Events & Exhibitions

Spring 2024 Events

Newcomb Art Events google calendar

March 4-12: MFA Thesis Exhibition #1: Amber Rane Sibley + Cole Wiley | Carroll Gallery

March 19-20: Visiting Artist: Steven Durow | Pace-Willson Glass Studio

March 21-April 5: MFA Thesis Exhibition #2: AO Carmona + Dontré Major | Carroll Gallery

April 5-April 6: Conference in honor of Elizabeth Boone | Stone Auditorium

April 11-19: MFA Thesis Exhibition #3: Caitlin E. Waugh + Sean Clark | Carroll Gallery

April 17: Simmons Lecture: Hsueh-man Shen, "From Buddhist Reliquaries to Navigational Aids: Stupas in Maritime East Asia, ca. 900–1300" | 6pm Stone Auditorium

April 25: Newcomb Art Awards + BFA reception

May 16: Bachelor of Arts exhibition: reception

Recent Lectures and Events

February 22 VOICES OF THE NEW BELARUS: documentary video art by Andrei Kureichik & installation by Diana Cupsa. 
Public lecture by Andrei Kureichik, Thursday, February 22nd at 5 pm in Stone Auditorium 210 Woldenberg Art Center, followed by exhibition reception: 6:15-8 pm in the Carroll Gallery. Exhibition on view in the Carroll Gallery February 21-27, 2024. M-F 9-4, Sat and Sun 2-6 pm.

January 18: Beyond Alberti's Window exhibition: reception 5:30-7:30pm | Carroll Gallery

Flyer for Beyond Alberti's Window

February 2: Get-to NOLA Arts site visit: Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Newcomb Art Department Holiday Sale December 8 & 9

MFA Open Studios Friday, December 8, 4:00-7:00pm

How Far So Near: Angela Bartram, Lee Deigaard, Mandy-Suzanne Wong  
January 17 - February 23, Carroll Gallery  
Artists' talk + Reception: Thursday, January 19th  
talk: 5:30 pm, Stone Auditorium, Zoom link for talk:  
reception: 6:30 pm, Carroll Gallery

Charlene Villaseñor Black, "Thinking About Migration Through Latinx Art" Phi Beta Kappa Lecture  
Monday, January 30, 6:00pm, Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center 205

Felli Maynard & Ina Kaur MFA Lectures Wednesday, February 8, 6pm, Stone Auditorium

Lee Laa Guillory & Erica Westenberger MFA Lectures Tuesday, February 14, 6pm, Stone Auditorium

Stephanie Steele MFA Lecture Thursday, February 23, 6pm, Stone Auditorium

Daniel Alley: Visiting Artist Sculpture demo and artist talk: Wednesday, March 1, 3-6pm, Pace-Willson Glass Studio

Felli Maynard & Ina Kaur MFA Thesis Exhibitions Opening reception: Friday, March 10, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Carroll Gallery

Lisa Pon & Tracy Cosgriff: Pages, Plaster, and Computer Screens: Reimagining Raphael and the Library of Julius II Terry K. Simmons Lecture: Monday, March 13, 6:00pm, Stone Auditorium, 210 Woldenberg Art Center

Tina Campt: Listening to Images Black Studies Book Club Lecture: Thursday, March 16, 6:00pm, 210 Woldenberg Art Center

Tina Campt: Listening to Images Black Studies Book Club Discussion: Friday, March 17, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Matthew Rarey: Atlantic Slavery and the Ethics of Cartography: Brazil, September 1763 Stern Lecture: Monday, March 20, 5:30pm, Freeman Auditorium, 205 Woldenberg Art Center

Stephanie Steele MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening reception: Friday, March 24, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Carroll Gallery

Visiting Artist Meredith Stern: Printmaking Workshop, Monday, March 27, 3:30-6pm, 302 Woldenberg Art Center, supported by the Sandra Garrard Fund for Recent Trends in Contemporary Art

Imani Jacqueline Brown: Sensing Cosmologies Beyond Extractivism Garrard Lecture: Tuesday, April 11, 6:00pm, Stone Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center 210, supported by the Sandra Garrard Fund for Recent Trends in Contemporary Art

Lee Laa Guillory & Erica Westenberger MFA Thesis Exhibitions Opening reception: Friday, April 14, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Carroll Gallery

Jennifer Sichel: Criticism without Authority: Gene Swenson and Jill Johnston’s Queer Practices Sandra Garrard Memorial Lecture Friday, April 21, 6pm, Stone Auditorium

Student Art Awards Thursday, April 27, 6:15 - 6:45pm, Stone Auditorium

BFA Exhibition - Yu Jung (Kay) So: Imaginary Origins Opening reception: Thursday, April 27, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Carroll Gallery. Exhibition on view April 27 - May 5, 2023

MFA Open Studios Friday, May 5, 6:00 – 8:00pm

BA Exhibition Exhibition on view May 11 - 19, 2023. Reception: Thursday, May 18, 5:30 - 7:30pm, Carroll Gallery.

