MEDIA ADVISORY: KAWS exhibition opens Sept. 9 at Tulane’s Newcomb Art Museum

September 2, 2015

Barri Bronston
Phone: 504-314-7444

What: Opening festivities for “A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum, and Tomoo Gokita.” The evening will begin with a conversation with KAWS led by museum director Mónica Ramírez-Montagut in Dixon Hall. A reception will follow in the museum.

When: Wednesday, Sept 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Dixon Hall and Newcomb Art Museum on Tulane University’s uptown campus.  

More: The exhibition, which will be on display through Jan. 3, presents new works by KAWS alongside pieces from his collection by artists Karl Wirsum and Tomoo Gokita. Also known as Brian Donnelly, KAWS works within the pop art tradition and is considered one of the foremost artists of his generation. Works by KAWS include shaped canvases referencing pop-culture characters and COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH), a 16-foot-tall sculpture in the Newcomb Pottery Garden that employs several of the artist’s signature motifs such as its allusion to animated cartoon figures. Both events are free and open to the public.



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