Newcomb Art Gallery - Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
$10,000 toward the exhibition and accompanying catalogue Signs and Symbols: The Abstract Language of Ida Kohlmeyer, curated by Tulane art history professor Michael Plante. Kohlmeyer began painting in her thirties after a trip to Mexico where she was inspired by ceramic folk art. After studying in New York with Hans Hofmann, Kohlmeyer returned to New Orleans where she taught painting at the Newcomb Art Department of Tulane University. Her paintings and sculpture represent a complex system of hieroglyphs and abstract symbols, all expressed through a vivid use of color.