“Women, Art, and Social Change” Pottery Exhibit in New Orleans

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Newcomb Art Gallery | New Orleans, LA DWI Attorney | Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias, LLCThroughout history, female artists have played a critical role in the cultural development of the world. Reflecting that impact is the newest exhibit at the Newcomb Art Gallery, titled, “Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise.”

If you have never visited the Newcomb Art Gallery, it is a must-see cultural immersion for Tulane University and the New Orleans community. It encompasses the Wolenberg Art Center at Tulane, serving as a physical—and symbolic—bridge between the university’s art studio and art history programs.

As the gallery is part of Tulane, it aims to present interdisciplinary exhibitions that are challenging, innovative, and socially relevant. It is smaller than your typical city museum, broader in scope than a contemporary arts center, and more international in reach that most commercial art galleries tend to be.

In line with such exhibits is the “Women, Art, and Social Change” event. The gallery organized the exhibit with the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service. It is the largest presentation of Newcomb arts and crafts in over 25 years.

Artworks from various time periods examine the role that enterprise played in promoting art for the betterment of women. Through this, the effects on New Orleans business and cultural communities, still struggling from the results of the Civil War, are apparent.

Iconic pottery will highlight the exhibit, as well as textiles, metalwork, jewelry, bookbinding and some historical artifacts.

“Women, Art, and Social Change” will give insights into Newcomb philosophy, friendships, craftsmanship, and more importantly, the women who made a mark on American art and industry throughout the country’s history.

From all of us at Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias, LLC, we highly recommend taking advantage of this great exhibit in New Orleans while you still have the chance. It will be at Tulane from now until March 9, 2014, so be sure to mark your calendars accordingly.

New Orleans has such a rich art history, shaped largely in part by the women who made the culture we know today possible.

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