FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art You Can Eat. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org.
RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., The Foundation, 608 Julia St., New Orleans. Reception for artist Layla Messkoub. Proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children. Drinks and musical stylings of Ju$t Kapital. http://www.foundationgallerynola.com or (504) 568-0955.
RECEPTION TO MEET ARTIST ALI GOLKAR: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Martin Lawrence Galleries, 433 Royal St., New Orleans. RSVP (504) 299-9055.
BENEITO’S ART: 3618 Magazine St., New Orleans. Jazz, blues and Carnival-themed oil paintings by Bernard Beneito. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (504) 891-9170.
CALLAN CONTEMPORARY: 518 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. “Creeper Lagoon” by John Folsom on view through July 27. (504) 525-0518 or http://www.callancontemporary.com.
CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. “After You’ve Been Burned by Hot Soup You Blow in Your Yogurt” by Margot Herster, through Aug. 18. “Chalmatia (shall-MAY-shuh)-A Fictional Place Down the Road,” through Sept. 8. “A Woman’s Work by Women in Film & Television (WIFT),” on view June 24-July 28. (504) 528-3800.
D.O.C.S. A STUDIO GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART: 709 Camp St., New Orleans. (504) 524-3936. http://www.docsgallery.com. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Annual group exhibition “So Much Art, So Little Time IV,” on view through Aug. 1.
DUTCH ALLEY ARTISTS’ CO-OP: 912 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Representing 25 local artists working in fabric, glass, clay, photography, etc. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. (504) 412-9220 or http://dutchalleyartistsco-op.com.
THE FOUNDATION: 608 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday. Featured artist of the month, Layla Messkoub’s works on view through July 6. Proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children. Works by Zhang Chongguang on view through July 6. http://www.foundationgallerynola.com or (504) 568-0955.
LEMIEUX GALLERIES: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 30th Anniversary Celebration: e_SDLqWisdom, a Book Art Exhibitione_SDRq, through July 27. (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., New Orleans. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., every day. Works by Ali Golkar on display through July 15. http://www.martinlawrence.com or (504) 299-9055.
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. “Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art,” through July 7; “Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms,” June 21-Sept. 15; “Shadow and Light,” through Aug. 4; Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the Worlde_SSRqs Fairs, through Aug. 4. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org.
OCTAVIA ART GALLERY: 4532 Magazine St., New Orleans. Exhibition of Julie Robinson’s new paintings. http://www.octaviaartgallery.com.
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,” through July 14. “When You’re Lost, Everything’s a Sign: Self-Taught Art From The House of Blues,” through 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.