The Newcomb Art Gallery is dedicated to the enrichment of the cultural and intellectual life of Tulane University and the New Orleans community. The gallery’s mission is to present high quality exhibitions that enhance the University’s curriculum, link the city and the University through a common interest in the arts, and bring intellectually stimulating cultural opportunities to the community that other governmental and academic institutions are unable to do.
The Arts Council of New Orleans each year celebrates the Community Arts Awards. Since 1977, the Community Arts Awards have recognized living individuals, organizations and corporations which have made outstanding contributions to the arts in New Orleans. Recipients are continue selected for their artistic excellence, sustained contributions, unique achievements, perseverance, and a deep commitment to the arts and local community.