July 14, 2023
Exhibition Tour with Senator Bill Cassidy

What a day! We are extremely honored that U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy expressed a great interest in viewing this magnificent installation of George Rodrigue’s paintings, The River is the Road: Paintings by George Rodrigue, currently on view at the West Baton Rouge Museum. He took the time to really look… and he saw! He beautifully articulated his personal observations of the art.

Like most Louisianians, Senator Cassidy is familiar with Rodrigue’s paintings. Seeing him surprised in this exhibition not only by artworks previously unknown to him, but also by George’s highly personal expressions of his lifelong love for Louisiana, reinforces the significance of these exhibitions in solidifying George Rodrigue as one of America’s most important artists. Furthermore, it is obvious that the Senator appreciates the importance of the arts in education, as well as the ability of these exhibitions to inspire students of all ages on their unique creative journeys.

Read more in a story from the West Side Journal, US Senator visits George Rodrigue Exhibit at WBR Museum, by Kristie Hendricks, July 17, 2023.

Organized by the Life & Legacy Foundation, this exhibition of rarely seen Rodrigue paintings, many from George Rodrigue’s private collection, continues through October 29, 2023. Sponsored by Telich Custom Homes, Morgan Stanley, and the Louisiana Lottery.