Events and Media

The River is the Road: Paintings by George Rodrigue
West Baton Rouge Museum; Port Allen, Louisiana
June 17 – October 29, 2023

Filmed by Douglas Magnus, June 16, 2023

The River is the Road: Paintings by George Rodrigue features 36 original artworks ranging in date from 1968-2013. Organized by the Life & Legacy Foundation with Wendy Rodrigue, this West Baton Rouge Museum installation continues through October 30, 2023 and is sponsored by Telich Custom Homes, Morgan Stanley, and the Louisiana Lottery. This unprecedented exhibition of rarely seen George Rodrigue paintings tours for 2 1/2 years to four additional museums, including the Carnegie Visual Arts Center in Decatur, Alabama; the Masur Museum in Monroe, Louisiana; the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center in Hendersonville, Tennessee; and the Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, Louisiana. LEARN MORE

The events surrounding the June 16 opening of this exhibition were spectacular, and it’s only the beginning! In the videos and photos below, enjoy glimpses of opening night (June 16), two gallery talks (June 17 and 18), docent training, and “Rodrigue’s Blue Dog Summer Art Camp” (June 19 and 26) at the West Baton Rouge Museum!

Upcoming Events

  • Teachers’ Institute at West Baton Rouge Museum
    Based on the life and work of Louisiana native George Rodrigue, presented by Wendy Rodrigue
    July 17-19, 2023
  • Education Outreach with Baton Rouge area schools
    October 23-27, 2023
    Schedule TBD
  • Lecture and closing remarks with Wendy Rodrigue
    West Baton Rouge Museum
    October 29, 2023
    Free and open to the public (Time TBD)

See additional events and outreach HERE.


Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) with Karen LeBlanc, coming soon to “Louisiana, The State We’re In” and “Art Rocks!”
Photo credit: William Parker