STEINBECK, THE ART OF FICTION: Irish Cultural Museum, 933 Conti St. Sculptor Lew Aytes and photographer Robert Nease collaborative exhibit honoring the author. icmnola.com.
“GLIMMER STEADY INSIDE THE STONE” BY NATHAN DUFREE: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., LeMieux Galleries, 332 Julia St., New Orleans. Nathan Durfee continues to explore new techniques and color combinations and collaborates with other painters, including Robert Lange, Megan Aline and Charles Williams.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: POWER AND PRIVILEGE IN THE SPANISH-AMERICAN HOME, 1492-1898: NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART, 1 COLLINS DIBOLL CIRCLE. THE FIRST MAJOR EXHIBITION IN THE UNITED STATES TO EXPLORE THE PRIVATE LIVES AND INTERIORS, FOCUSING ON THE HOUSE AS A PRINCIPAL REPOSITORY OF FINE AND DECORATIVE ART.
RISING UP: HALE WOODRUFF’S MURALS AT TALLADEGA COLLEGE: NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART, 1 COLLINS DIBOLL CIRCLE.
KOHLMEYER CIRCLE PRESENTS SHAWN HALL, PASTORAL UNIVERSE: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Place, New Orleans. The immersive installation places the viewer within the piece looking out. ogdenmuseum.org/index.html.
THE NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER OF THE LINKS, HISTORIC BLACK COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES IN LA. ART SHOWCASE: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Place, New Orleans. A curated show of works from students attending historically black colleges and universities in Louisiana. ogdenmuseum.org/index.html.
“KEEPING TIME, EXTRAORDINARY IMAGES FROM LOUISIANA’S MUSICAL PAST:” The Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. The exhibit displays more than 50 photographs from the permanent collection.
UNTAMED EMPIRE: Soren Christensen Gallery, 400 Julia St., New Orleans. A new body of collaborative paintings by KOLLABS (Anke Schofield and Luis Garcia-Nerey).
ONE PLACE: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Place, New Orleans. .
LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Place, New Orleans. Louisiana Contemporary, presented by Regions Bank, is a statewide-juried exhibition organized by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to promote contemporary art practices in Louisiana. ogdenmuseum.org/index.html.
I DON’T UNDERSTAND: Multi-media work by Robert Hannant: through Aug. 30, Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia St, New Orleans. (504) 522-1999. arthurrogergallery.com.
SUMMER GROUP EXHIBITION: Mixed media works: through Aug. 30, Carol Robinson Gallery, 840 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Featuring art by Jere Allen, Cathy Hegman, Ron Dale, Beverly Dennis, Noah Saterstrom, Robert Malone and more. (504) 895-6130. www.carolrobinsongallery.com
VOYAGES: Works by Ken Kenan and Harriet Burbeck: through Aug. 30, Du Mois Gallery, 4609 Freret St., New Orleans. (504) 818-6032. www.dumoisgallery.com.
NEW CONSTRUCTIONS: Paintings of jazz legends by Gary Patterson and Marion Barnes: through Aug. 31, Angela King Gallery, 241 Royal St., New Orleans. (504) 524-8211. www.angelakinggallery.com.
BEASTLY DELIGHTS: Paintings by Jane Talton: through Aug. 31, The Foundation Gallery, 1109 Royal St., New Orleans. Proceeds to benefit Animal Rescue New Orleans. (504) 568-0955. www.foundationgallerynola.com.
THE INVITED: A TEN Collective Invitational: through Aug. 31, TEN Gallery, 4432 Magazine St., New Orleans. Each artist in the collective chose another artist from outside the collective to be included in the exhibit. (504) 214-3589. www.tengalleryola.com.
BEYOND LAND’S END: Gold and oil works by Will Smith Jr.: through Aug. 31, Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art, 600 Julia St., New Orleans. (504) 895-7375. www.jeanbragg.com.
BEYOND THE BAYOU: Paintings by Tanya Dischler, jewelry by Shea Yetta, glass by Christine Ledoux, mixed media by Drake Fuller: through Aug. 31, Ariodante Gallery, 535 Julia St., New Orleans. (504) 524-3233. www.ariodantegallery.com.
A NEW DAY: Mixed media: through Aug. 31, The Art Gallery Nola, 3000 Royal St., New Orleans. (504) 228-7658. www.nolartgallery.com.
SPUTNIK 2: A mixed media group exhibit: through Sept. 2, Boyd|Satellite Gallery, 440 Julia St., New Orleans. (504) 581-2440. www.boydsatellitegallery.com.
BENEATH THE BEAUTIFUL: James Henderson: through Sept. 6, Octavia Art Gallery, 454 Julia St., New Orleans. (504) 309-4249. www.octaviaartgallery.com.
SEGREGATION STORY: Photography by Gordon Parks: through Sept. 20, Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia St., New Orleans. (504) 522-1999. arthurrogergallery.com.
THIRD COAST SUITE: Works by Francis X. Pavy: through Sept. 20, Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia St., New Orleans. (504) 522-1999. arthurrogergallery.com.
18TH ANNUAL NO DEAD ARTIST: Aug. 25 through Sept. 27, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 Julia St., New Orleans. International juried exhibition of contemporary art. (504)522-5471. www.jonathanferraragallery.com.
THE ART OF THE JOURNEY: Art Therapists’ Exhibit: Aug. 23 through Sept. 6, St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. Opening reception Aug. 23 6-9 p.m. (985) 892-8650. www.sttammanyartassociation.org.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27
CULTURE COLLISION: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The sixth annual Culture Collision, a city-wide celebration to kick off the cultural season in New Orleans, will feature organizations offering tickets or memberships for the 2014-15 season and brochures to take home. There will be food, a cash bar, a free photo booth and raffle. Explore the vast and diverse cultural offerings that make New Orleans unique. (504) 539-9650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.