THURSDAY

  • BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION GROUP “CHASING APHRODITE OR STEALING ATHENA”: 11:30 a.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle. Each month, Book Club reads art-related fiction and nonfiction, and engages in discussion groups, curatorial programs and field trips correlating with each book. Sack lunches are welcome. NOMA provides water and soft drinks. Please RSVP. Call (504) 658-4117 or email scork@noma.org.

RED BULL CURATES CELEBRATES EMERGING LOCAL ARTISTS IN THE CANVAS COOLER PROJECT: 8 P.M. TO 11 P.M., EIFFEL SOCIETY, 2040 ST. CHARLES AVE. PAIRING 20 HANDPICKED LOCAL ARTISTS WITH VENUE OWNERS IN A ONE-DAY CHALLENGE TO TRANSFORM AN ORDINARY DRINK COOLER INTO A WORK OF ART. THE ART WILL BE EXHIBITED IN A ONE-NIGHT ONLY PUBLIC SHOWCASE. ATTENDING GUESTS AND JUDGES WILL VOTE, SELECTING TWO ARTISTS TO SHOW AND SELL THEIR WORK AT SCOPE ART FAIR IN MIAMI. FREE. EIFFELSOCIETY.COM.

FRIDAY

  • FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle. Art on the Spot, free art activities; artist perspective by George Schmidt; music by Daniele Spadavecchia. noma.org.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • VAN (VISUAL ARTS NETWORK) RESIDENCY WITH CHUCK SILER: 10 a.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. The residency includes a workshop for children, which will include a cartoon camp on Friday, and a lecture for adults to be held tentatively on Saturday. Call (504) 569-9070.

ONGOING

  • Academy Gallery: 5256 Magazine St. Annual student show until July 18. Call (504) 899-8111.
  • ANGELA KING GALLERY: 241 Royal St. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorCall (504) 524-8211.
  • Beneito’s Art : 3618 Magazine St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Jazz, blues and Carnival-themed oil paintings by Bernard Beneito. Call (504) 891-9170.
  • CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 518 Julia St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. James Flynn “Qualia” through July 21. Call (504) 525-0518. callancontemporary.com.
  • Contemporary arts center: 900 Camp St. 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.-6 p.m. daily. Call (504) 412-9220. dutchalleyartistsco-op.com.
  • THE FOUNDATION GALLERY: 608 Julia St. foundationgallerynola.com.
  • HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION: 410 Chartres St. “From Cameo to Close Up: Louisiana in Film,” the history of moviemaking in New Orleans as seen in posters, photographs and more. Through Nov. 26. Call (504) 523-4662.
  • J&S GALLERY: 3801 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-noon, Monday-Saturday. Wood carvings and art by local artists. Call (504) 952-9163.
  • JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART: 600 Julia St. jeanbragg.com .
  • JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY: 400A Julia St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and by appointment. Bonnie Maygarden “Desert of the Real” and Sidoni Villere “Preserve” on view through July 31. Call (504) 522-5471 or visit jonathanferraragallery.com.
  • KURT E. SCHON LTD: 510 St. Louis St. “The Plays of William Shakespeare,” 12 original oil paintings by Royal Academy Artists painted between 1768-1870, including Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, R.A., of “Portrait of David Garrick as Richard III” (Act V). Call (504) 524-5462. kurteschonltd.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. Call (504) 523-4662. hnoc.org.
  • LeMieux Galleries: 332 Julia St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color “Water Water Everywhere,” an invitational exhibition where artists were asked to interpret the theme of water and its impact on life. During the show, 10 percent of the purchase price of the pieces will go to water.org. Call (504) 522-5988.
  • LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS: 7 Bamboo Road. Margaret Hull “Intended Legacies” on display until Aug. 3. Call (504) 293-4712. longuevue.com.
  • MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERY: 433 Royal St. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily. Works by René Lalonde through July 7. martin lawrence.com or (504) 299-9055.
  • LE MUSEE DE F.P.C.: 2336 Esplanade Ave. “New Orleans Free People of Color & Their Legacy,” pastel portraits by Jose Torres-Tama, through July 11. Call (504) 233-0384.
  • EWCOMB ART GALLERY: Tulane University. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. “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.
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park. “Rising Up:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College” through Sept. 14. “Chihuly,” architectural installations by Dale Chihuly, through July 12. Call (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • OCTAVIA ART GALLERY: 454 Julia St. “Betsy Stewart: Microscopic Cosmos” through June 28. octaviaartgallery.com.