The Blue Dog is iconic, so we wanted to make sure our children got to "meet" him on our recent trip to New Orleans. Imagine our surprise when we entered the gallery and were greeted by the curator with a lovely smile and warm welcome (not always expected when traveling with children). She brought out some Blue Dog books for the kids to look at and made us all feel very comfortable. She walked the gallery with us and explained the paintings to all of us, and treated us like we were the most important people she'd seen all day! I highly suggest a visit to the Rodrigue studio if you are in town. Lovely art, lovely people.