Newark Museum in the News

February 23, 2011 at 8:07 pm Leave a comment

The Newark Museum has been in the news a lot lately, with great media coverage of our events and exhibitions.   Read our reviews, and watch what’s been happening at the Newark Museum.  Here’s a snapshot of some of the media buzz we’ve been generating:

January 28:

The Star-Ledger reviews  The Glitter & The Gold,  a dazzling jewelry exhibition located in the new Lore Ross Jewelry Gallery on the second floor of the Ballantine House.

January 29:

Art Critic Dan Bischoff writes in a Star-Ledger review: ‘Posing Beauty’ preview: New exhibit captures fashion and style of African Americans in images spanning more than a century.

February 2:

 The Newark Museum hosted a press conference where Newark’s Mayor Cory Booker announces the Newark Peace Education Summit that will occur on May 13-15.  Of special Note, His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama will serve as the keynote speaker.  During the press conference, Newark Museum’s Director Mary Sue Sweeney Price  announced the 2011 Tibet Collection Centennial.  For tickets to the Summit visit

February 7:

Bergen Record’s John Zeaman wrote an art review of  Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present, which he writes, “It takes a much more confident and cerebral look at the concept of black beauty, casting a net across more than a century and pulling in some 80 photographs to show how African-Americans have been represented over the decades by white and black photographers alike.”

February 11:

Just for the fun of it! Broadcasting LIVE at the Newark Museum, Channel 12 covered the Museum’s annual family favorite, Circus Science, and clowned around with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s Dr. Adam Smasher.  (You will need a cable account to view the footage.)

February 16:

Reporter Adrienne Supino of My 9 / Fox 5 interviewed Christa Clarke, Ph.D., Curator of African Art and Senior Curator, Arts of Africa and the Americas, regarding Present Tense: Arts of Contemporary Africa.

February 17:

NJN Reporter Marie DeNoia Aronsohn spoke with Dr. Clement Price from Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, and Newark Museum Curator Beth Venn on the many aspects of black beauty depicted in the exhibition, Posing Beauty.

 Come visit the Museum, and tell us what you think!  

To learn more about exhibitions and events, visit

Entry filed under: Asian Art, Education, Event, Exhibition, Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present, Present Tense: Arts of Contemporary Africa, The Glitter & The Gold, Tibet Collection Centennial. Tags: , , , , , , , , .

A Match Made in Heaven Newark Museum Celebrates the Tibet Collection Centennial and Observes Tibetan New Year Festival of Losar on March 5

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