From Tulane University:
Adult coloring books are especially popular right now, and the Newcomb Art Museum offers a historical version that will be fun for grownups, kids and more.
The museum’s Newcomb Enterprise: Coloring Book contains 14 line drawings of drawings of Newcomb arts and crafts including pottery, metalwork and textiles.
The pamphlet-size book also provides a brief history lesson on the art pottery, an enterprise of Newcomb College that started in 1895. It reveals that another distinctly American art form — jazz — was also “born” in New Orleans that year.
The book includes notes about the decorators (as the Newcomb artists were called), their ciphers (the unique mark of each artist), the works’ decorative motifs and the materials from which the original art work was made.
The coloring books will be available free of charge beginning June 15.
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