FRIDAY

  • FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Art on the Spot, free art activities; 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Patrice Fisher and the Arpa Quartet; 6 p.m., dance performance by Isidore Newman School in the Sculpture Garden; 7:30 p.m., screening of “Rebel: Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War.” noma.org.

SATURDAY

  • OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Octavia Art Gallery, 454 Julia St. Opening reception for Michel Varisco: “Fluid States.” octaviaartgallery.com.
  • PAINTINGS BY FAYE EARNEST OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Foundation Gallery, 608 Julia St. Opening reception for “Earth Vision.” Exhibit through June 7. A portion of proceeds from the exhibit will benefit Metropolitan Center for Women and Children. foundationgallerynola.com.
  • OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400-A Julia St. Reception for “Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorStronger than Dirt” by Gina Phillips. Call (504) 522-5471 or jonathanferraragallery.com.
  • OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art, 600 Julia St. “Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorThe Quintessential Vieux Carre Genre” by Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorOscar Quesada on view through May 31. jeanbragg.com .

ONGOING

  • Academy Gallery: 5256 Magazine St. “Ronna Harris: Closer Examination” and “Butler Steltemeier: New Works” on display until May 2. Call (504) 899-8111.
  • ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY: 432 Julia St. Call (504) 522-1999 or arthurrogergallery.com.
  • THE ARIODANTE GALLERY: 535 Julia St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday or by appointment. Call (504) 524-3233.
  • Beneito’s Art : 3618 Magazine St. Jazz, blues and Carnival-theme oil paintings by Bernard Beneito. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call (504) 891-9170.
  • CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 518 Julia St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. “I Search in Snow” by Sibylle Peretti through May 31. Call (504) 525-0518 or callancontemporary.com.
  • BOYD | SATELLITE GALLERY: 440 Julia St. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call (504) 581-2440.
  • CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY: 840 Napoleon Ave., at Magazine Street. Call (504) 895-6130 or carolrobinsongallery.com.
  • COLE PRATT GALLERY: 3800 Magazine St. “City in Mind” by Barbara Brainard Tuesday through May 31. Call (504) 891-6789.
  • Contemporary arts center: 900 Camp St. “30 Americans” through June 15. “hello I AM,” curated by CAC Teen Board, through May 17. Open call for submissions for “Mark of the Feminine” from contemporary female artists and artists identifying as female who either live and work in the Greater New Orleans area (Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Tammany), belong to a New Orleans art collective or live outside of the area but are New Orleans natives represented by a New Orleans gallery. For information about the exhibition and for online application submission, visit cacno.org. Free to submit. (504) 528-3805 Call (504) 528-3805.
  • DUTCH ALLEY ARTISTS’ CO-OP: 912 N. Peters St. Representing 25 local artists working in fabric, glass, clay, photography, etc. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Call (504) 412-9220 or dutchalleyartistsco-op.com.
  • THE FRONT: 4100 St. Claude Ave. New works by Toby Franklin and member Angela Berry and works by John Isiah Walton, Ashley Tague, Jason Childers, Ron Bennett and “Text to Textiles” featuring works by Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton, Leah Floyd, Katerie Gladdys + Deshae E. Lott, Maria Lino, Venessa Monokian and Garima Thakur, through May 4.
  • GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY: 1332 Washington Ave. Louisiana Watercolor Society 44th annual International Exhibition Friday through May 25. Awards reception 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Free. gardendistrictgallery.com Call (504) 891-3032.
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St. “From Cameo to Close Up: Louisiana in Film,” the history of movie-making in New Orleans as seen in posters, photographs and more. Through Nov. 26. Call (504) 523-4662.
  • IRISH CULTURAL MUSEUM: 933 Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorConti St., New Orleans. “Jewellery Box Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color— Irish Hidden Gems” works by Irish photographer Daragh Muldowney in view through May 24. icmnola.com.
  • JAZZ AND HERITAGE GALLERY: 1205 N. Rampart St. “Outside the Tent,” showcasing artists appearing in the 2014 Jazz Fest crafts areas. On view through May 3.
  • JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART: 600 Julia St. “Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorThe Quintessential Vieux Carre Genre” by Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorOscar Quesada on view Saturday through May 31. jeanbragg.com .
  • JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY: 400-A Julia St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment. “Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorStronger than Dirt” by Gina Phillips on view through Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorMay 31. Call (504) 522-5471 or jonathanferraragallery.com.
  • LAURA SIMON NELSON GALLERIES FOR LOUISIANA ART: 400 Chartres St. “Creole World:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere,” by Richard SextonText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color through Dec. 7. Free. hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.
  • LeMieux Galleries: 332 Julia St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Jon Langford “Summer Stars” through May 31. Call (504) 522-5988.
  • MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY: 727 Camp St. martinechaissongallery.com.
  • MID-CITY THEATRE: 3540 Toulouse St. “Dancing Dogs & Cosmic Cats,” paintings by New Orleans artist Maggie Mae, on view through April 30.
  • OBJETS TROUVES: 3956 Magazine St. Frank Giovingo’s “Louisiana Wetlands” and works by Isabelle Jacopin. Call (504) 897-5066.
  • EWCOMB ART GALLERY: Tulane University. “Early Modern Faces:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color European Portraits 1480-1780Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color,” through June 29. Free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
  • New Orleans healing center: 2372 St. Claude Ave. “Traverser,” artwork by Karen Abboud, Maureen Krail and Belinda Tanno. Call (504) 940-1130.
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park. “Photography and the American Civil War” through May 4. “Rematch,” a retrospective of conceptual artist Mel Chin, through May 25. Call (504) 658-4100 or noma.org.
  • OCTAVIA ART GALLERY: 454 Julia St. Michel Varisco: “Fluid States.” octaviaartgallery.com.
  • RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFT GALLERY: second floor, The Shops at Canal Place. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call (504) 523-7945.
  • STAPLE GOODS: 1340 St. Roch Ave. “The Simulated Tide” by Bonnie Maygarden, on view through May 6. Call (504) 908-7331 or postmedium.org/staplegoods.