Complimentary Shuttle Service will be provided on Saturdays & Sundays, noon-5 PM (every 20 minutes) to and from Newark Penn Station and Broad Street Station, courtesy of Prudential.
Looking at Norman Rockwell’s America Through His Eyes
Speakers: Joyce K, Schiller, Curator of The Rockwell Center for American Visual Arts
WHEN: Sunday, April 6, 2:30–4 PM
Explore the power of Norman Rockwell as a mythmaker who played by the rules of mainstream visual culture in the 30s, 40s, 50s until he broke out and courageously confronted social injustice in his work in the 60s. (Image: Christmas Homecoming, cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, December 25, 1948 ©1948: SEPS Norman Rockwell Museum Collection)
A Public Forum
The Making of A Civil Rights Icon: The Problems We All Live With by Norman Rockwell
Guest speakers: Laurie Norton Moffat, Director of the Norman Rockwell Museum; and Robert Snyder, Director of the Graduate Program in American Studies at Rutgers-Newark.
WHEN: Sunday, April 27, 2:30 PM
Explore the social context, the making of this work of art, Rockwell’s process, the public reaction and its on-going impact. Explore the power of visual language to prompt cultural transformation. (Image: The Problem We All Live With, Illustration for Look, January 14, 1964, ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved. Norman Rockwell Museum Collection)
Travel Opportunities for Members
Retracing Rockwell’s Steps
WHEN: April 23, 2014
FEE: $130 per person
Guided tour through American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell at the Newark Museum. Then board the bus to retrace Norman Rockwell’s beginnings at National Academy of Design and The American Society of Illustrators.
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Kevin Shanley Tibetan Art Lecture Series
Dunhuang, a Buddhist Oasis & Gateway to Tibet
WHEN: Thursday, May 1, 6–8 PM
Speaker: Katherine Anne Paul, Ph.D., Curator, Arts of Asia
When Tibet was at the zenith of its military power in the 8th century, it ruled over the city of Dunhuang in Western China. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dunhuang was a crucial oasis between the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts, a vital post along the ancient silk route. This talk will explore the extraordinary legacy of Dunhuang, through the lens of Tibetan influence.
KIDS & FAMILIES
APRIL: Explore the Science & Art of Communication
Art Detective (Saturday only)
Indestructible Carry All (Saturday April 19 only)
Nanotechnology & 21st-Century Communications (Saturday & Sunday)
Body Communications (Saturday & Sunday)
Bio Power (Saturday & Sunday)
Generation Fit Family Day
WHEN: Saturday, April 12, noon-4:30 PM
Fun Activities, Film and Lecture, FREE with Museum Admission
Enjoy a fun day learning how to eat right and stay fit. Activities throughout the day include: Zumba® Fitness Class, Yoga for Fitness and Wellness, Nutrition in the Garden, Burning Calories Lab, Burning Calories Lab, Nutrition Game and more.
AUSTIN THE UNSTOPPABLE
WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 3:30 PM*
This fun, upbeat children's musical played by George Street Playhouse engages families and children in the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise.
*Seating is on a first-come basis
Camp Newark Museum 2014. Register today!
WHEN: July 7–August 15, 9 AM–4 PM
Six one-week sessions for Children, ages 3 to 13:
Spend the summer at Camp Newark Museum, an innovative six-week experience where 80 world-class art and science galleries are at your fingertips! Hands-on workshops and experiments in STEAM—science, technology, engineering, arts and math—ignite young minds and fuel contagious curiosity.
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Back to the Moon
WHEN: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 2 PM; Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 4 PM
Recommended for adults and children ages 9 and up (35 minutes)
The new space race has begun! This new full dome planetarium show immerses you in the story of how teams around the world are competing in the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE to go back to the Moon for good.
SPRING BREAK FUN
WHEN: April 16–18 & April 23–25; 2 & 4 PM Back to the Moon; 3 PM Little Star
Liberty Science Center Reciprocal Day
Not a Museum Member? Call us at 973.596.6699 for information about becoming a member, or visit newarkmuseum.org.
Party Time: Re-imagine America
A Centennial Commission by Yinka Shonibare MBE
On view through November 9
On view for the first time since its original installation in 2009--and for a limited time--Party Time is set in the mahogany-paneled dining room of the Ballantine House. In this opulent interior, the artist has staged an imagined scene of a late nineteenth century dinner party midway through a multi-course feast.
Dating from seven different dynastic periods—stretching from the second century BC to contemporary works—this installation provides a profound rationale for why the name of the country became a synonym for the ceramic arts while demonstrating an abridged introduction of some of the most significant and celebrated ceramic types in Chinese history.
Moon flask with Floral and Pomegranate Motifs, China, Yongzheng Mark and Period (1723-35), Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Porcelain with underglaze blue, Herman P. and Paul E. Jaehne Collection, Gift 1941 41.1939
Generation Fit: Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle
This interactive family experience explores issues of nutrition and exercise, and provides an interactive "tool kit" for disease prevention and healthy behavior. The exhibit's interactive components, animation and exercise challenges help visitors appreciate that small incremental changes in good nutrition and activity can lead to a healthier lifestyle.