A Transformational Gift to Support the Arts

Since the School’s founding in 1903, Isidore Newman insisted that students receive a well-rounded education as well as manual training. He was a strong proponent for arts education, with classes in music and art being required of all students. 119 years later, the same is true today.

In the fall of 2022, Isidore Newman School excitedly opened the Joy and Boysie Bollinger Performing Arts Building. Blending traditional and contemporary architecture, the Joy and Boysie Bollinger Performing Arts Building highlights the connection between this new, state-of-the-art performing arts building and Newman’s historic Jefferson Building, which serves as a part of the new building’s structural integrity.

Joy and Boysie Bollinger Performing Arts Building Highlights

  • Two spacious, acoustically optimized rehearsal rooms for Newman’s award-winning Band and Choir programs.
  • Three practice rooms, The Brickman Family Practice Room, The Kitty Greenberg Practice Room, and the Lake Family Practice Room, for students to truly hone their skills.
  • The Bart Gallery, a special space where student art and Newman’s permanent art collection hang side by side.
  • A forthcoming Black Box theatre, that will serve as a flexible theater space for smaller student productions.

This building serves as a sign of our commitment to offer a Newman education that embraces both classical liberal arts and forward-thinking, innovative educational practices. Inspiration is a hallmark of the Newman experience, and it certainly exists in this space. The Joy and Boysie Bollinger Performing Arts Building serves as a physical representation of a Neman arts education and the building will assuredly inspire both this generation and future generations of Newman students.

Make a Gift
If you are interested in more information about making a gift to Isidore Newman School, or supporting the Joy and Boysie Bollinger Performing Arts Building in other ways, please contact Mary Hoffman at (504) 896-6425 or MaryHoffman@newmanschool.org.
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