dd May 6, 2016


MAY FLOWERS — In a 1914 Newcomb May Day celebration, the Queen, Theodora Sumner, center, was given a crown and scepter of flowers by the juniors and a large bouquet by the sophomores. Her six maids received baskets of sweet peas. During the event, held annually from 1897 to 1959, the juniors honored seniors with a performance that included dancing around a maypole, weaving ribbons.

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First Folio, William Shakespeare

First Folio!
May 9–31, 2016

The Tulane School of Liberal Arts is the state of Louisiana’s host site for “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare” — a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. The exhibition in the Angela Gregory Gallery of the Newcomb Art Museum honors William Shakespeare in 2016, on the 400th anniversary of great playwright’s death. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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