“FROM BARBED WIRE TO BATTLEFIELDS, JAPANESE AMERICAN EXPERIENCES IN WWII” EXHIBIT: The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. During WWII, individuals of Japanese ancestry in the United States, predominantly American citizens, had their lives turned upside down, with nearly 120,000 men, women and even children being confined in camps for years, without benefit of trial. nationalww2museum.org.
“SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT! THE BOSWELL SISTERS OF NEW ORLEANS” EXHIBIT: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 529 Royal St., New Orleans. The exhibit is about a trio of sisters from New Orleans who became the darlings of radio’s golden age. Martha, Connie, and Vet Boswell pioneered the cheerful, close-harmony style that became emblematic of 1940’s girl groups.
“CREOLE WORLD, PHOTOGRAPHS OF NEW ORLEANS AND THE LATIN CARIBBEAN SPHERE” EXHIBIT: The Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Come see photos from author and photographer Richard Sexton, who traveled across Latin America and his hometown of New Orleans, capturing architectural and urban similarities. In the accompanying book of the same name, essays by Creole-architecture scholar, Jay D. Edwards and photography historian, John H. Lawrence set the stage for the photo exhibit. thnoc.org.
“FROM CAMEO TO CLOSE-UP, LOUSIANA IN FILM” EXHIBIT: The Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Exhibit features posters, lobby cards, photographs, press books and other ephemera from the silent era to the mid-1990s. thnoc.org.
“GLIMMER STEADY INSIDE THE STONE:” LeMieux Galleries, 332 Julia St., New Orleans. Nathan Durfee is known for his captivating, pop-surrealist narratives and intriguing use of color.
“LOUISIANA JEWELS” AND WATERCOLORS: Live Art Studio, 4207 Dumaine St., New Orleans. Hand-tinted photography from the Harriet Blum Collection and watercolors by Sean Friloux. liveartstudio.com.
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: 1 Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Place, New Orleans. ogdenmuseum.org/index.html.
ROLLAND GOLDEN AN ALTERNATE VISION: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Place, New Orleans. Golden is an accomplished artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscapes and culture of the American South. 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, including Xavier University of Louisiana, Dillard University, Southern University in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport and Grambling State University. ogdenmuseum.org/index.html.
UNTAMED EMPIRE EXHIBIT: Soren Christensen Gallery, 400 Julia St., New Orleans. A new body of collaborative paintings by 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. Kwilecki spent over 40 years photographing his native Decatur County, Ga. $10 for nonmembers.
LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY: 7 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Place, New Orleans. A statewide-juried exhibition that promotes contemporary art practices in the state. ogdenmuseum.org/index.html.
“OF PAINT AND PAPER, A SURVEY OF MONOTYPE COLLAGE PAINTINGS BY KEITH PERELLI, 2011-PRESENT” EXHIBIT: Starting Sept. 4, Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. New Orleans native Keith Perelli is an artist working in painting and printmaking and focuses on socio-political and personal themes of conflict and discord. dcc.edu/departments/art-gallery.
ART OF THE CUP EXHIBITION & TEAPOT SPOTLIGHT: Starting Sept. 4, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Place, New Orleans. Ceramicist Rachael DePauw of New Orleans modernizes the historic tradition of Newcomb Pottery by using the sgraffito process to create bold relief patterns and designs referencing Louisiana’s indigenous flora. ogdenmuseum.org/index.html.
THURSDAY, AUG. 28
“DATA SHADOWS” OPENING RECEPTION AND ARTIST WALKTHROUGH: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Carroll Gallery at Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. carrollgallery.tulane.edu/index.html.
EXHIBITION RECEPTION: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans. Free reception for the opening of solo shows by two contemporary American artists, Chakaia Booker and Katherine Taylor. Guests will enjoy food, drink, and live music. (504) 314-2224 or newcombartgallery.tulane.edu.
LIFE DRAWING AT LONGUE VUE: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Longue Vue House And Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road., New Orleans. Practice your life drawing skills with a live model on the historic estate of Longue Vue House and Gardens. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information. $10. (504) 293-4721 or longuevue.com.
SATURDAY, AUG. 30
ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park New Orleans, intersection of South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues, New Orleans. Presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans, the market is held the last Saturday each month. Features between 75 and 135 local and regional artisans, entertainment, refreshments and a Kids Tent with a show and activities.
“THE CINCINNATI KID” SCREENING: 10:30 A.M., THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION WILLIAMS RESEARCH CENTER, 410 CHARTRES ST., NEW ORLEANS. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CURRENT EXHIBITION “FROM CAMEO TO CLOSE-UP: LOUISIANA IN FILM,” THE CENTER PRESENTS A FILM SERIES THROUGH NOVEMBER. “THE CINCINATI KID” STARS STEVE MCQUEEN, ANN-MARGARET AND EDWARD G. ROBINSON AND IS ABOUT A YOUNG POKER PLAYER PLAYING AGAINST CHAMPION CARD-SHARP LANCEY HOWARD IN A HIGH-STAKES GAME. SENIOR CURATOR/HISTORIAN JOHN MAGILL WILL PROVIDE COMMENTARY. FREE. THNOC.ORG.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 2
HIDDEN TREASURES OF THE LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM, RESTAURANTS EDITION: 6 p.m., Old U.S. Mint-Louisiana State Museum, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Collection of menus, cookbooks and restaurant artifacts are examined in a behind-the-scenes viewing. Sarah-Elizabeth Gundlach, curator of Maps and Manuscripts, and Greg Lambousy, director of Collections, guide through items from renowned restaurants. Reservations are required, and space is limited. $20; $15 for Friends of the Cabildo/Louisiana Museum Foundation members. (504) 523-3939.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3
NOONTIME TALK ON “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS:” Noon, New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Lucia Abramovich, curatorial fellow for Spanish Colonial art, will lead the discussion. Noontime Talks give visitors a chance to discuss exhibitions with the curator. Free with museum admission.