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30 Americans

Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Civic Theatre plus …

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Join us for Mike Birbiglia "Thank god for Jokes" Comedy tour 2014. more

Georga Porter Jr. &…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 18 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

The Contemporary Arts…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Join the CAC and Junebug Productions for an evening of poetry—during… more

Walter Wolfman…

Apr 18 - 18, 2014
Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been an icon on the New Orleans… more

"Run For It - Run For…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
“Run For It – Run for Spot!” Crescent City Classic… more

An Evening with Chita…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who… more

Crescent City Classic

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
With top runners from throughout the world participating in previous years, the… more

Earth Day Festival…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Join us in celebrating Earth Day with music, food, art, local green vendors,… more

Family Workshop:…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Don’t touch that dial! In this fun-filled family workshop, kids and… more

Historic Saturday…

Apr 19 - Nov 22, 2014
One of the keys to understanding NOLA’s past, present, and future is to… more

Living History Corps

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
The Museum’s World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the Living… more

LIVING LEGEND CHITA…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
***Two time Tony winner and Broadway’s original Anita in “West Side… more

Southern Rep, Stage…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Southern Rep, the Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum and… more

Victory Corps Saturday

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
During D-Day on June 6, 1944, the Naval Construction Battalions called… more

Double Violin Concert…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Performing Bach's violin concerto and Vivaldi's double violin concerti. more

Early Modern Faces: …

Apr 20 - Jun 29, 2014
This exhibition brings together nearly ninety Old Master paintings and prints… more

Easter Brunch at the…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 20th in the hotel's elegant Grand Ballroom for… more

Kirk Franklin…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
The new Gospel Brunch experience at House of Blues New Orleans features local… more

30 Americans

Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Michael J. Deas Exhibition Opening

September 18, 2012 – January 7, 2013
  • Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • Address: 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Times: Weds.-Mon. 10am-5pm; Thurs. 6pm-8pm
  • Admission: $10
  • Contact: Sue Strachan
  • Phone: 504-539-9600
  • Visit Website

Michael J. Deas is a master realist painter and one of the nation's premier illustrators. Working from his studio in New Orleans' historic Vieux Carré, he creates paintings and drawings with an elegant eye and a mastery of the oil medium unusual in a contemporary context. As an illustrator, Deas has painted twenty-one US postage stamps, including the Tennessee Williams, Katherine Anne Porter, Bette Davis, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and two of the best-selling postal stamps in U.S. history, Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. His work has been featured on the cover of six editions of Time magazine and dozens of book covers. Easily one of the most widely seen images in the world, his painting for the Columbia Pictures logo was commissioned in 1993. The Society of Illustrators has honored the work of Michael J. Deas with five Gold Medals and two Silver Medals. The Ogden Museum's exhibition, Michael J. Deas, will feature paintings and drawings from throughout his career as an illustrator combined with never-before-seen works of a deeply personal and often highly allegorical nature, offering new insight into the work of a true master painter working in the South.

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