Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

Exhibit of Newcomb Pottery in New Orleans

For Release On:

November 19, 2012

Baton Rouge: Newcomb artists drew inspiration from Louisiana's native plants and wildlife to create the distinctive forms and patterns prized by collectors today. The exhibit, Palm, the Pine, and the Cypress: Newcomb Pottery of New Orleans, presents more than 50 glazed ceramics pieces paired with archival photographs documenting the pottery's history through the 1940s.

Founded in 1896 with a mission to train and employ young women as professional artists, the Newcomb College art pottery in New Orleans played an important role in the international Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century.

The exhibition is housed in Madame John's Legacy, built in 1788 and considered one of the finest examples of French Colonial architecture in North America. A description of Madame John's Legacy museum complex is at: http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/properties/madame_johns_legacy/

Free admission with generous support of Friends of the Cabildo. The Exhibit runs through September 2013.


Louisiana State Museum http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/exhibi ts.aspx

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