Tuesday, April 22, 2014


The Making of A Civil Rights Icon:
The Problem We All Live With by Norman Rockwell

WHEN: Sunday, April 27, 2:30 PM
Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark
ADMISSION: FREE to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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.

Surrounded by U.S. Marshals, six-year-old Ruby Bridges became the very first black student to attend the all-white William Frantz Pubic School in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 14, 1960. Perhaps never had so much hatred been directed at so perfect a symbol of innocence.

Norman Rockwell captured this moment in our history 50 years ago and it continues to have a profound hold our collective consciousness today. 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.

Complimentary Shuttle Service provide on Saturdays & Sundays, noon-5 pm (every 20 minutes) to and from Newark Penn Station and Broad Street Station, courtesy of Prudential for the Norman Rockwell exhibition.

The Problem We All Live With, Illustration for Look, January 14, 1964, ©Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved. Norman Rockwell Museum Collection

Other Upcoming Programs

The Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience and the Newark Black Film Festival present

Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent
WHEN: Wednesday, April 30, 6 PM
Free and open to the public
Screening will be followed by a Q&A and reception.

This remarkable film captures the life and times of Rabbi Joachim Prinz of Newark. The stark evil and legacies of the Holocaust, the presence of racial injustice on American soil, and the friendship of Rabbi Prinz and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are brought to light in this poignant film on a great American clergyman.

The Inaugural Kevin Shanley Annual Tibetan Art Lecture

Dunhuang, a Buddhist Oasis & Gateway to Tibet
WHEN: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6–8 PM
FREE; pre-registration required. Register online or call 973.596.6613.
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.

7th Annual Dinosaur Day
WHEN: Saturday, May 3, 10 AM–4:30 PM
ADMISSION: Activities free with suggested admission unless otherwise noted.

Join in a fun-filled day of activities for the entire family.

  • Roaring, breathing 15 ft. T-Rex from Field Station: Dinosaurs
  • Live Reptile & Bird shows
  • Geological Demonstrations
  • Fossil Rubbings
  • Shark Tooth Fossil Dig
  • Planetarium shows*
  • Meet Dora the Explorer
  • Hurricane Simulator* —Experience winds up to 80 mph
  • Enjoy "Dinosaur Sandwiches" from the restaurant-parter Dinosaur Bar-B-Que*.
    *With additional charge

SPECIAL Membership Discount on Dinosaur Day
Sign up at the Garden Entrance

  • Receive $5 off on a one-year Family membership and receive exclusive benefits.
  • Free admission for two adults and up to four children
  • Avoid the lines by using Member’s Express
  • Free performance tickets (Dino Day Only)
  • 10% discount at the Museum Shops and CafĂ©
  • Four Planetarium tickets (one-time use)
  • Invitation for two adults to members-only exhibition previews and openings
  • Discounts on Museum programs, courses and lectures
  • Members Only Event on Dinosaur Day 9 AM–10 AM

Sign up for the Member-Only Dino Origami activity and beat the crowd before we open to the public & receive your dinosaur day show tickets. Space is limited. RSVP required by April 30. Call 973.596.6699 or email Look for the Members-Only entrance and skip the lines.