‘Women, Art and Social Change’ at GRAM Jan 31-Apr 17

Newcomb630Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) showcases works from the nation’s first all-women makers community in its exhibition, ‘Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise’ Jan 31-Apr 17. Founded in 1895 at Louisiana-based H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, the Newcomb Pottery Enterprise gave Southern women an opportunity to train as artists and support themselves doing so. From its founding to its closing in 1940, the project produced more than 70,000 works that included embroidery, jewelry making and metal work, in addition to pottery. See the 125-object exhibit at the GRAM, 101 Monroe Center NW. Lecture by Sally Main, the exhibition’s curator at 1 pm on Jan 30. For more info, go here.