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Local and regional art exhibits in October are listed below.


The Ameen Art Gallery (Thibodaux) 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, in Talbot Hall, room 200, on the campus of Nicholls State University. Online: (985) 448-4597.

Bayou Lafourche Folklife and Heritage Museum (Lockport) 110 Main St., Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12. (985) 532-5909.

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

“Vietnam: the Bayou Experience” shows photos, discharge papers, awards, recollections, and memorabilia from the Vietnam War. If you have originals, they can make copies of paper documents for our exhibit. Through Summer 2014.

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

“The Wetlands Wall” A 46-foot long curving mural showing the eco-line – similar to a timeline – of Terrebonne Parish.

Downtown Art Gallery 630 (Houma) 630 Belanger St., Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (985) 851-2198.

“Artist of the Month: Betty Porche.”

E.D. White Historic Site (Thibodaux) 2295 La. Hwy. 1, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free. (985) 447-0915.

“They Call Me Baby Doll” This show explores the 100-year history and cultural significance of African-American women masking as Baby Dolls during Mardi Gras. Through January 2014.

“The Palm, The Pine and the Cypress” Newcomb artists drew inspiration from Louisiana’s native plants and wildlife to create more than fifty glazed ceramics pieces prized by collectors today. Through September.

“Preservation Hall at 50” This exhibit tells the story of the New Orleans music landmark from the early 1960s to the present using artifacts, photos, film and audio clips, interviews and oral histories. Through 2013.

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

Continuing exhibitors: Catherine Siracusa, Clyde Peterson, Ed Leonard, Maria Heymann, Cheryl Roy, Vera Judycki, Stacy Stiel, Alex Williams, Judy Broussard, Jackie Chauvin, Melissa Martin, Tommy Gross, Dena McKee and Pitcairn Island crafts.

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve (Thibodaux) 314 St. Mary St., Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (985) 448-1375. Online:

Louisiana State Museum (Patterson) 118 Cotton Rd. (985) 399-1268.

“The Golden Age of Aviation – Louisiana Enters the Space Age,” in Kemper Williams Park, adjacent to the Patterson Civic Center. Highlights include a 1939 Beechcraft Staggerwing, 1940 Steaman Crop Duster, President Eisenhower’s Aero Commander and a full-size replica “44.”

“Patterson Cypress Sawmill Collection,” features artifacts, photos and film documenting the history of the cypress lumber industry in Louisiana. Highlights Frank B. Williams’ cypress sawmill, once the world’s largest.

“The Outside Art of David Butler.” Features 20 brightly-painted metal cutouts and kinetic sculptures fashioned by “The Tin Man” of Patterson.

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

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

Southdown Plantation House/The Terrebonne Museum (Houma) 1208 Museum Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission for the special exhibit room only is $2. Admission for full museum tour is $6, $3 for children. (985) 851-0154.

“Plantation Cabin Dedication” 1 p.m., Sept. 29

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

“Cajun Tool Shed.” Showcases wood-working tools used in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

“Louisiana Decoys.” Displays works by Raceland carver Dewey Pertuit, who created thousands of Ring Neck decoys.

“Native American Indian.” Old Indian artifacts and maps of the southeastern part of the original Louisiana Territory are displayed.

Woody’s Restaurant at the Quality Hotel (Houma) 210 S. Hollywood Road. Open daily, 5 to 9 p.m. (985) 868-5851.

Local artists’ works include landscapes and floral artwork. Items on sale.


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

“On/Off the Wall” This exhibit focuses less on the picture image, and more on the blank canvas around the picture. Through Oct. 12.

“Bob Coke Preservation Hall” Features photos of legendary New Orleans musicians. Through Sept. 28.

“Louisiana’s Culinary Heritage” This exhibit features entries by high school juniors and seniors in the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts 2013 Scholarship Art Contest. Sept. 6 through Oct 19.

“26th Annual September Competition” This exhibit is an annual juried exhibition selected from national and international submissions highlighting contemporary art practices in all media. Sept. 6 through Nov. 23.

“Stephen Knapp: New Light” This exhibit features glass treated with layers of metallic coatings that act to bring out various colors. Sept 6 through Nov. 23.

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

“Chalmatia” through Sept. 8.

“ANTHROPOMORPHIZER!!” through Sept. 22.

“Tank Drama: Deliberations from The Wet Grave” through Sept. 22.

“This Sweaty City” through Sept. 22.

“Who is Pulling the Strings?” through Sept. 22.

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. Online:

“Pipe Dreams: Louisiana under the French Company of the Indies, 1717-1731” through September 15. Examines the company’s role in Louisiana during the years of its monopoly.

“Selections from the Laura Simon Nelson Collection” Through November. Features more than 350 objects from impressionist works to cubism.

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

“NOLA Show at Firecat Projects, Chicago” through Sept. 23.

“17th Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS: Juried Exhibiton” through Sept. 29.

Louisiana Art and Science Museum (Baton Rouge) 100 River Road. (225) 344-5272 or

“The Faith & The Fury: Noel Rockmore and His Patron” Through Oct. 6. The age-old story of an eccentric artist and his loyal patron is told using paintings by Noel Rockmore, a prolific New Orleans artist.

