- FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art activity, 5 – 8 p.m. Music by Delia Tomino Nakayama & Peter Nu, 5:30 – 6 p.m. Art You Can Eat East Meets West: Mochi Ice Cream Dessert Trio, 6 – 7 p.m., Lecture by Lisa Rotondo-McCord, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Asian Art, 6 p.m.: “Japan Goes to the Fair: Japanese Art at the World’s Fairs.” Music by Shinobu Yamamoto, 7 – 8 p.m. noma.org.
- ‘PUPPETS’: 1 – 4 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Children explore different styles of puppetry from around the world and then build puppets inspired by works of art in NOMA’s collection. Contact Elise Solomon at (504) 658-4128 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register a child.
- ANTENNA GALLERY: 3718 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Slow Light by AnnieLaurie Erickson on view through Aug. 4. Gallery hours: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. (504) 298-3161.
- 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. “A Woman’s Work,” on view through July 28. “After You’ve Been Burned by Hot Soup You Blow in Your Yogurt” by Margot Herster, through Aug. 18. Chalmatia-A Fictional Place Down the Road, through Sept. 8. ANTHROPOMORPHIZER !! by Miss Pussycat, This Sweaty City, Tank Drama: Deliberations from The Wet Grave and Who’s Pulling the Strings? on view through Sept. 22 (504) 528-3800.
- D.O.C.S. A STUDIO GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART: 709 Camp St., New Orleans. 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. (504) 524-3936. http://www.docsgallery.com.
- 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. Works of featured artist of the month, Layla Messkoub. http://www.foundationgallerynola.com or (504) 568-0955.
- JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART: 600 Julia St., New Orleans. Painted Cocktails, paintings celebrating New Orleans beloved and spirited bar culture to complement the event Tales of the Cocktail, through July 31. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (504) 895-7375 or http://www.jeanbragg.com. Free.
- LEMIEUX GALLERIES: 332 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration: e_SDLqWisdom, a Book Art Exhibition” 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.
- 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. “Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms,” through Sept. 15; “Shadow and Light” and “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 Saturday. “When You’re Lost, Everything’s a Sign: Self-Taught Art From The House of Blues,” through Sunday. 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.