NEW LIGHT: Through Dec. 30, Soren Christensen Gallery, 400 Julia St., New Orleans. Abstract paitings by Karen Scharer. (504) 569-9501. www.sorengallery.com.
CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION: Through Dec. 30, Carol Robinson Gallery, 840 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Group show. (504) 895-6130. www.carolribinsongallery.com.
ART JEWELS: Through Dec. 31, Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Designer Mario Villa exhibits fine jewelry during the Holiday Jewels extravaganza. (504) 293-4723. www.longuevue.com.
DANGER SHELTER OPPORTUNITY: Through Dec. 31, Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. James Osborne IV documents Louisiana’s 19th century coastal fortifications. (504) 529-7323. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
B IS FOR BANANA, BAYOU AND BUNGALOW: Through Dec. 31, Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art, 600 Julia St., New Orleans. Paintings by Carol Hillock. (504) 895-7375. www.jeanbragg.com.
PATHLESS TRAVEL: Through Dec. 31, Ariodante Gallery, 535 Julia St., New Orleans. Work by Cheryl Grace, Kiki Huston, Ginger Kelly and Ellen Macomber. (504) 524-3233. www.ariodantegallery.com.
ERTÉ AND MARK DOSTABI: Opening Dec. 13, 6 p.m., through Jan. 1; Martin Lawrence Gallery, 433 Royal St., New Orleans. Art Deco genius Erté and contemporary international Dostabi shown together. (504) 299-9055. www.martinlawrence.com.
SELF-PROCESSING — INSTANT PHOTOGRAPHY: Through Jan. 4. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Varied array of photographs shot with instant film. (504) 539-9650. ogdenmuseum.org.
IN EMPATHY WE TRUST: Through Jan. 23, New Orleans City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans. Works by Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien. By Octavia Art Gallery. (504) 309-4249. www.octaviaartgallery.com.
GUNS IN THE HANDS OF ARTISTS: Through Jan. 24, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 Julia St., New Orleans. Decommissioned guns repurposed as art. (504) 522-5471. www.jonathanferraragallery.com.
CHAPEL OF THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR: Through Jan. 25, 3919 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Installation for Prospect.3 by Dan Tague. (504) 522-5471.
THE PERPETUAL INSTANT: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Dec. 6 through Jan. 25, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Group photography exhibit juried by Grant Hamilton. (504) 352-1150. www.zeitgeistinc.net.
TULANE CONTEMPORARY.3: Through Jan. 25, Carroll Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. New works by tenured and tenure-track professors in the Newcomb Art Department. (504) 314-2228. carrollgallery.tulane.edu.
PROSPECT.3, TOTEMS NOT TABOO: Through Jan. 25, Newcomb Art Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Works by Jew Locke, Ebony Patterson, Monir Farmanfarmaian and Andrea Fraser. (504) 314-2406. www.newcombartgallery.tulane.edu.
PROSPECT.3 NOTES FOR NOW: Through Jan. 25, NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Exhibit shows engagement with the modern and contemporary. (504) 658-4100. www.noma.org.
PROSPECT.3 NOTES FOR NOW: Through Jan. 25, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Works under seven themes that follow “Somewhere and Not Anywhere.” (504) 539-9650. www.ogdenmuseum.org.
PROSPECT.3 NOTES FOR NOW: Through Jan. 25, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. An exploration of global and universal trends in contemporary art through various artist. (504) 528-3805. cacno.org.
SHIGERU BAN AND CAMILLE HENROT: Part of the citywide Prospect.3 exhibition through Jan. 25, Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. (504) 293-4112.
LA PETITE MORT: Through Jan. 25, Coup d’oeil Art Consortium, 2033 Magazine St., New Orleans. Works by Blaine Capone, James Taylor Bonds and M. Silver Smith. A P.3+ exhibit. (504) 722-0876. www.coupdoeilartconsortium.com.
ABOVE CANAL: Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorRIGHTS AND REVIVAL: Through Jan. 25, CANO exhibit part of Prospect.3. Myrtle Banks School, 1307 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Artists recall milestones of the civil rights movement. cano-la.org.
BELOW CANAL REVERBERATIONS: Through Jan. 25, CANO exhibit part of Prospect.3. St. Maurice Catholic Church, 605 St. Maurice Ave., New Orleans. cano-la.org.
CREVASSE 22 - SURGE: Through Jan. 25. CANO exhibit part of Prospect.3. 8122 Saro Lane, Poydras. Outdoor sculpture exhibit at site of the levee breach south of New Orleans. Special brunch event Jan. 4 with shuttles from Contemporary Arts Center. cano-la.org.
WHERE, THE EXPLORATION OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND PLACE, 1843-2014: Through Jan. 31, A Gallery for Fine Photography, 241 Chartres St., New Orleans. Spanning the history of photography, ranging from works by Cartier-Bresson, Adams to Leibovitz. (504) 568-1313. www.agallery.com.
JUJU: Through Feb. 1, Scott Edwards Gallery, 2109 Decatur St., New Orleans. Photography by Sandra Russell Clark. (504) 610-0581. www.scottedwardsgallery.com.
ORIENTALISM, TAKING AND MAKING: Through Feb. 1. NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Widespread art movement show in paintings, photos and decorative objects. (504) 658-4199. noma.org.
BORROWED RELICS, THE LAST OF THE LARGE POLOROID TRANSFERS: Through Feb. 7, Scott Edwards Photography Gallery, 2109 Decatur St., New Orleans. Works by Anna Tomczak. (504) 610-0581. www.scottedwardsgallery.com.
GASPERI COLLECTION, SELF-TAUGHT, OUTSIDER AND VISIONARY ART: Through Feb. 22, 2015. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. The exhibit will include a portfolio of 26 previously unseen works on paper by Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter. (504) 539-9650. ogdenmuseum.org.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR: Through Feb. 28, Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Photos from international competition. (504) 568-6993.
BIG APPETITES: Through Feb. 28, Guthrie Contemporary
DEGAS’ LITTLE DANCER AGED FOURTEEN: Through March 1, NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. The only three-dimensional work by Degas is highlighted among his works. (504) 658-4199. noma.org.
PUPPY LOVE WITH MY ANGELS FROM ABOVE: Berta’s and Mina’s Antiquities Gallery, 4138 Magazine St., New Orleans. Paintings by Mina Lanzas and Nilo Lanzas. (504) 895-6201.
WOODCARVINGS AND PAINTINGS: by local artists. J&S Gallery, 3801 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson. 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Saturday. (504) 952-9163.
ENCHANTMENT: Fairynola, 5715 Magazine St., New Orleans. Paintings by Jodan and Louise Rimington. (504) 269-2033. www.fairynola.com.
ROMANCING BANALITY: Gallery Orange, 819 Royal St., New Orleans. Multimedia installation by Lyle Carbajal. (504) 875-4006.