For a Limited Number of New & Renewing Members Only!
An exclusive, docent-led tour of
the Grand Rapids Art Museum's exhibit,
Women, Art and Social Change:
The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise!
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Thursday, April 14th, 6:30 p.m.
Limited to 40 participants
Sign up begins at the annual reception at the Women's City Club on Wednesday!
Forty GGRWHC members will be treated to a guided tour of the Grand Rapids Art Museum's second floor galleries by the museum's dedicated docents. The story of Newcomb Pottery began just after the Civil War as a quietly radical experiment, offering an unprecedented opportunity for southern women to train as artists and support themselves financially. Working as a collective, the enterprise produced a rich body of work - not only world renowned pottery, but also metalwork, textiles, bookbinding and jewelry.
The tour of Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise takes approximately one hour. After the tour GGRWHC members will have time to explore the GRAM's other galleries and visit the Museum Store. Group tour participants will receive 10% off their purchases in the store.
*** If any reserved spots remain after our event on Wednesday, GGRWHC members will find details and reservation information on our website.
For more information on the exhibit, see the
GRAM website and for historical information on the Newcomb Enterprise,
Not a current member of GGRWHC? Register or renew your membership and
help offset the expenses associated with annual research and programs. Your membership helps to set the record straight on the women who've made history here in our community.
GGRWHC Board Meetings
Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Vanderveen Center for the Book at the Grand Rapids Public Library. If you have suggestions for programs, oral histories, or other items, please
email us or plan to attend a meeting.
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Hats off to the historical women who've shaped West Michigan!