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March 2021

Family Day: Story Making, World Building

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cave paintings are the first art we know of, but they were created to be stories. Stories serve many purposes – they remind us of who we are, where we have been, and where we are headed – connecting us across time and place. We invite you to join us as we make art that tells stories, communicates ideas, and opens our imaginations through age appropriate artist-led virtual workshops. Gather your family and friends virtually for a unique day of…

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April 2021

Uncommon Exchanges

April 1

DATES TBA Newcomb Art Museum in partnership with A Studio in the Woods, The ByWater Institute at Tulane University, and New Orleans Center for the Gulf South presents Uncommon Exchanges: Indigo, a unique dialogue between unlikely pairings of Tulane and Gulf South experts. Artists and scholars will use the museum's current exhibition as a catalyst for conversation to remedy missing narratives and provide paths forward –through creative means – to a more equitable and just future. Zoom registration link coming shortly,…

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May 2021

Louisiana Reimagines: High Culture Below Sea Level

May 1

DATES TBA This three-part exchange between Laura Anderson Barbata and local tradition bearers from the Black Masking Indian tradition responds to the garments and stilt dancing projects presented in the Transcommunality. Offering a look into the cultural world of Big Chief Shaka Zulu of the Golden Feather Hunters, this program is centered on Shaka’s distinct yet ever-evolving New Orleans practice which combines procession, drumming, elaborate 3d suits, and West African stilt dancing. Zoom registration link coming shortly, in the meantime…

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June 2021

Reciprocal Exchanges

June 1

DATES TBA Local artists and culture bearers will exchange techniques and practices in the spirit of Laura Anderson Barbata’s Transcommunality and an economy of sharing. Each exchange –centered on wearable art – will be released as a short film presented to the public, showcasing the artists’ practices and opening new creative possibilities through engagement.Zoom registration link coming shortly, in the meantime sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up to date with all things Newcomb!   These programs are funded in…

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