Monday, March 4, 2013
Choirs perform at Newark Museum Sunday
Seven choirs from throughout Essex County, comprising more than 200 singers, gathered at the Newark Museum Sunday for a musicial celebration of the history of Essex County. Co-sponsored by the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience and the Newark Arts Council, the event featured narration by Dr. Clement Price of Rutgers-Newark.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Newark Museum's well-traveled Hopper painting is back in New Jersey, after a trip to Madrid and Paris
A well-travelled Garden Stater is home. After months in Madrid and Paris, the return was delayed by last weekend's snowstorm. No matter: Newark's Hopper is home. Edward Hopper's "The Sheridan Theatre," painted in 1937, was on loan from the Newark Museum for an exhibit that traveled from Madrid to Paris, explained the museum's Andrea Hagy, who traveled from Paris to Newark with the painting. Hopper was a hit, she said. The Grand Palais in Paris has had three blockbusters; after Picasso and Monet, Hopper was the best-selling ticket in town. "There were lines out the door," reports Hagy. "The Sheridan Theatre" is one of the most-travelled works in the Newark Museum collection. However, said Hagy, sending priceless art work overseas -- or even…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The Newark Museum exhibits Angels & Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art -- extended run until January 20
Dr. Holly Pyne Connor, Curator of Nineteenth-Century American Art, has girls on her mind. She has curated Angels & Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art, a major traveling loan exhibition, which is the first to examine nineteenth-century depictions of girls in paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs. The exhibit is at the Newark Museum until January 20. This is an extended run due to popular demand. Connor explains that the exhibit includes works by John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Cecilia Beaux and William Merritt Chase. The range of artists mirrors the range of perceptions of girlhood -- from "angelic, passive and domestic" to tomboys, working girls, and awkward adolescents. Girls portrayed in the exhibit'…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Ulysses Grant Dietz hopes to attract more visitors to the state's largest museum.
Maplewood resident Ulysses Grant Dietz has been named chief curator of the Newark Museum, according to Mary Sue Sweeney Price, the museum’s director and CEO. Dietz, who has served as Curator of Decorative Arts since 1980 and Senior Curator since 2007, will be responsible for all curatorial affairs. “One of my main goals is the expansion of our African galleries, which will make them the largest in the country,” he said. He is also eager to increase awareness of the museum among New Jersey residents. “I will do whatever I can to get people in New Jersey to understand what the Newark Museum is,” Dietz said. “We are not just a little regional museum, but one of the top 30 museums in the country.” Dietz, who has lived in Maplewood for 32 …