Thursday, May 29, 2014


Hunterdon Art Museum

WHERE: 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton

Free Art-Making Series Starts Sunday

The Katherine Trubek Sundays on the Terrace series encourages families to create works of art while enjoying an afternoon at one of the prettiest places in all of New Jersey. Everyone can join in the fun from 1 to 4 PM this Sunday (June 1) and create animals out of newspapers and other art materials. Let your imagination run wild creating fantasy animals like dragons or unicorns, or make your favorite family pet or wild animal. We hope to fill our terrace with animals!

This series honors Katherine Bell Trubek (1904-1991), one of the artist founders of the Hunterdon Art Museum. Her art is currently on display in our Artist Founders of the Hunterdon Art Museum show. Trubek's work was influenced by the still life paintings of the 20th century Italian master Giorgio Morandi. Her art captures Morandi’s quiet elegance, but her carefully placed arrangements are more open and her colors less muted. Among the roughly 15 still life paintings included in this exhibition is Homage to Sergio de Campos Mello and Toshiko Takaezu, which pays homage to the work of the Brazilian painter and Japanese ceramicist.

Future Katherine Trubek Sundays on the Terrace events are June 22, 29; July 13, 20, 27; Aug. 10, 24; Sept. 7, 21; Oct. 5, 19. All events run from
1 to 4 PM
This series is supported by a gift from the Trubek family.

Get Your Art on Tap Tickets!

Join us Sunday, June 8 from 2 to 5 PM for Art on Tap, our annual beer and food tasting fundraising event for the Museum. Last year's event sold out so don't delay ordering your tickets!

You'll sample amazing domestic beers including Yards Brewery's Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale, Sixpoint Brewery’s Bengali Tiger, Weyerbacher’s Merry Monks, Ballast Point’s Sculpin and Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’. Imported beers for tasting will include Crabbies, Ginger Beer; Jever Pilsner and Young’s Double Chocolate Stout.

Accompanying the beverages will be various culinary delights including: rocket shrimp, vegetable spring rolls, a Middle Eastern Mezza Platter, veal medallions, seared tequila shrimp, buffalo wings, beer truffles and more.
Local businesses donating food or raffle prizes are: Metropolitan Seafood Co., Bex Kitchen, Pru Thai, Finnagel’s Restaurant & Irish Pub, Glen Gardner Inn, King Tut, Brasserie 513, the Stockton Inn, Ye Olde Sub Base, the Clinton House, Cryan’s Tavern, Chocodiem, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, Dora Restaurant and Center Street Cigar.

Proceeds from the event help support the Museum’s education programs including its class for adults with disabilities; “HAM in the Schools”; and ArtZone, a free space in the Museum where children can make art.

TICKTS: $35 by June 1 and $40 after. There is also a $15 designated driver's ticket available; non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

To order tickets, call the Museum at 908.735.8415 or emaill This is a 21 and older event.

'Follow Your Art' to Summer Camp

Our summer arts camp for children ages 4 to 15 begins June 23 with week-long classes running Monday through Friday until Aug. 22. Morning sessions are from 9 AM to noon; afternoon classes from 1 to 4 PM. Some camps run a full day with a supervised lunch available. Our faculty includes new and returning artists and educators, professional storytellers, book and fiber artists, and classroom and enrichment teachers.

We offer more than 60 hands-on enrichment classes! Summer Camp after-care is available from 4 to 5 PM. This year's camp features exciting new classes and returning favorites.For more information on all our great classes and to register, please visit our website.

First Sunday Poetry Series Returns!

In addition to the Katherine Trubek Sundays on the Terrace series, we'll be hosting an afternoon of poetry from 1:30 to 3 PM in the Museum this Sunday (June 1). Stop in for readings by three terrific poets: Hayden Saunier, Juditha Dowd and Bob Rosenbloom.

Finally, Maya Angelou has been called "one of the brightest lights of our time." She was a poet, a memoirist and playwright; a teacher and a healer. Angelou died Wednesday, May 28, at the age of 86. Below, she reads her poem Thank You, Lord with animation by Santiago Cohen, whose work was featured in a solo exhibition at HAM last fall..

Watch the Video


Programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, New Jersey Cultural Trust and corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Hunterdon Art Museum is a wheelchair accessible space. Publications are available in large print. Patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired may contact the Museum through the New Jersey  Relay Service at (TYY) 1 (800) 852-7899.