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?

In accordance with Tulane University’s policies and procedures during COVID and in cooperation with the University, the Newcomb Art Museum will be closed to the public until further notice. NAM is actively working to ensure the public will be able to safely visit the museum, and we hope to have more updates in September 2020. Please check back for updates.

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. PLEASE NOTE: due to COVID, the Newcomb Art Museum requires ticketed entry by appointment. Tickets are free and can be acquired through our Eventbrite portal.

Do you provide docent-led tours?

During COVID, all public tours have been cancelled. Visitors will be able to access free audio tours of our exhibitions and collections via their mobile phone. Video tours can be accessed in advance of or in place of an in-person visit. NAM will resume free public tours of its exhibitions and collection when it is safe to do so.

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. Please note due to COVID some restrictions are in place for in-person group visits.

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.