Sunday, May 6, 2012


Romare Bearden
Southern Recollections

WHEN: New Exhibition Opens May 23, 2012
Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark

An American Story
Featuring 80 works of art that span the career of this internationally renowned artist, the exhibition underscores not only Bearden’s artistic mastery, but also his narrative and thematic explorations of his native South. The exhibition examines how the South served as a source of inspiration throughout his career.

Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Organized by The Mint Museum,Charlotte, North Carolina.

Poetic Pastimes: Japan and the Art of Leisure

Romare Bearden, Jazz: Kansas City , 1977 Collage and paint on board, 18 ¼ × 27 in. New Orleans Museum of Art Museum Purchase, the Robert P. Gordy and Carrie Heiderich Funds. 96.2.
Art © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY


A Jazz Tribute to Romare Bearden

Performance with pianist and composer Geri Allen
WHEN: Thursday, June 7, 7 PM
Call 973.596.6613 to order tickets or purchase online.



Special Events & Activities

For Adult Visitors (Click on title for more info)

Artists in Dialogue
WHEN: Thursday, May 10, 7-8:30 PM (reception, 6-7 PM)
FREE with suggested admission (pre-registration required,
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Join Newark Museum curator Christa Clarke for an evening of conversation with Nigerian-born, US-based artists Nnenna Okore, Marcia Kure and Osi Audu.


For Kids & Families (Click on title for more info)

emPOWERED Family Day Festival and Interactive Exhibit
WHEN: Saturdays, May 19, 12 noon–4:30 PM
An interactive family science festival celebrating the opening of the new exhibit emPOWERED: Your Renewable Energy Future. There's something for everyone.


Planetarium (Click on title for more info)

Heart of the Sun
This full-dome planetarium program shows us the Sun as it has never been seen before, and for the first time takes us right inside a living star. Unraveling the mysteries of the Sun is a process that continues to challenge our imaginations.