Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Poetic Pastimes: Japan and the Art of Leisure
WHEN: February 15-May 6, 2012
Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark

Ichirakusai Eisui, The Courtesan Yosooi of Matsubaya Woodblock print; Picnic Chest (Hokai), Edo peroid Lacquer and brass; Two Mandarin Ducks , Late 19th Century Ivory, wood, metal.


For Kids & Families

Circus Science
Saturday & Sunday, February 11 & 12, 2012
10 AM– 4:30 PM

Presidents' Day Open House
Monday, February 20, 2012, 12:30– 4:30 PM

Drop-in Art & Science Activities
Saturdays and Sundays
Art: Living History Now
Science: Circus Fitness

NEW! – D.I.G. LAB [Discover + Invent + Grow]
Third Saturdays of the month
February 18
Shelter from the Storm

Performance: The Legend of Sojourner Truth
Presented by Yearning to Learn
Saturday, February 4, 2012, 2 PM

NEW! Teen Workshops
Special workshops open to teens ages 13 to 18.
February 4: Body Sculpture
March 3: Ikebana – Japanese Flower Arranging
Register today! Call 973.596.6606, e-mail or register on-line.
$50 per workshop, $45 for members.

Planetarium Shows
Seven Wonders
The Little Star That Could
Extra shows on President's Day at 1, 2, 3 & 4 PM
Monday, February 20, 2012.

Looking Forward
Performance: A Thousand Cranes
Presented by Centenary Stage Company
Sunday, March 4, 2012, 1 pm

For Adult Visitors

Lectures/Conversations in the Galleries

The Art of Looking
Sunday, February 26, 2:30–3:30 PM
Topic: Focus on work by Contemporary African American Artists
Speaker: Beth Venn, Senior Curator of American Art. This gallery talk focuses on a new installation that includes work by James Andrew Brown, Willie Cole, Melvin Edwards, Barkley Hendricks, Ben Jones and Kara Walker. Many of these works have never been on view before.

Gallery Tours (Wednesdays through Sundays)

New: Bi-lingual Gallery Tours
Treasures at the Newark Museum (1 pm)
Meet your Volunteer Docent in the South Wing entrance.
French—February 5
Spanish—February 18, March 31
Portuguese—March 7
Hebrew—March 3

Senior Friday
February 10, 1–3 PM
Black History Month: Explore the Art of African Masquerade
FREE! Pre-registration required; Call 973.596.6613

Looking Forward
Live Theater Performance:
Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One