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Newcomb Art Museum offers discounted student membership

August 09, 2018 2:00 PM
Miriam Taylor mtaylor11@tulane.edu
The discounted rates for membership at the Newcomb Art Museum are in celebration of New Orleans Museum Month. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)


Tulane University students have a new opportunity to engage with the arts on campus through a limited-time $25 membership offer from the Newcomb Art Museum.

The membership incorporates benefits offered to all museum members such as discounts at the museum’s gift shop, invitations to exhibition preview parties, private-member tours, and discounted tickets to craft workshops like the carnival-themed Muses shoe-decorating class.

Student memberships also include private visits to the studios of local New Orleans artists and reciprocal membership to 60 college and university art museums – a perfect opportunity to explore the arts for free when visiting friends across the country.

“This membership is a great chance for students to meet other students who love the arts,” said Tom Friel, coordinator for interpretation and public engagement at the museum. “They’ll get involved in the thriving arts community in the city by visiting studios, and take advantage of all the museum has to offer.”

Throughout the year the museum offers a variety of programming for students and the public. This fall, guests can look forward to three artist talks, critical tours led by a diverse group of Tulane staff and faculty, three academic lectures, a film screening, musical and art performances and a free family day.

Among the museum’s student-centric programming is “Art After Dark”— an annual student party at the museum that includes refreshments, crafts, music and more.

The museum resumes its regular hours on Aug. 21 and officially kicks off the fall season with a welcome back reception on Thursday, Sept. 6,  at 5:30 p.m., an artist talk by Brandan “BMike” Odums at 6:30 p.m., and a free public reception at 7:30 p.m.

Alumni, faculty and staff members are also eligible for 25 percent off museum memberships throughout the month of August in honor of New Orleans Museum Month.