Newark Museum & Its Contribution to The Community, August 2019

Newark Museum & Its Contribution to The Community, August 2019

Newark Museum

Looking northwest at en:Newark Museum from western corner of Washington Park on a sunny midday. Jim.henderson – Own work
 
Wikimedia | © OpenStreetMap
Established 1909
Location 49 Washington St
Newark, NJ, USA
Director Linda C. Harrison[1]
Public transit access Washington Park Station (Newark Light Rail)
Website newarkmuseum.org
James Street Commons Historic District
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
New Jersey Register of Historic Places
Newark Museum is located in Essex County,
New Jersey
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 9, 1978
Designated NJRHP February 10, 1977

The Newark Museum, in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, is the state’s largest museum. It holds major collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art, and arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient world.

Newark Museum  Google Arts & Culture

Coffin lid of Henet-Mer Artwork  Created: 1076 BC–946 BC

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

Feral Benga, Senegalese Dancer  Artwork  Artist: Richmond Barthé  Created: 1935

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture  Female figure Artwork  Created: 1875–1925

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture  Brewing Vessel  Artwork  Created: 1900–1999

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

Limestone statue of a votary  Artwork  Created: 451 BC–426 BC

 Its extensive collections of American art include works by Hiram Powers, Thomas Cole, John Singer Sargent, Albert Bierstadt, Frederick Church, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Joseph Stella, Tony Smith and Frank Stella.

MEZZANINE  Artist: Norman Rockwell

Artist: Norman Rockwell

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

The Sheridan Theatre  Artwork  Artist: Edward Hopper  Created: 1937

Periods: Modern art, American Realism

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

Twilight, “Short Arbiter ‘Twixt Day and Night” (Sunset)

Artwork  Artist: Frederic Edwin Church  Created: 1850 

Periods: Hudson River School, Luminism

,

Newark Museum

Google Arts & Culture

Portrait of Willie Gee

Artwork  Artist: Robert Henri  Created: 1904

Periods: Modern art, Realism, Ashcan School, American Realism

Newark Museum

Google Arts & Culture

The Voice of the City of New York Interpreted: The White Way II

Artwork

Artist: Joseph Stella

Created: 1920–1922

Periods: Modern art, Futurism, American modernism

Newark Museum

Google Arts & Culture

Slave Rape Story Quilt

Artwork

Artist: Faith Ringgold

Created: 1985

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

Mrs. Charles Thursby  Artwork  Artist: John Singer Sargent

Location: Private collection  Created: 1872–1898  Genre: Portrait

Periods: Impressionism, Realism, American Impressionism

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

The Voice of the City of New York Interpreted: The Bridge (Brooklyn Bridge)

Artwork  Artist: Joseph Stella  Created: 1920–1922

Periods: Modern art, Futurism, American modernism

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

The Voice of the City of New York Interpreted: The Port (The Harbor, The Battery)

Artwork  Artist: Joseph Stella  Created: 1920–1922

Periods: Modern art, Futurism, American modernism

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

The Voice of the City of New York Interpreted: The White Way I

Artwork  Artist: Joseph Stella  Created: 1920–1922

Periods: Modern art, Futurism, American modernism

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

The Voice of the City of New York Interpreted

Artwork Artist: Joseph Stella  Created: 1920–1922

Periods: Modern art, Futurism, American modernism

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

Mountain Landscape with Cows and Sheep

Artwork  Artist: Robert S. Duncanson  Created: 1866

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

Near Andersonville  Artwork  Artist: Winslow Homer

Created: 1865–1866  Periods: Realism, American Realism

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

Party Time: Re-imagine America

Artwork  Artist: Yinka Shonibare  Created: 2008–2009

Dr. Martine Luther King   Artist: Stephen Summerstein

The Newark Museum’s Tibetan galleries are considered among the best in the world. The collection was purchased from Christian missionaries in the early twentieth century. The Tibetan galleries have an in-situ Buddhist altar that the Dalai Lama has consecrated.

