Tuesday, May 7, 2013


American Arts

The American Art collection at the Newark Museum, numbering more than 12,000 paintings, sculptures, works on paper and multimedia art, is one of the finest in the country.

Stuart Davis, Place des Vosges No. 1, 1928, Oil on canvas, 21 x 28 3/4 in., Anonymous gift 1937 37.119

Special Events & Activities


Conversations in the Galleries
WHEN: Sunday, May 19, 2 PM
To Breathe Truth with Every Brush Stroke: American Artists and the Quest for Unity
SPEAKER: Mary Kate O'Hare, Ph.D., Curator of American Art

Charmion von Wiegand, Gouache #219: The Shrine of Mirror Like Wisdom (detail), 1963-1964, Gouache, chalk, and collage on paper, 18 5/8 x 14 1/2 in. Purchase 2012 Alberto Burri Memorial Fund established by Stanley J. Seeger 2012.19

Senior Fridays
WHEN: May 10


Hands-on Art and Science Gallery Activities

Double the Fun
Create your own thaumatrope toy after being inspired by the Victorian designs of the Museum's Ballantine House.
WHEN: Saturdays, 1, 2 & 3 PM

Did Dinosaurs Chew? (Generation Fit)
Generators (emPOWERED)

Spring Gardens–Seeds and Flowers (Dynamic Earth)
WHEN: Saturdays & Sundays, 1–4 PM, ongoing

Make it/Take it Saturdays
Workshops for kids and families
WHEN: May 18 & June 15, 1–4 PM

D.I.G. Lab [Discover + Invent + Go]
Be an artist, inventor and a scientist! Dig into drawers bursting with supplies, from marbles to magnets. Pick a challenge, brainstorm solutions and build your prototype.

Curiosity Carts
"Cabinet of Curiosity" carts are available for families to check-out with the themes Writing through the Ages and The Night Sky, and include touchable objects from the Teaching Collection accompanied by books and activities.


Secret of the Carboard Rocket
WHEN: Saturdays & Sundays through June 23
Recommended for children ages 6 to 9, (35 min.)
Join us for a fascinating tale of a brother and sister who set out on a rocket ship made from a cardboard box.


Inside the Jeweler’s Studio: Philadelphia
WHEN: Thursday, May 16
Benefactor Members ($500) and above are invited to join Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts, Ulysses Grant Dietz for Inside the Jeweler’s Studio: Philadelphia. Attendees will get an exclusive look at some of the key players in Philadelphia’s jewelry and craft scene.
TICKETS: $125 per person. RSVP at 973.596.6643.

Cross–Collection Curators Presentation
WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 6–8 PM
Benefactor Members ($500) and above are invited to the first meeting of the Curators’ Forum. Curators from each collecting area will present acquisitions as well as discuss conservation and discoveries from the previous year.
RSVP at 973.596.6626.
Become a member or upgrade today; call 973.596.6699 or visit newarkmuseum.org.

WHEN: Monday–Friday, July 8–August 16; 9 AM–4 PM (Extended Day: 8 AM–4:45 PM)

This innovative six-week experience includes hands-on workshops and experiments in STEAM–science, technology, engineering, arts and math, designed to ignite young minds and fuel contagious curiosity. (ages 3–13)

For further information, call 973.596.6637 or e-mail campnewarkmuseum@newarkmuseum.org. Museum members enjoy a 10% discount!

Featured Exhibitions

African Cosmos: Stellar Arts
WHEN: On view through August 11, 2013

Connecting the worlds of astronomy and art, from ancient Egypt to contemporary South Africa.




Van Gogh's The Starry Night shines brightly on teachers, students, parents and a Newark neighborhood. The fruit of their year-long labors, a magnificent 8-foot x 12-foot mural, is on
display at the Newark Museum through June 23.



Generation Fit: Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle

This exhibit explores issues of nutrition and exercise, and provides an interactive "tool kit" for disease prevention and healthy behavior.

From Our Friends

NJPAC is offering Buy One, Get One ticket discount for the Museum patrons.
Two tickets for $30 in Tier 2, use code BBOX.
Barbara Cook and The John Pizzarelli Quartet

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WHERE: Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark