New Orleans artist and international muralist Brandan “BMike” Odums will celebrate the opening of his latest exhibition, N̶O̶T̶ Supposed 2-Be Here, at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane this Saturday, Jan. 18. This will be his first ever solo exhibition in a museum setting.
The 3-2 decision by a state appellate court allowing Tulane University to keep Newcomb College closed “threatens the rights of all donors in the state of Louisiana,” the president of the group pressing for Newcomb’s reopening said afterward.
Three of the court’s five judges upheld previous rulings that Josephine Newcomb’s founding donations more than a century ago do not require the college to be kept open into perpetuity, it was widely reported Wednesday. (See Nola.com, WWL, WGNO or WVUE for more details.)
Renee Seblatnigg, president of the Future of Newcomb College, praised the two dissenting judges, suggesting that their opinions might form the basis of an appeal to the state Supreme Court. Her complete statement is below:
Arguments over whether Tulane University must reopen Newcomb College return to the courtroom today, the Associated Press is reporting. (Via WWLTV.com)