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Blue Dog exhibit at State Archive opens today

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Posted: May 19, 2014 11:06 AM by Brock Sues
Updated: May 20, 2014 7:00 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: blue dog, george rodrigue, state archives, exhibit

BATON ROUGE - Fans of George Rodrigue's beloved Blue Dog artwork will have a chance to see some of his work at a month-long exhibit beginning Tuesday at the State Archives.

Jacques Rodrigue, Executive Director of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, said the original works of art featured in the exhibition were last on display in Baton Rouge in 2001 and it could be years before the collection returns to the city again.

"The Blue Dog is such a beloved figure in our state and the Archives is grateful for the generosity of the George Rodrigue Foundation for bringing this exhibit back to Baton Rouge after first displaying it in the capitol city in 2001," said Secretary of State Tom Schedler. "I am certain Blue Dog enthusiasts from across the state will be drawn to the Archives so they can intimately experience the unmistakable work of George Rodrigue for themselves and we welcome their visit."

The exhibition runs from Tuesday, May 20, to Monday, June 30 and is open to the public. For more information, please visit the Secretary of State's website.

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