World-class exhibitions set amidst iconic architecture
January 31, 2016-April 17, 2016
The story of the Newcomb Pottery Enterprise began just after the Civil War; a time when the American South struggled to reinvent itself and American women were beginning the long road toward suffrage and self-determination. In the decades that followed, the Newcomb Pottery enterprise emerged as a quietly radical experiment, offering Southern women the unprecedented opportunity to train as artists and support themselves financially. Working as a collective, the women of Newcomb Pottery produced a rich body of work inspired by the flora and fauna of the Gulf South. Featuring world-renowned pottery, metalwork, textiles, bookbinding, jewelry, and other handicrafts, this exhibition offers insight into the lives of these extraordinary women who made a lasting impression on American art and industry.