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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Jun 24 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Backyard Grooves

Jun 24, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

BB's Stage Door…

Jun 24 - 25, 2017
The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s comes to life in this three-time… more

Beyond the Canvas:…

Jun 24 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Chicken on the Bone…

Jun 24 - Dec 6, 2017
Want to enjoy some nightlife? No trip to New Orleans is complete if you have… more

Double Dose

Jun 24, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Festigals 2017

Jun 24 - 24, 2017
FestiGals will return to the JW Marriott for its seventh  women's… more

It's Only A Play

Jun 24 - 25, 2017
In an exciting partnership with the local, independent theatre company, The… more

Krewe of Boo's…

Jun 24 - 24, 2017
Join the Krewe of Boo for its first ever Halfway to Halloween Pub Crawl! The… more

Louisiana…

Jun 24 - 25, 2017
Join us for the 11th Annual Cajun Zydeco Festival. There will be a stellar… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jun 24 - Oct 8, 2017
Jim Steg (American, 1922 -2001) was the most influential printmaker to be based… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jun 24 - Oct 1, 2017
In celebration of beloved chef, civil rights activist, and art collector Leah… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jun 24 - Sep 3, 2017
Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans showcases… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jun 24 - Oct 8, 2017
Paintings from throughout Scully's career are presented with a selection of… more

Newcomb Art Museum -…

Jun 24 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Rivertown Theaters…

Jun 24 - 30, 2017
Join us for a delightful children's production this summer with the popular… more

Southern Food and…

Jun 24 - 24, 2017
Join us for the 2nd Annual Big Top Cake Competition - a one-of-a-kind… more

Southern Rep Theatre…

Jun 24 - 25, 2017
West Texas, 1862. "Hero" is promised his freedom from slavery in… more

Storyville: Madams…

Jun 24 - Dec 9, 2017
Storyville: Madams and Music revives the sights and sounds of New Orleans's… more

The Historic New…

Jun 24 - Oct 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Jun 24 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… 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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