April 15-July 1, 2011
The Saga of the Acadians includes fifteen paintings by George Rodrigue painted between 1985 and 1989. All works are size 36x24, oil on canvas. The series is loaned for exhibition by the Gauthier Family of New Orleans, Louisiana. The Gauthier Family purchased the collection in 2007 to pay homage to their Cajun heritage. The paintings represent the hardships the Acadians encountered in order to preserve their identity after they were exiled from Canada. In keeping these paintings in one collection, the Gauthier family has made it possible to share the story of the Acadian struggle as depicted by Rodrigue.