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Fade Out, 1887-2006: A Retrospective Of Sophie Newcomb College Fine Art, Pottery And Crafts

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The H. Sophie Newcomb College was founded in 1887 as a school for women on the campus of Tulane University, and soon developed an influential fine arts department under the direction of legendary local artists Ellsworth and William Woodward. Famous for its art nouveau pottery and ethereal designs (such as the pictured eccentric watercolor of Lee Circle by Sadie Irvine), Newcomb won international acclaim early on. But in March of 2006, Tulane president Scott Cowan announced that, due to the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, Newcomb would cease to exist as a separate college. Fade Out, 1887-2006, an exhibit of vintage paintings, drawings, pottery and assorted crafts from Newcomb's glory days, is the Jean Bragg Gallery's tribute to this legendary institution. -- D. Eric Bookhardt

Through Sept. 30

Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art, 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.com

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