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Newcomb Art Museum Visit

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Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane

6823 Saint Charles Avenue

#202

New Orleans, LA 70118

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Tulane students, staff, and faculty - schedule your visit to the Newcomb Art Museum today!

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Following guidelines set forth by Tulane University for the safety of our community, Newcomb Art Museum will be open solely for Tulane University students, staff, and faculty Saturdays this Fall. Free to visit, we invite you to book a ticket today to reserve a time to explore the groundbreaking exhibition NOT Supposed 2-BE Here, the first solo exhibition in a museum setting for New Orleans’ visual artist Brandan “Bmike” Odums.

The exhibition, which features brand new site-specific installations, as well as past work, is part retrospective and part futurescape. Addressing the question of who or what kind of art belongs in a museum, the show explores four different takes on inclusion and identity drawn across notions of art, race, place, and accessibility.

These themes take form as colossal paintings, sculpture, mixed media, and immersive installations – from one room that reckons with the spiritual impact of Katrina to another room that honors local legends from New Orleans Access Television (NOATV) and pays homage to Odums’ early roots in film and television during his time with 2-Cent Entertainment. The thread of questioning identity continues throughout the exhibition as Odums’ wrestles with such concepts as Black power, the definition of Blackness, and the responsibility of the artist to his audience and community. NOT Supposed 2-Be Here is a chance for audiences to envision and engage with the bold histories –and futures– that Odums’ work encapsulates, and explore the alchemy of one of New Orleans’ most prominent, contemporary visual artists.

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The museum is limited to 15 visitors at a time and face masks are required to be worn throughout the visit. If you have questions about our safety protocols or would like to book a private tour for your class, please email museum@tulane.edu.

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