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March 2021

Family Day: Story Making, World Building

March 20, 2021 @ 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 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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. LaChaun Moore and Dr. Sabia McCoy-Torres will use the museum’s current exhibition, Transcommunality by Laura Anderson Barbata, as a catalyst for conversation to remedy missing narratives and provide paths forward –through creative means – to a more equitable and just future. Moderated by Jeffery Darensbourg, Uncommon Exchanges will premiere at 6 pm on…

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May 2021

Virtual Screening and Director’s Talk: The Veil

May 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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 January of 2019, during her first year at Tulane, Ancar filmed several sit-down interviews with fellow Black students about their experiences on campus to interrogate…

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June 2021

Reciprocal Exchanges

June 1, 2021

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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Louisiana Reimagines: High Culture Below Sea Level – Part 1

June 12, 2021

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 into the cultural world of Big Chief Shaka Zulu of the Golden Feather Hunters, this program is centered on Shaka Zulu’s distinct yet ever-evolving New…

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

June 26, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  This event is free, but tickets are required, click here to reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../louisiana-reimagines-live... 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 pm a new work for camera by Big Chief Shaka Zulu of the Golden Feathers, shot in Tremé, and directed by Abdul Aziz featuring local…

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July 2021

Louisiana Reimagines: High Culture Below Sea Level – Part 3

July 8, 2021

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 to foster diverse, intergenerational community relationships. Panelists will include stilt dancers Najja Codrington of the Brooklyn Jumbies and Sarauniya Zulu of Zulu Connection as well…

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September 2021

Artist Talk with Laura Anderson Barbata

September 30, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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 Laura Anderson Barbata: Transcommunality runs through Saturday, October 2 and is free and open for all to attend. Click here to learn more about the…

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March 2022

Core Memory Opening Reception

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newcomb Art Museum, Woldenberg Art Center
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
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Left: Scarlett Darden. Plaited heart-shaped basket with loop for hanging with Ketmix Soq (Mouse Tracks) design, 2015. Rivercane (Arundinaria gigantea). Right: Robin Kang. “Topaz Tetra Oscillator,” 2016. Hand jacquard woven cotton, hand dyed wool, satin and metallic yarn.

Celebrate the opening of the Core Memory exhibitions, Louisiana Native American Basketry and Encoded from 2 p.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday March 5. Please note that the museum will only be open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday. The schedule of programs is as follows - 2:30 p.m. - Exhibition Tour Walk through the exhibitions with the curators and several Louisiana Native American Basketry and Encoded artists including Marjorie Battise, Rose Fisher Greer, Robin Kang, Janie Verret…

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Janie Verret Luster: Coiled Half-Hitch Revival

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Newcomb Art Museum, Woldenberg Art Center
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
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Janie Verret Luster weaving

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" exhibition at the Newcomb Art Musem, followed by a hands-on workshop where participants will learn techniques of this unique process. This event is free to…

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