Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise
Exhibit Dates: October 3, 2013-October 23, 2016
October 2, 2013
Tarpon Springs, FL -- The Two Red Roses Foundation is pleased to participate in the traveling exhibition: Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University. Three vases from the Foundation's collection are on loan and will be exhibited along with over 180 objects in the largest exhibition of Newcomb Art in more than thirty years. The exhibition opens at Tulane University's Newcomb Art Gallery in New Orleans and then travels to Athens, Georgia, Orange, Texas, Toronto, Canada, Washington, D.C., finally closing in Nashville, Tennessee.
The following is a brief introduction of the exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University:
"One of the most significant American art potteries of the twentieth century, Newcomb works are a graceful union of form and decoration inspired by the flora and fauna of the Gulf South. Each piece is one of a kind- and collectively they create a distinctive southern art form.
In 1895, the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, Tulane University's women's coordinate college, established the Newcomb Pottery in New Orleans, and conceived it as part artist collective, part social experiment, and part business enterprise initiative under the auspices of an educational program. The art school facultyincorporated the philosophies and tenets of the English Arts and Crafts movement into their curriculum to teach Southern women self-reliance by way of an education and gain financial independence through the sale of their wares. The Pottery thrived until 1940.
Today these remarkable, distinctive art objects continue to be critically acclaimed and highly sought-after, and the Newcomb program is a rich mine for academic research. Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise showcases a striking collection of Newcomb pottery, metalwork, bookbinding, and textiles with text that draws from new scholarship to explore the history of the Pottery and its importance as a social and artistic experiment".
The exhibition dates and locations are as follows:
- October 3, 2013 - March 9, 2014
Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
- May 17, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
- September 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Stark Museum of Art, Orange, TX
- February 3, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- June 12, 2015 - August 30, 2015
The Wolfsonian, Florida International University, Miami, FL
- October 16, 2015 - January 3, 2016
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL
- January 23, 2016 - April 17, 2016
Grand Rapids Arts Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
- May 7, 2016 - July 10, 2016
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
- July 30, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN