Spring 2023 Public Programs

The Newcomb Art Museum offers guided tours and an array of public programs, all free of charge. Designed around the salient themes and images of each exhibition, such activities speak to an array of community and campus interests. Programs include lectures, symposia, artist-led family activities, public tours, performances, and studio demonstrations.

January 21, 2023 
Opening Celebration
2 pm – 6:30 pm
Join the museum for the opening reception of “Unthinkable Imagination: A Creative Response to the Juvenile Justice Crisis.” Programs include
a tour, panel discussion, family activities, refreshments, music and more!

February 2, 2023 
Artists in Focus
6 pm
Artists Langston Allston and the Young Artist Movement discuss the collaborative mural “Together, Towards Freedom,” on view in the main gallery of the museum.

February 4, 25, and March 4, 11, 18, 2023
Baby ArtsPlay

10:30 am
Engage your early learner with this series of 30-minute classes in the museum. Each stand-alone class involves music, movement and socialization for infants, toddlers and caregivers. Register at ya4la.org/programs.

March 3, 2023 
Newcomb Pottery Tour
12 pm
Take a guided tour of the museum’s collection of Newcomb Pottery with our Collections Manager Sierra Polisar. Advance registration for this event is required as space is limited.  Email spolisar@tulane.edu by March 2, 2023 to rsvp.

March 23, 2023
When I heard hope, they got scared
6 pm
A group conversation with MC Mickey Factz and rapper Mac Phipps exploring how hip-hop lyrics are exploited to perpetuate anti-Black violence, led by Tulane professors Dr. Corey Miles and Dr. Sabia McCoy-Torres of Tulane University’s Africana Studies Department.

March 25, 2023 
Where Do We Go From Here: Policies and Social Action in Juvenile Justice
2pm – 3:30pm
A panel discussion moderated by Hanan Al-Bilal centered on policies and social action the juvenile justice system, featuring speakers Kristen Rome, Co-Executive Director of Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights; Dolfinette Martin, Housing Director at Operation Restoration; Ernest Johnson, Founder and Director of Ubuntu Village NOLA; and John James, Youth and Family Advocate, Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children. 

April 14, 2023 
Fridays at Newcomb: Newcomb Pottery
Collections Manager Sierra Polisar will discuss the recently completed inventory of Newcomb Pottery and what was learned about the works and their artists. The talk is part of Fridays at Newcomb, a lunch lecture series with speakers across disciplines that is free and open to the public. This presentation will take place in the Diboll Gallery of the Newcomb Commons on Tulane’s uptown campus.

April 22, 2023 
Activate Imagination
2:30-5pm, off-site at the New Orleans African American Museum in Tremé located at 1418 Governor Nicholls St.

Spark your creativity in the historic Tremé neighborhood! This special event features dynamic art-making activities, food and music for the whole family. Dive into 45-minute creative expression workshops led by spoken-word poet Sha’Condria “iCon” Sibley and visual artist Journey Allen, while enjoying giveaways, face-painting, balloons and more! This event is free-of-charge but advance registration is required. RSVP online

Snacks and workshop participation are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached, according to the schedule:
2:30pm Fresh Fruit and Tacos
2:45 – 4:45pm Face-painting and Balloon Animals
3:00 – 3:45pm Creative Writing Workshop with Sha’Condria “iCon” Sibley
4:00 – 4:45pm Collaborative Drawing Workshop and Live Painting by Artist Journey Allen with special guest High Heal Doula

June 10, 2023 
Closing Reception for “Unthinkable Imagination”
A final celebration of youth empowerment featuring a film by the Dance for Social Change Teen Company, a talk by artist Ivy Mathis, snacks, and a youth creative showcase (8th to 12th grade).