FRIDAY, MARCH 8
- OPENING OF EXHIBITS: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Opening for A Thousand Threads, And Their Voices Cry Freedom Again, “Beyond Beasts”: The Art of Court 13, Brillant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations. (504) 528-3805 or http://www.cacno.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
- SWEETARTS 2013: Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. A CAC fundraiser with cocktails and cuisine. (504) 528-3805 or http://www.cacno.org.
- PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St. Art, crafts, vintage, flea, great food, live music with Rites of Swing. Free and open to the public. Info: email@example.com.
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, MARCH 12 AND 14
- HIDDEN TREASURES OF THE LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM: 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., Louisiana State Museum’s Collection Storage Facility, 1000 Chartres St., New Orleans. Behind-the-scenes look at Clementine Hunter’s works. Tickets are $20 per person, or $15 for Friends of the Cabildo/Louisiana Museum Foundation members. Reservations are required, and space is extremely limited. To reserve your space, please contact Kaydee
Nenninger at (504) 523-3939.
- THE ARTS COUNCIL OF NEW ORLEANS GALLERY: 935 Gravier St., New Orleans. Group show Crafter’s Paradise: Selections from the Louisiana Crafts Guild featuring the work of Anita Ahrens, Amy Anderson, Greg Arceneaux, Annette Aucion, Rosalyn Bernard, Susan Breeland, Luann Duhon, Michelle Fontenot, John Gargano, Michelle Hudelot, Emma Hughes, Pat Juneau, Cynthia Kilgore, Laura Glen Lawson, Mandie Lucas, Terry Palmer, Andrew Jackson Pollack, Mark Sanders, and David and Emily Wortman, through March 31st.
- ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER: 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. The New Orleans Chapter of the National Conference of Artists, in partnership with the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History, presents Loving Your Enemies, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights movement, and those working to further peace and human understanding. The exhibition, which runs through March 30, will feature the work of local and national artists. (504) 715-8137.
- CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mitchell Lonas’ Zelma on display through Mar. 30. For more information, please contact gallery owner Borislava Callan at (504) 525-0518 or visit our website at http://www.callancontemporary.com.
- CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Color Fall Down, photographs by Priya Kambli in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; Where Do We Migrate To?, a group show; Rooted, a mixed-media installation by Ben Diller; Revolve, sculpture by Rontherin Ratliff. Swamp to Swamp: Works by MILAGROS until Sunday, April 6. (504) 528-3800.
- DUTCH ALLEY ARTISTS’ CO-OP: 912 St. Peters St., New Orleans. Representing 25 local artists working in fabric, glass, clay, photography, collage, painting, jewelry, wood, mixed media and printmaking. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (504) 412-9220 or http://dutchalleyartistsco-op.com.
- THE FOUNDATION: 608 Julia St., New Orleans. “The Offing,” an exhibition of new paper collages by New York-based artist Casey Ruble, through April 20, 2013. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, visit http://www.foundationgallerynola.com or phone (504) 568-0955.
- JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART: 600 Julia St., New Orleans. Carol Hallock, through March 31. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
- JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY: 400a Julia Street, New Orleans. Brian Borrello-Dark Matter, through March. 30. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and by appointment (504) 522-5471 or http://www.jonathanferraragallery.com.
- LEMIEUX GALLERIES: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. Exhibition of mixed media paintings by Chris Guarisco until March 30. New paintings by Billy Solitario will remain on view until April 12, 2013. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (504) 522-5988.
- 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.
- MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES: 433 Royal St. Works by Liudmila Kondakova, though March. Hours are: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., every day. http://www.martinlawrence.com or (504) 299-9055.
- 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.
- THE MCKENNA MUSEUM: 2003 Carondelet St., New Orleans. Faces of Treme, photographs by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun. (504) 586-7432.
- NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART: One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau, through May 19. ‘FOREVER’ Mural by Odili Donald Odita, through October. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org.
- OCTAVIA ART GALLERY: 4532 Magazine St., New Orleans. The exhibition Urban Visions by Tulane University architect and artist Grover Mouton presents a compendium of drawings created as part of the design process in a series of projects throughout China and the United States. On display through Feb. 23. http://www.octaviaartgallery.com
- OCTAVIA ART GALLERY: 4532 Magazine St., New Orleans. Recent oil paintings by Edward Bear Miller. http://www.octaviaartgallery.com