadian settlers, sugarcane plantations, slavery and the White family.

Everett Street Gallery (Morgan City) 201 Everett St., 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. everettstreetgallery.org 985-385-9945.

   The Fall Fest of Fine Arts. Through Nov. 15. Wednesday through Friday 1-4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Frame Shop (Morgan City) 708 Front St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment, Monday-Friday. frameshopinc.com 985-385-0730

   Now showing: Catherine Siracusa, Becky Bergeron, Kirk Courtney, Milli Gisclair, Malinda Yoshida, Al Theriot, Adrianna Guillot, Darryl DiMaggio, Alex Williams, Judy Broussard, Jackie Chauvin, Melissa Martin, Dena McKee, Alexander Meyer, Leif Pederson and Meralda Warren.

Louisiana State Museum (Patterson) 118 Cotten Road., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. crt.state.la.us/museum. 985-399-1268.

Nicholls State University Art Studio (Chauvin) 5337 Bayouside Dr., 1-4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or by appointment. Admission is free. 985-594-2546 or 985-448-4597. nicholls.edu/folkartcenter.

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

Southdown Plantation House/The Terrebonne Museum (Houma) 1208 Museum Dr., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission for the special exhibit room only is $2. Admission for full museum tour is $10, $5 for children. 985-851-0154. southdownmuseum.org.

Terrebonne Folklife Cultural Center (Houma) 317 Goode St. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $1. 985-873-6549.

Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center (Thibodaux) 314 St. Mary St., Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 985-448-1375. nps.gov/jela.

   “Free Cajun Music Jam” Every Monday from 5:30-7 p.m.

“Cercle Francophone” French speakers pass a good time. Don’t speak French? Enjoy a piece of linguistic history in action.

“Historic Thibodaux Walking Tour” At 2 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, a ranger gives a one-mile walking tour through local history.


Acadiana Center for the Arts (Lafayette) 101 W. Vermillion St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. 337-233-7060. acadianacenterforthearts.org.

    “Trivial Pursuits: Obsession’s Allure” Through Jan. 25. More than 15 artists’ processes and concepts are taken to a notable extreme through the theme of fixation.

    “Eco Displacement – Ghosts of the Gulf” by Brandon Ballengee. Through Jan. 25. A 16-foot aquarium functions as a free- standing eco-system featuring Mississippi River Basin plants and animals.

Capitol Park Museum (Baton Rouge) 660 N. 4th St., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. crt.state.la.us/museum. 985-399-1268

   “Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn.” Through Feb. 28, 2015. The powerful idea of individual freedom resonates through this exhibition examining the ideal of popular sovereignty and the radical rethinking of the role of hereditary privilege and slavery, ultimately recognizing universal human rights.

Cole Pratt Gallery (New Orleans) 3800 Magazine St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. 504-891-6789. Coleprattgallery.com.

   James Beaman. Through Nov. 30. This Baton Rouge based artist will exhibit abstract and acrylic paintings.

Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans) 900 Camp St., Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. Children ages 15 and younger admitted free. 504-528-3805. cacno.org.

   “Prospect.3: Notes for Now” Through Jan.25, 2015. Intended to explore the global and universal trends in contemporary art today. The work on display aggregates current artistic movement and concerns, positing distinct perspectives from around the world in relation to one another.

The Historic New Orleans Collection/Williams Gallery (New Orleans) 533 Royal St., Tuesday through Saturday (excluding holidays) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 504-523-4662. hnoc.org.

   “Andrew Jackson: Hero of New Orleans” Nov. 5-March 29, 2015. Paintings, prints, sculptures, medals and artifacts.

   “Creole World” Through Dec. 7. Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere are exhibited in Richard Sexton’s exhibit.

   “From Cameo to Close-up: Louisiana in Film” Through Nov. 26. The free exhibition features posters, lobby card, photographs, press books and other items from the silent era to the mid-1990s.

   “The Anne and Dick Stephens Collection of Louisiana Decoys and Wildfowl Artifacts” Browse this collection of over 300 decoys by southeastern Louisiana craftsmen.

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans) 400a Julia St., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 504-522-5471. jonathanferraragallery.com.

   “The Chapel of the Almighty Dollar” Through Jan. 25, 2015. Dan Tague’s installation is designed to get the viewer to think about the American dollar in society and its influence on politics.

