Tuesday, March 5, 2013

MARCH DOINGS @ THE NEWARK MUSEUM

On View Now

WHERE: 49 Washington Street, Newark

Connecting the worlds of astronomy and art, from ancient Egypt to contemporary South Africa, African Cosmos: Stellar Arts is the first major exhibition to explore the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and its intersection with both traditional and contemporary art.

Gavin Jantjes, Untitled, 1989-90, Acrylic on canvas, 78 ¾ × 118 ¹⁄₈ in., National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections. Acquisition Program, 96-23-1, Photograph by Franko Khoury

Special Events & Activities

Make It/Take It Saturday: Nano Day
WHEN: Saturday, March 16, noon—4:30 PM
Fun activities for all ages:

  • Twisted and Bent: The Properties of “Memory Wire”
  • Nano Fabrics: Learn how stains are repelled
  • Liquid Crystal Diodes: Examine how the display on your calculator works

Two-Part Course: Astronomy for Beginners or What You Always Wanted to Know About the Cosmos, But Were Afraid to Ask
WHEN: Tuesday, March 12 & April 9, 2 PM
SPEAKER:: Kevin Conod, Astronomer and Planetarium Manager
FEE: Subscription $25 members; $35 non-members; $20 individual lectures. Registration required, call 973.596.6613 or register on-line here.

Art Classes and Workshops for Adults

Spring sessions begin Tuesday, March 12
Register Now
For details, click link here.

 

 

Owusu-Ankomah, Ghana. Starkid, 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 240 cm. Collection of the artist. Photograph by Jonathan Greet, image courtesy of October Gallery, London <br />

Owusu-Ankomah, Ghana. Starkid, 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 240 cm. Collection of the artist. Photograph by Jonathan Greet, image courtesy of October Gallery, London

DROP-IN ART & GALLERY ACTIVITIES
WHEN: Saturdays, 1, 2 & 3 PM

Starkid and Children of the Moon
Artists have been inspired by the night sky for thousands of years, as seen in the new exhibition African Cosmos: Stellar Arts. This month, create a heavenly artwork of stars, comets and constellations of your own.

D.I.G. Lab [Discover + Invent + Grow]
WHEN: March 16, noon—4:30 PM

Nano Inventor
It's your time to be an artist, an inventor and an engineer! Dig into drawers bursting with supplies, from marbles to magnets. Pick a challenge, brainstorm solutions and build your prototype. Imagine a new use for the world's thinnest materials using cutting-edge nano technology.

 

PLANETARIUM

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
WHEN: Through March 31
Saturdays & Sundays, 1 & 3 PM
See the constellation Orion come to life in an imaginative,
fun-filled, animated adventure.

Stars of the Pharaohs
WHEN: Through March 31
Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays, 2 PM
Saturdays & Sundays, 2 & 4 PM

Discover how ancient Egyptians studied the skies to tell time, create workable calendars and align gigantic monuments.