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New Orleans Museum of Art and THNOC Present Women Artists in Louisiana, 1825-1965: A Place of Their Own
NEW ORLEANS, LA.- This spring and summer, the New Orleans Museum of Art and The Historic New Orleans Collection present Women Artists in Louisiana, 1825–1965: A Place of Their Own, the first in a two-part series at NOMA showcasing the contributions of women artists through the permanent collections of both institutions, from April 16 to September 13.

Women Artists in Louisiana, 1825–1965 marks the fifth collaborative effort between the New Orleans Museum of Art and The Historic New Orleans Collection. Part one of the series features paintings, sculpture, Newcomb pottery, photographs and metalwork by artists who visited or resided in Louisiana from the late 19th century through the mid-1960s. Part two, opening in April 2010, will feature artworks from 1965 to the present.

The initial exhibition includes more than 50 examples by more than 40 artists, such as Caroline Durieux, Colette Heldner, Josephine Crawford, Ida Kohlmeyer and Helen Turner. Photography in the exhibition includes portraits by Florestine Perrault Collins, architectural views by Frances Benjamin Johnston and modernist still lifes by Carlotta Corpron. Newcomb Pottery decorated by Amelie Roman, Henrietta Davidson Bailey, Marie Levering Benson, Matilda Geddings Gray and Ada Wilt Lonnegan will also be on view.

Additionally, there are works by 19th-century silversmith Susan Turk and 20th century metalsmith Rosalie Mildred Roos Wiener, who also has a self-portrait in the exhibition, painted in oils with her metalworking tools on the wall behind her.

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