   “Guns in the Hands of Artists” Through Jan. 25, 2015. This community-based social activist project features decommissioned guns taken from the streets of New Orleans and reworked as art.

LeMieux Galleries (New Orleans) 332 Julia St., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, or by appointment. 504-522-5988. www.lemieuxgalleries.com.

   “Art, Environment & Obervations” by Deedra Ludwig. Through Nov. 15

   “Stories Told” by Vidal Blankenstein. Through Nov. 29. A collection of memories and places from the artist’s childhood in Natchez, MS. is illustrated.

   “Unseen Works” by Paul Ninas. Nov. 22 through Dec. 27. Works of oil paintings will be on display.

Louisiana Art and Science Museum (Baton Rouge) 100 River Rd. 225-344-5272. lasm.org.

   “Art In Action: Inflate. Draw. Pour.” Through Jan.4, 2015. The act of making art is the focus of the exhibition, which highlights three artists whose process is just as intriguing as the results.

   “Pete de Francia: An Italianate in Britain” Through Jan. 4, 2014. The intimate exhibition of British artist, writer and teacher Peter de Francia.

Louisiana Museum of Art (Baton Rouge) 100 Lafayette St., Third Floor. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m, excluding Thursday (10 a.m.-8 p.m.); Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for 12 and younger. 225-389-7200. lsumoa.com.

   “Accalia And The Swamp Monster: Works By Kelli Scott Kelley” Through Feb. 15, 2015. Kelley’s exhibition takes viewers on a surreal journey through a haunted southern landscape, one populated by swamp monsters and shadowed by our deepest thoughts and darkest nightmares. 

   “Leroy Neiman: Action!” Through Feb. 15, 2015. More than 80 of American artist and sports illustrator LeRoy Neiman’s drawings, paintings and prints are showcased.

   “Rooted Communities” Through Jan. 18, 2015. Features 22 sculptures, works on paper, and mixed-media installations by Jamaican-born artist Nari Ward.

   “Dwelling by Silas Breaux,” Nov. 15 through March 26, 2015. A reflection of the artist’s roots in the Baton Rouge community, this installation serves as a meditation piece on the transient quality of the environment and the state’s complicated relationship with its plantation past. 

Louisiana State Museum (New Orleans) Properties include the Cabildo, Arsenal, Presbytere, Old U.S. Mint, Madame John’s Legacy, 1850 House and Friends of the Cabildo Walking Tour. Admission and hours vary. 504-568-3660 or lsm.crt.state.la.us

   “Living With Hurricanes: Katrina & Beyond,” at the Presbytere. A must-see exhibit on the history and science of these awesome storms – and their profound impact. Permanent.

    “Mardi Gras: It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” at the Presbytere. Traces the emergence of New Orleans’ parades and balls to the present-day, statewide extravaganza.

   “Krewe of Hermes: The Diamond Jubilee,” at the Presbytere. Through December. Offers an overview of the Hermes Carnival crew – founded in 1937. Highlights include the queen’s dress and mantle worn in the krewe’s first ball, contrasted with the gown of its 2013 queen.


 “Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn” at Capitol Park Museum. Through Feb. 28. Revolution! traces how the ideal of popular sovereignty and the radical rethinking of the role of hereditary privilege and slavery that soon led to more radical calls for a recognition of universal human rights.

Louisiana State University Hill Library (Baton Rouge) paid parking available at the Visitor’s Center, Memorial Tower and Mike the Tiger’s Habitat. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday (until 8 p.m. Tuesdays), and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays. 225-578-6558. lib.lsu.edu/special.

    “The Greater University” Through Dec. 20. This lecture hall exhibition features historical documents and photographs that tell the story of LSU’s expansion and move to the present campus from downtown Baton Rouge in 1926. 

   “Cooperative Extension at LSU: Commemorating the Centennial of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914” Through Jan. 24, 2015, in Upper and Lower Main Galleries. Photographs, oral histories, published materials, manuscripts and records, and books examine the full scope of Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service activities.

LSU Rural Life Museum (Baton Rouge) 4560 Essen Lane. Open daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8 or $9, depending on age. 225-765-2437.

   “The Exhibit Barn” features hundreds of artifacts detailing rural life up to the early 20th century. Permanent.

“The Plantation Quarters” consists of a 19th century complex including commissary, slave cabins a sick house and a schoolhouse, among other buildings.