“All That Jazz: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Posters,” through Sept. 8. A highly anticipated poster capturing the spirit of New Orleans’ Jazz Festival.

Louisiana Museum of Art (Baton Rouge) 100 Lafayette St., Third Floor. (225) 389-7200 or

“Walter Inglis Anderson: Everything I See Is New And Strange” Walter Inglis Anderson’s paintings, drawings, prints, pottery and sculptures show the flora and fauna of the Mississippi Gulf Coast in a new and interesting way that continues to captiviate viewers more than sixty years after their creation. Through Oct. 13.

“First Free Sunday” Free admission to the fifth floor, from 1-5 p.m., Sept. 1

“Discover the Collection: Docent Tour” Free admission to the fifth floor, 2 p.m. Guests can explore and learn about the LSU Museum of Art collection and exhibitions.

“I Gave My Whole Life to Words: Lesley Dill” This exhibit explores Dill’s visual poetry. September 6 through Jan. 19.

“Stories in Art” Free admission to the fifth floor, 10:30 a.m. This is a free program for babies through preschool age children, their parents, and their caregivers. Guests can enjoy a story and activity in the Museum galleries.

“10th Anniversary Art Melt Invitational” Through Sept. 8.

“Conversing with History: The Orléans Collection Arrives in Britain” September 8 at 2 p.m. Dr. Jordana Pomeroy gives a lecture to commemorate LSU Art History Professor Mark Zucker. Guests can learn about the founding of London’s National Gallery.

“Sherry Graves Smith Book Signing” Guests can meet with children’s author Sherry Graves Smith for a signing of her book, Mike’s Game Day Rules. LSU Mike the Tiger Mascot will be in the Museum store to greet attendees. Through Sept. 8.

“Saturday Arts for Families: Alphabet Art” $3 per child, but free to Family Level Museum Members. Fifth floor, 10:30 a.m. Walter Anderson’s exhibition features his Alphabet Books. Afterwards, guests can work in the ARTLAB Studio. Through Sept. 14.

“MUSE” This is an art program for homeschoolers, ages 5-12. Guests can enjoy an introduction to the Museum, a guided tour, and a studio activity. Call for more information, pre-registration, and fees. Sept. 19.

“Peggy Sweeney-McDonald Book Signing” Museum Store, first floor, from 2-4 p.m. Guests can meet with author and LSU Alumni Peggy Sweeney-McDonald for a signing of her book, Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde. Sept. 22.

“Gallery Talk” Guests can explore the Walter Anderson exhibition with nature and wildlife photographer C.C. Lockwood. Tickets are $15 for museum members, $20 for non-members. Fifth floor, 6-8 p.m. Call the museum store at 225-389-7311 for more information. Sept. 26.

“Walter Anderson, Realizations of An Artist” Guests can enjoy a film by Winston Riley and David Wolf. Free to Museum Members and Non-members with Museum admission. Fifth floor, 2 p.m. Sept. 29.

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

“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.

“Preservation Hall at 50,” at the Old U.S. Mint. From Louis Armstrong’s first cornet and instruments played by clarinetist George Lewis and bassist Alcide “Slow Drag” Pavageau, these artifacts, photos, film and audio clips trace the New Orleans music landmark’s roots. Through 2013.

“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. Permanent.

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. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (until 8 p.m. Tuesdays), and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. (225) 578-6558 or

“The Summer of 1863: Gettysburg, Vicksburg & Port Hudson” Through Sept. 7.

“Centuries of Style: A RETROspective of Dress” Through Oct. 19.

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

“Bob Hope: An American Treasure” Through Oct. 27. This exhibit tells the story of Bob Hope, the Guinness World Records book “most honored” entertainer.

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

“Rashaad Newsome, King of Arms,” through Sept. 15.

“‘FOREVER’ Mural by Odili Donald Odita,” through Oct. 7.

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

“Into the Light,” through Jan. 5.

“Will Henry Stevens,” through Jan. 5.

“Louisiana Contemporary,” through Sept. 22. This annual event promotes contemporary art practices in Louisiana, provides exhibition space for living artists’ work, and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the visual culture of Louisiana and New Orleans’ role as a rising international art center.

“Craig Damrauer: After the Forest,” through Sept. 22. This exhibit features constantly moving branches, both found whole in nature, and constructed of segmented wood.

“Seeing Beyond the Ordinary: Joshua Dudley Greer, Laura Noel and Susan Worsham,” through Sept. 22. This exhibit features three emerging photographers who make extraordinary images from everyday ordinary moments.

“Southern Imagists: Selections from the Permanent Collection” This exhibit shows artwork inspired by surrealism, pop culture and personal experience by the artists, which uses a bold palate and focuses on the images and landscape, rather than the minimalist movement of the times.

Shaw Center for the Arts (Baton Rouge) 100 Lafayette St., at the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery. (225) 346-5001.

LSU Rural LIfe Museum (Baton Rouge) 4560 Essen Lane (225) 765-2437.

“18th Annual Harvest Days Celebration” This educational event interprets life in the 19th century rural Louisiana during the fall harvest. Sept. 28–29.

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The Ogden Museum is exhibiting “After the Forest” through Sept. 22. Pictured is an example of Craig Damrauer’s continuously moving branches, whose motions are dictated by computers.