A Retrospective

Art for Arts' Sake 2017

Opening Reception: October 14, 6 - 8pm
Exhibition will be on display until October 28.


Dorothy J. Coleman’s life-long love of art led her beyond patronage in 1980 to become the president of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, was a member of the Newcomb Art School class of 1941, and is an accomplished artist. As a longtime patron of the arts in New Orleans, Dotty has been recognized with many awards for her continuing support of the arts in the city. She was described as an “arts visionary” when she received the New Orleans Arts Council Mayor’s Arts Award for her contributions.

This selection of her work is a sampling from her abundant production from 1940 to the present.