Jordan Hess: How to Mend Rope | MFA Thesis Exhibition | July 27 - August 8, 2023 | Carroll Gallery  
reception: Thursday, July 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

David Sullivan: Negative Prompt August 21 - September 15, 2023 | Carroll Gallery  
Reception: Wednesday, August 23, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

EMANCIPATION: The Unfinished Project of Liberation August 17- December 8, 2023 | Newcomb Art Museum  
Opening reception: Thursday, September 7, 6-8 pm  
Exhibition co-curators Maurita N. Poole, PhD, and Margaret C. Adler will be in conversation with multimedia artist Sadie Barnette about liberatory spaces and the artist’s process. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will follow the discussion. The museum will be open prior to the reception, so arrive early for a closer view of the exhibition.MFA Info Session In-Person  
Interested in applying to our funded MFA program? We will be hosting an in-person walkthrough of our studio art facilities on Friday, September 8 from 4:00-5:00pm in the Woldenberg Art Center, starting at the Carroll Gallery on the 2nd Floor. The tour will be led by Aaron Collier, Associate Professor of Painting & Drawing and the Director of Graduate Studies in Studio Art.

Get-to-NOLA ARTS site visit: New Orleans African American Museum 1418 Governor Nicholls  
Friday, September 8, 11 am - 12 pm  
Graduate Students: Join us as we tour the New Orleans African American Museum and are treated to a special session in conversation with the museum staff.

Art & Artifical Intelligence Tuesday, September 12, Stone Auditorium, 5:00 pm  
Artist’s talk by David Sullivan, Adjunct Professor, Newcomb Art Department of Tulane University, followed by a conversation with Dr. Aron Culotta, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Tulane University

Masked Violence, Pt. 2 September 21 - October 20, 2023 | Carroll Gallery  
* Organized and designed by Tulane students Sophi Tomasulo and Francesca Curtin. Sponsored by the Dorothy Beckemeyer Skau Fund for Art and Music, administered by the Newcomb College Institute.

Opening reception Thursday, September 21, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Healing with Your Hands workshop with MaPó Kinnord, Thursday, September 28, 5 – 7 pm

Zine/Collage workshop with Karoline Schleh Tuesday, October 10, 5 – 7 pm

Closing reception with healing workshop Friday, October 20, 4 – 6 pm

Hugh Hayden: American Dream | Sandra Garrard Memorial Lecture | Tuesday, September 26, 6pm Freeman Auditorium  
The Newcomb Art Department welcomes artist Hugh Hayden for the Fall 2023 Sandra Garrard Memorial Lecture, an annual program focused on the most critical issues in contemporary art. Hayden will discuss his artistic practice and commissioned work in the Emancipation exhibition. The museum will be open in the evening and light refreshments follow the lecture.

"Pillow Talk" with Ina Kaur | Fridays at Newcomb | Friday, September 29, 12pm | Diboll Gallery, Newcomb Institute

Cristina Sharpe, author of In the Wake | Africana Studies Book Club Lecture | Thursday, October 12, 6pm | Qatar Ballroom LBC  
The Africana Studies Program introduces to campus an ongoing series, Black Studies Book Club. Each semester, BSBC brings a scholar whose recent publication has shifted the conversation in Africana Studies to campus to give a public lecture and discuss their recent work (free and open to everyone). Our fifth Black Studies Book Club Scholar is Christina Sharpe, who will be speaking about her book In the Wake on Thursday, October, 12 in the Qatar Ballroom, LBC. There will be a reception following the moderated Q&A.

MFA Info Session Virtual  
Interested in applying to our funded MFA program? A virtual Q&A session will take place on ZOOM on Monday, October 16 from 6:30-7:30pm CT. Professor Collier will share a brief presentation from 6:45-7:00, and will be present to field specific questions before and after the presentation. Please email to RSVP.

Federico Navarrete: The history of sixteenth-century Mexico, beyond the “Spanish conquest” | Inaugural Holt Lecture | Thursday, October 19, 6pm | Stone Auditorium  
This lecture will propose an alternative explanation of the transformations of the Mesoamerican world in the 16th century that is no longer centered on the conquest itself, but rather takes into account a broader view of the period. It will address the complex dynamics of social collaboration, alliance and integration between the Indigenous world and the colonial order that allowed the formation of New Spain, from 1519 to 1550. In explaining the transformations after that date, it will also foreground the overwhelming impact of the colonial genocide that took place between 1520 and 1580.

Hot Glass Demo | Homecoming Wave '23 Weekend | Friday, October 20, 2pm | Pace-Willson Glass Studio

Elizabeth Morrison: Seeing the Medieval World Through The Book of Marvels | Stern Lecture | Thursday, November 2, 6pm | Stone Auditorium  
Elizabeth Morrison, Senior Curator of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum, will discuss the Getty’s fifteenth-century French manuscript of the Book of the Marvels of the World, which weaves together tales of locales both near and far based on ancient sources, medieval folklore, and the supposed travels of eyewitnesses. Its compelling but often fictitious descriptions and images were intended at once to attract Christian European readers with a sense of the “exotic” and repel them by reinforcing their own sense of civilized superiority, a legacy that extends into the modern world.

Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Juror TBA  
reception: Thursday, November 2, 5:30pm | Carroll Gallery

MFA Lectures: Sean Clark and Amber Rane Sibley Thursday, November 9, 6pm Stone Auditorium

MFA Lectures: Cole Wiley and Caitlin E. Waugh Tuesday, November 14, 6pm Stone Auditorium

MFA Lectures: AO Carmona and Dontré Major Thursday, November 16, 6pm Stone Auditorium

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