   “Louisiana Folk Architecture” is a collection of building exemplifying the house types of Louisiana, including but not limited to a country church, a shotgun house and an Acadian house, whose divergent construction traits illustrate the various cultures of Louisiana settlers.

National World War II Museum (New Orleans) 945 Magazine St., open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 504-528-1944. nationalww2museum.org. Admission is $19 adults, $9 children.

   “Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy” Nov. 7-May 31, 2015. The ultimate victory in World War II was largely due to what President Franklin D. Roosevelt dubbed the “Arsenal of Democracy.” This exhibition examines how this drive of leaders and industry pushed America out of the Great Depression and into a national effort that changed the tools of production, created opportunity and turned the nation into a global power.

New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans) 1 Collins Diboll Circle. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. 504-658-4100. noma.org

   “‘FOREVER’ Mural by Odili Donald Odita” Through April 30, 2015. NOMA has commissioned Nigerian-born Odili Donald Odita to transform the first floor elevator lobby with a kaleidoscope mural that will be on view for two years.

   “Orientalism: Taking and Making” Through Feb. 1, 2015. This collection addresses oppression, racism and superficial cultural understanding layered in 19th century Orientalist paintings, photographs and decorative arts.

   “Sphere of Influence: Pictorialism, women and modernism” Through Nov. 23. From NOMA’s permanent collection, these works focus on a network of women sharing ideas through correspondence that translated to their works.

   “Photo-Unrealism” Through March 15, 2015. This exhibition explores the history of the abstract, unreal and surreal in photography from its origins to present.

   “Degas’ Little Dancer” Through March 1, 2015. Enjoy Degas’ renowned work, including a pastel drawing and small bronze sculpture of a dancer putting on a slipper.

   “Photorealism: The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection” Nov. 8-Jan. 25, 2015. An extensive presentation of the painting collection of the Bestoffs will be presented. This exhibition will highlight some of the finest photorealist pieces in the nation.

Octavia Art Gallery (New Orleans) 454 Julia St., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, 504-309-4249. Octaviaartgallery.com.

   “Alluvial Constructs” Through Nov. 29; Inspired by the notion that every place is unfathomable, infinite and impossible to describe, this visual exploration takes viewers on a journey of the city’s physicality. 

Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans) 925 Camp St., UNO campus, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. 504-539-9600 ogdenmuseum.org.

   “Shawn Hall’s Pastoral Universe” Through Nov. 2. This immersive installation places viewers within the piece looking out into leaves, branches, space and everything around us.

   “Before I Die…” Through Feb, 2015. Candy Chang’s famous wall project has been called “one of the most creative community projects ever” by The Atlantic. The project is open for public participation.

   “Self-Processing – Instant Photography” Through Jan. 4, 2015. Before the world of digital photography, instant film made photography accessibly to all, even those without a dark room. This exhibition features a variety of photos in this medium.

   “The Gasperi Collection: Self-taught, Outsider and Visionary Art” Through Feb. 22, 2015. Native American cultural works are presented, including a portfolio of 26 previously unseen works on paper by Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter.

Shaw Center for the Arts (Baton Rouge) 100 Lafayette St., 225-346-5001. www.shawcenter.org.

   “LSU School of Art Faculty Show” Through Nov. 21. Works by Derick Ostrenko, Hye Yeon Nam, Kristine Thompson and Scott Andersen will be on display as part of the school RESILIENCE presentation, featuring examples of contemporary art produced by faculty in photography, digital art and studio art.

West Baton Rouge Museum (Port Allen) 845 N. Jefferson Ave. 225-336-2422. westbatonrougemuseum.com.

   “1904 Sugar Mill Model,” Permanent. The 22-foot hand-crafted model of a sugar mill exhibits the process of making raw sugar from sugar cane.

“Sugar Mill Sessions” Through Nov. 9. Photography by Louisianaian David Armentor features three groups of photos focused on sugar production in southwest Louisiana, giving a localized view of the industry during harvest season.

   “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Paintings” Nov. 8 – Jan. 7, 2015. Visitors go “into the woods” to uncover the ways artists pioneered cultural conversations that shaped the national landscape. 

   “Louisiana in the War of 1812” Nov. 15-Jan. 11, 2015. Award-winning quilts from the Great Seaways Trail will be on display. These quilts are cot-to-coffin quilts, so called because they just fit the size of a soldier in a cot or a coffin.