Buddha Statue

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

Vishnu Mandala  Artwork  Created: 1700–1899

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

Ardhanarishvara  Artwork  Created: 1755–1790

Asian Art Birds

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

Swayambunath Stupa and Patrons Interior Book Cover Painting Probably for an Edition of the Swayambu Purana

Artwork  Created: 1600–1799

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

Atisha (982-1054) Kadam Order Founder; beginning of Sarma (New) Orders

Artwork  Created: 1600–1799

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

Krishna and Satyabhama Rescue Princesses from the Demon-King Narakasura Illustrated folio from a dispersed Bhagavat Purana

Artwork  Created: 1750–1800

In addition to its extensive art collections, the Newark Museum is dedicated to natural science. It includes the Dreyfuss Planetarium and the Victoria Hall of Science which highlights selections from the museum’s 70,000 specimen Natural Science Collection. The Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden, located behind the museum, houses numerous works of contemporary sculpture and is the setting for community programs, concerts and performances. The garden is also home to a 1784 old stone schoolhouse and the Newark Fire Museum.

 The museum was founded in 1909 by librarian and reformer John Cotton Dana. As the charter described it, the purpose was “to establish in the City of Newark, New Jersey, a museum for the reception and exhibition of articles of art, science, history and technology, and for the encouragement of the study of the arts and sciences.” The kernel of the museum was a collection of Japanese prints, silks, and porcelains assembled by a Newark harmacist.[4]

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

Ruan Xiaoqi, the Living King of Hell (Katsuenra Genshôshichi) from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Suikoden All Told (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

Artwork  Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi  Created: 1802–1830

Artist: Shen Zhen Lin

Originally located on the fourth floor of the Newark Public Library, the museum moved into its own purpose-built structure in the 1920s on Washington Park after a gift by Louis Bamberger. It was designed by Jarvis Hunt, who also designed Bamberger’s flagship Newark store.[5][6] Since then, the museum has expanded several times, to the south into the red brick former YMCA and to the north into the 1885 Ballantine House, by means of a four-year, $23 million renovation[7]. In 1990, the museum expanded to the west into an existing acquired building. At that time much of the museum, including the new addition, was redesigned by Michael Graves.

The museum had a mini-zoo with small animals for some twenty years, until August 2010.[8]

For the security of climate-sensitive artwork, the museum closed its front entrance to the public in 1997 to minimize the effects of temperature and humidity changes. However, in February 2018, after extensive renovation and the construction of a ramp for disabled access, the front doors were reopened.[9]

The museum is open from 12 to 5 pm from Wednesdays to Sundays and is free for Newark residents[10].

The Newark Black Film Festival is held every summer at the museum.

The Ballantine House

The Ballantine house is a preserved and restored house from the Victorian Era, designed by architect George Edward Harney. It was home to John Holme Ballantine, his wife, Jeannette, and their children, John, Robert, Alice, and Percy. Mr. Ballantine owned and ran a brewery in the Ironbound section of Newark. The house originally had twenty-seven rooms and three floors. In 1937, the Newark Museum bought the house and has since restored it to serve as galleries for the extensive decorative arts collections.

MakerSPACE at Newark Museum

The MakerSPACE at the Newark Museum is “an interactive area where visitors of all ages play, tinker and create as they make connections between the materials, processes and concepts of artwork and natural science objects in the Museum’s collections and their own creativity.” [11] John Cotton Dana, the founder of the museum, believed that “the worth of a museum is in its use.” [12] The museum has carried on this legacy of incorporation of the immediate community by opening a MakerSPACE. The museum even displays some of the artwork that is made in the space. The space includes many advanced tools, such as a laser cutter/engraver, 3D printers, a vinyl cutter, pottery wheels, sewing machines, relief and silk screen printing equipment, and various hand tools like saws, hammers, and screwdrivers. The MakerSPACE is open every Saturday 1-4PM for drop-in activities.

Reading session for children in the MakerSpace room

Testing, Science lesson for children in the MakerSpace room

Teacher, Ms. Garrido, Kai and Dr. Martine Luther King’s Portrait

Kai enjoyed playing with other children.

Kai was making his master artwork in “MakerSpace”

On Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Kai was very interested in playing with toy trains, at the “MakerSpace” room.

At the “MakerSpace” room.  Ms. Garrido introduced Kai to a group of people who were practicing a dance routine.

For more information please visit the following the links:

Newark Museum Google Arts & Culture

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newark_Museum

https://www.newarkmuseum.org/

Go to the top