wednesday and thursday
InstrumentHead Grand Opening: 7 p.m., InstrumentHead Art Gallery, 2121 Chartres St., New Orleans, Jackprints presents InstrumentHead, a surrealist portrait series by photographer Michael Weintrob that captures iconic musicians without showing their faces. Live music. Twenty percent of proceeds benefit the Tipitina’s Foundation and New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation. Free. http://www.michaelweintrob.com/instrumenthead.
opening reception: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Opening reception for the exhibit, “When You’re Lost, Everything’s A Sign: Self-Taught Art from The House of Blues.” (504) 539-9600.
Michalopoulos Gallery Jazz Fest Reception: 6-9 p.m., 617 Bienville St., New Orleans. Artist James Michalopoulos will be present and new paintings and sculptures will be on exhibit. (504) 558-0505. http://www.michalopooulos.com.
Beneito’s Art: 3618 Magazine St., New Orleans. Jazz, blues and Carnival-themed oil paintings by Bernard Beneito. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. (504) 891-9170.
Callan Contemporary: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. “Systems” by James Kennedy, on view through May 25. For more information, contact gallery owner Borislava Callan at (504) 525-0518 or visit the website at http://www.callancontemporary.com.
Contemporary Arts Center: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. “A thousand threads” by Luba Zygarewicz, through June 2. Beyond “Beasts”: The Art of Court 13, through June 16. Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations, through June 16. After You’ve Been Burned by Hot Soup You Blow in Your Yogurt by Margot Herster, through August 18. (504) 528-3800.
Dutch Alley Artists’ co-op: 912 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Representing 25 local artists working in fabric, glass, clay, photography, etc. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (504) 412-9220 or http://dutchalleyartistsco-op.com.
InstrumentHead Art Gallery: 2121 Chartres St., New Orleans. Jackprints presents InstrumentHead, a fine art portrait series by photographer Michael Weintrob, capturing iconic musicians without showing their faces.
Open daily 7 p.m.-close during Jazz Fest, April 25-May 5. Twenty percent of the proceeds benefit the Tipitinas Foundation and New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation. http://www.michaelweintrob.com/instrumenthead.
Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art: 600 Julia St., New Orleans. “Painting on Site” by Steve Bourgeois, through April 30. (504) 895-7375 or http://www.jeanbragg.com. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
LeMieux Galleries:332 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. (504) 522-5988. Emily Wilson “Water Garden” and recent works by Baton Rouge artist Kathyrn Hunter on view through May 25.
Louisiana State Museum-Cabildo: 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. “The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb Pottery of New Orleans,” major exhibition of Newcomb art pottery, through September. (504) 568-6968 or http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/properties/cabildo.aspx.
The McKenna Museum: 2003 Carondelet St., New Orleans. Faces of Treme, photographs by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun. (504) 586-7432.
M.S. Rau Antiques: 630 Royal St., New Orleans. Impressionism — Influences and Impact, paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh and Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. (504) 523-5660.
New Orleans Museum of Art: 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. “Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau,” through May 19. “Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art,” through June 16. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org.
Octavia Art Gallery: 4532 Magazine St., New Orleans. Recent oil paintings by Edward Bear Miller. “Cuba Connection,” an exhibition featuring painting, photography, prints, and mixed media works by Cuban and Cuban-American artists. http://www.octaviaartgallery.com.
OFFstage Gallery: Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Dr., Slidell. A one man show of the works of Nolan Lefort titled “Eclectic Expressions,” will be on view through May and throughout the Slidell Little Theatre’s run of “Showboat” through May 12, as well as during the Ginny Awards May 25. (985) 326-6822.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth, Jr. and Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and ‘40s. When You’re Lost, Everything’s A Sign: Self-Taught Art from The House of Blues, April 25-July 21. Ongoing: Walter Inglis Anderson: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Southern Regionalists from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. http://www.ogdenmuseum.org or (504) 539-9600.
A STUDIO IN THE WOODS: Isabelle Hayeur’s underwater photography exhibition, “Underworlds” will feature four photographs exhibited on billboards throughout the city of New Orleans through April 28. http://www.astudiointhewoods.org.