Virtual Screening and Director’s Talk: The Veil

Newcomb Art Museum is excited to screen “The Veil”, a brave documentary film shot in New Orleans by Raven Ancar (’22), a current student at Tulane majoring in Sociology and Digital Media Practices. Ancar is also President of Tulane Black Student Union, a founding member of Les Griots Violets, and a College Track Scholar. In […]

Reciprocal Exchanges

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 […]

Louisiana Reimagines: High Culture Below Sea Level – Part 1

Behind the Scenes with Laura Anderson Barbata and Shaka Zulu "Louisiana Reimagines: High Culture Below Sea Level" is an exchange between Laura Anderson Barbata and local tradition bearers from the Black Masking Indian tradition that responds to the garments and stilt dancing projects presented in the Newcomb Art Museum’s 2021 exhibition "Transcommunality". Offering a look […]

Louisiana Reimagines: Live Performance by Chief Shaka Zulu and Free Spirit

  This event is free, but tickets are required, click here to reserve your spot: Join the Newcomb Art Museum on Saturday, June 26 for Part Two of Louisiana Reimagines: High Culture Below Sea Level.   As part of the Louisiana Reimagines series at the Newcomb Art Museum, on Saturday, June 26 at 12:30 […]

Louisiana Reimagines: High Culture Below Sea Level – Part 3

Join Newcomb online for part three of this multi-part series. Save the date for July 8 when the museum will release a new virtual roundtable conversation led by Dr. Joyce Marie Jackson that uses Laura Anderson Barbata: Transcommunality and Shaka Zulu’s work for camera (as seen here) as touchstones to consider the power of procession […]

Artist Talk with Laura Anderson Barbata

Join the Newcomb Art Museum for a virtual lecture by artist Laura Anderson Barbata, whose wearable sculptures are featured in the museum's current exhibition Transcommunality. Anderson Barbata will discuss her development as a socially engaged artist and her work with multiple stilt dancing communities across the Americas. Register for the virtual talk now. The exhibition […]

Janie Verret Luster: Coiled Half-Hitch Revival

Newcomb Art Museum Woldenberg Art Center, New Orleans, LA

A master palmetto basket weaver and cultural preservationist of the United Houma Nation, Janie Verret Luster is widely recognized for her coiled half-hitch baskets, made using an intricate weaving technique lost to the Houma for a generation. Luster will discuss palmetto basket weaving using examples currently on view in "Core Memory: Louisiana Native American Basketry" […]

Objects in Focus: Jesús Rafael Soto

Newcomb Art Museum Woldenberg Art Center, New Orleans, LA

Join us on the first Friday of each month at 12 Noon for short presentations on select artists from our permanent exhibition Metamorphoses. September 2, 12pm Jesús Rafael Soto by Museum Director Maurita Poole. Image caption:

Fall 2022 Opening Reception

Newcomb Art Museum Woldenberg Art Center, New Orleans, LA

Celebrate the opening of two exhibitions, Metamorphoses: Highlights from the Permanent Collection and To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults by Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre, on Saturday September 17 from 12 p.m to 5 p.m.  Program schedule: 12pm: Drop in family art activities & scavenger […]

Jess T. Dugan Artist Talk

Newcomb Art Museum Woldenberg Art Center, New Orleans, LA

An artist talk by Jess T. Dugan on the exhibition To Survive on This Shore.

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