Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I park?

Tulane University manages all parking on campus, including spaces near the Newcomb Art Museum. Please see our Parking Information page for detailed information about parking when planning your visit.

Is Newcomb Pottery on Display?

Newcomb Pottery is not always on display in the museum however, the museum regularly exhibits works from the Newcomb Pottery Enterprise – which includes pottery, metalwork and jewelry, embroidery and bookbinding – throughout Tulane University’s campus. For information on where and how these works can be viewed, please see our Newcomb on Display page.

Is the Museum open during COVID?

The Newcomb Art Museum is reopening to the public May 22, 2021. Our summer hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free but tickets are required, book your free ticket at the link here.

Can I visit the Museum without a mask?

No one over the age of 2 will be permitted to enter the museum without a face covering during COVID. The face covering must be worn over the guests’ nose and mouth throughout the entirety of their visit. The museum will have disposable face coverings available for use if needed. All guests will be required to adhere to Tulane safety policies during their visit. Absolutely no exceptions will be made.

Is there a cost of admission?

Admission to the Newcomb Art Museum is always free. Reserve your free tickets today at the link here.

Do you provide docent-led tours?

Yes, during the summer our tour schedule is as follows:

  • Newcomb Pottery Tours
    June 4, July 2, August 6 at noon
    Join the Newcomb Art Museum for a guided tour highlighting our permanent collection of Newcomb Pottery and the history of the Newcomb Enterprise! The tour is free but limited to 10 people. Email Sierra Polisar at spolisar@tulane.edu to RSVP for a tour.
  • Tiffany Window Tours
    June 18, July 16, August 20 at noon
    Join the Newcomb Art Museum for a guided tour exploring the Tiffany Windows on the Tulane uptown campus! The tour is free but limited to 10 people. Email Tom Friel at tfriel@tulane.edu to RSVP for a tour.
  • Exhibition Tours
    June, July, August Saturdays at noon
    Join the Newcomb Art Museum on Saturdays at noon guided tour of Laura Anderson Barbata: Transcommunality! The tour is free but limited to 10 people. Email Tom Friel at tfriel@tulane.edu to RSVP for a tour.

I am interested in viewing a specific artist’s work. Will I be able to do so on my visit?

Due to the size of the Museum, not all works from our collection are on display for public viewing. Our Current Exhibitions page will list artists whose works on display in the Museum. Please see our Collections Page to search works in our Collection that are not on display. For research inquiries, please see our Research and Class Visits page for more information.

As an instructor, how can I bring my students to NAM?

As part of Tulane University, NAM values and welcomes educational groups to the Museum. Please see our Research and Class Visits page for more information. You may also email our Coordinator for Interpretation and Public Engagement at tfriel@tulane.edu

Do you appraise or authenticate Newcomb Pottery?

As Museum we are unable to appraise or authenticate objects for the public, including Newcomb Pottery. We recommend contacting a licensed appraiser. There are several appraisers in New Orleans familiar with Newcomb Pottery Enterprise objects.

Do you accept submissions from artists?

We do not accept submissions for consideration of future exhibitions at this time. Any future calls for submissions will be made public through our email and social media channels.