This Summer the museum is temporarily closed for the installation of a new exhibition. We will reopen Sept. 13, 2024.


January 18 – June 1, 2024

Legacy Traces: Recent Additions to the Museum Collection

Victory Workers

William Edmondson: A Monumental Vision

This Spring, Newcomb Art Museum presents three distinct exhibitions. Each is independent, representing different themes that are carefully considered in relation to the museum’s mission to build upon its institutional legacy and highlight contributions of artists of the American South to the fields of art, craft, and design.

Legacy Traces: Recent Additions to the Museum Collection marks the campus debut of twenty-one works and considers how the museum’s acquisition practices have evolved in step with the institution’s growth and global trends in art. Victory Workers foregrounds representations of African American labor by artists of the twentieth century to reveal the contributions of under-recognized workers who serve within and beyond their respective communities. The traveling exhibition William Edmondson: A Monumental Vision offers an opportunity to engage the work of the renowned, twentieth century visionary artist and folk sculptor with an emphasis on the complex relationship between Black cultural production and American museums.

Click here to check out a 3d scan of the exhibitions on view!


Story Keepers Summer Internship
Community Book Center in partnership with Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University invite young people across the area to join us for an exciting summer opportunity. Have you ever looked at an artwork or artifact and wondered, “What’s its story?” What about objects or heirlooms in your own home? Community? This internship is designed to introduce participants to the exciting and important work of galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (known as GLAM) and their role as storytellers and guardians of our cultural treasures.

Learn more and apply online by May 17:


How can we can support and engage you in 2024 and beyond? Newcomb Art Museum is excited to participate in a national survey of museum-goers, sponsored by the American Alliance of Museums. Will you please share your thoughts by taking our survey? It will provide us with data from our visitors, as well as from visitors to museums nationwide. Click here to learn more.


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