Fallen Fruit’s art exhibit at the Newcomb Art Museum displays the school’s archives

April 12, 2018

Burns and Austin Young from Los Angeles have dubbed this installation “Empire, ” which sheds light on the different cultures that make up the city of New Orleans. The exhibition is commissioned and presented by Newcomb Art Museum, Pelican Bomb, and A Studio in the Woods and activates objects held by the Hogan Jazz Archive, Latin American Library, Louisiana Research Collection, Middle American Research Institute, Newcomb Art Museum, Newcomb College Institute, Royal D. Suttkus Fish Collection / Tulane University Biodiversity Research Institute, Southeastern Architectural Archive, Tulane Law Library, and Tulane University Archives, among other campus collections as well as the Amistad Research Center. “We want to think about what meaning means, not just in terms of our own personal identities, but what culture means overtime. One of my favorite things is unexpected here, and it probably is the fish that were cataloged and archived over decades and stored and preserved by Tulane,” says Burns. Click here to read the full article.