Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise explores the production of one of the most significant American art potteries of the 20th century. Each piece is one of a kind — but collectively they create a distinctive Southern art form.
Newcomb Pottery was established in 1895 as an educational experiment of H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, the women’s coordinate college at Tulane University. The quasi-commercial venture offered an opportunity for Southern women to support themselves financially during and after their training as artists. Inspired by the flora and fauna of the Gulf South, the pieces offer insight into the extraordinary women who made a lasting impression on American art and industry.
Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise is organized by the Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. This exhibition is supported by grants from the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.
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