Gardiner Museum's Women, Art, & Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise Exhibition ReviewArt is so powerful. It can give voice to those who cannot speak up and help affect change in society. This power is shown in Gardiner Museum's latest Smithsonian exhibit Women, Art, & Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise.
This exhibit "tells the inspirational story of a group of women in the Deep South who achieved economic independence through making and selling pottery, and by establishing Newcomb Pottery, one of the most iconic arts and crafts brands of the late 19th and early 20th centuries."
The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise is the largest collection to tour North America in three decades. Over 125 pieces of the iconic Newcomb Pottery, metalwork, and more are displayed. There are many large placards placed throughout the spacious exhibit, telling the stories of the lives and art of the many students and teachers that passed through Newcomb Pottery's doors.
I thoroughly enjoyed this exhibit. It was quite inspirational to read about the struggles of these women that lived so long ago. I would suggest taking your time when visiting and leave the young kids at home. There is a lot of reading involved in the exhibit that might bore children. Women, Art, & Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise runs until May 18, 2015.
|Incessantly Yours by Trevor Novak from Double Take