Born and raised in Cajun Country, Louisiana, artist George Rodrigue portrayed on his canvas what he feared was his dying heritage—including its land, people, traditions, and mythology. As he often explained, he sought to “graphically interpret the Cajun culture,” preserving it in the face of a progressive world.
Rodrigue’s art studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles spawned one of the greatest success stories in American art. In the early 1990s his Blue Dog Series, based on the French-Cajun loup-garou legend, catapulted him to worldwide fame, while his dark Renaissance-like landscapes developed into robust modern masterpieces.
For more than four decades, Rodrigue sought to depict his Cajun heritage through his work. Now, Louisiana State Museum is spotlighting his artwork at the George Rodrigue: The Cajun Landscape exhibit. The oak tree, used in Rodrigue’s artwork, was a primary feature inspiring many landscape paintings in the early 1970s, which evolved to include Cajun people and traditions.
On Sunday, January 6, there will be free admission all day. Families will have the opportunity to participate in a landscape activity in the Pennington Family Foundation Education Gallery. Don’t miss out on fun evening!
If you feel like escaping The Crossing Apartments in Denham Springs, Louisiana for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!
Sunday, January 6, 2019—1:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
LSU Museum of Art
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801