About the Collection
The University’s art collection features more than 8,000 objects, including:
- sculptural works such as John Gadsby Chapman’s rendering of two Old Testament heroines and Randolph Rogers’ neo-classic American sculpture of Chateaubriand’s star-crossed lovers, as well as works by Hiram Powers, Thomas Crawford, Paul Manship, and Angela Gregory
- historical and fine art printmaking and drawings including engravings from Birds of America by John James Audubon, social realist lithographs by Caroline Durieux, and abstractions by Conrad Marca-Relli and Robert Motherwell
- paintings with works by colonial-era painter José Francisco Salazar, Jean-Joseph Vaudechamp, Kentucky artist William Edward West, and Ohio-born Herman Gustave Herkomer.; also in the collection are two notable landscapes including a depiction of New Orleans’ bustling antebellum waterfront by French painter Hippolyte Sebron and a tranquil river scene by Barbizon artist Jean-Baptiste-Camile Corot
- historical photographs and contemporary photographic works including pieces by Andy Warhol, Joel Meyerowitz, Garry Winogrand, Carrie Mae Weems, Andy Warhol, Lucien Clergue, Caleb Cain Marcus, and Donna Ferrato, among others
- new acquisitions, Asian art, decorative arts, as well as works from the Tulane University Founding Collection.
Additionally, Newcomb Art Museum holds the the world’s largest collection of Newcomb Arts and Crafts produced at Newcomb College from 1895 until 1940, and a gorgeous array of Tiffany Stained Glass Windows.