The Museum holds the world’s largest collection of Newcomb Pottery objects.

Due to space requirements for our exhibitions, Newcomb Pottery is currently not on display in the museum’s galleries. However, there are several other opportunities to experience the beauty of Newcomb Arts and Crafts on campus, as detailed on this page. For additional information please email museum@tulane.edu or call 504.865.53328.

Newcomb Pottery at the Newcomb Institute

As part of their shared commitment to provide public access to the history and works of Newcomb Pottery, Newcomb Art Museum and Newcomb Institute have created a permanent exhibit space on the third floor of the new Commons building on Tulane’s uptown campus that is free and open to the public. Spanning more than 50 years, the display, Newcomb Pottery Through the Years, centers on the historical timeline of the Pottery and the shifting style through the decades and features over 70 rarely-displayed treasures from the permanent collection including Newcomb Pottery, textiles, jewelry, metal objects, bookbinding, and more.  Accompanied by a free publication, The (Feminist) Origins of Newcomb Pottery, written by renowned art scholar Jenni Sorkin, a stop at this miniature exhibition is a must on your next visit to Tulane.

Newcomb Pottery in Woodward Way

In the entry courtyard – Woodward Way – to the Newcomb Art Museum in the Woldenberg Art Center, surrounded by stunning Tiffany Stained-Glass Windows, is a small yet impressive display of Newcomb Pottery in glass vitrines that explores the various decorative techniques used by the Pottery.

Newcomb Pottery in The Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex

Located on the opposite side of the Newcomb Quad, in The A. B. Freeman School of Business’s Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex is a small selection of pieces of Newcomb Pottery and other select works from the collection. Free and open to the public, this is a great stop to make to see additional works when visiting campus.

Newcomb Collections Tour

Newcomb Art Museum holds a free behind-the-scenes collections tour at noon on the First Friday of each month. To reserve your free spot for this engaging tour, please email spolisar@tulane.edu.

Traveling Exhibition

The Most Natural Expression of Locality: Jazz, Newcomb Pottery and the Creative Impulse in Turn-of-the-Century New Orleans is a double-sided four-panel exhibition designed for school lobbies, libraries, and other public spaces. For information about renting the exhibit please contact Tom Friel, Coordinator for Interpretation & Public Engagement, at tfriel@tulane.edu or 504.865.5361.

Exhibition curated by Teresa Parker Farris

Newcomb Pottery in 3D

Sarah (Sadie) Irvine, artist; Jonathan Browne Hunt, potter. Vase with Moss and Moon Design, 1929. Video and 3D scan produced by Ray C. Schmidt and Nelson E. Rios of the Tulane University Biodiversity Research Institute

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