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Museum Gift Shop After-Holiday Sale – 50% Select Items

If you are one of those shoppers seeking great deals, look no further than the Newark Museum’s Shops!  Beginning December 26, get ready for the Museum’s After-Holiday Sale with 50% off selected Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa items, and other unique merchandise.   Stock up on holiday cards,  gift tags, ornaments and stockings, or choose upon a variety of nativity sets, perfect to complete a Christmas setting.  In addition, selected jewelry, scarves, apparel, accessories, pottery, glass objects and gift items will be marked down.  

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If you have family staying for the week, bring them to  Holiday Fun Week: Celebrate Light! December 27-29.  Not only will you enjoy the discounts at the Museum Shop, but families can enjoy the festive arts and science activities, tour exhibitions, including the annual Christmas in the Ballantine House, and enjoy special planetarium shows such as Season of Light.

In one week we will be celebrating a New Year, so don’t forget to buy your 2011 calendar half off at the Museum.  After we ring in the New Year, on January 2, 2011, the exhibition Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement will end its run on the east coast and then travel to the Dallas Museum of Art.  However, you can purchase reproduction Stickley Furniture floor samples from our Stickley Shop that will be  50%  off the retail price.

For more information on what’s happening at the Newark Museum, visit

Please note there are no returns on sale merchandise; all sales are final and no additional discounts are given.

December 26, 2010 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

Announcing two new books on John Cotton Dana and the Newark Museum

 Blog written by Dr. William Peniston, Newark Museum Librarian

On Thursday, November 18 at 4 pm meet author Carol G. Duncan, who will be signing her book "A Matter of Class" during the Holiday Shopping Spree.

A Matter of Class: John Cotton Dana, Progressive Reform, and the Newark Museum

  by Carol G. Duncan (Periscope Publishing, 2010).

This highly original book tracks Dana’s career from its beginnings in the Denver Public Library to his move back East, where he met stiff opposition to his plans for a “museum of service” — his term for the alternative museum he envisioned. Using her incomparable knowledge of the history of museums, Carol G. Duncan, Professor Emerita of Art History at Ramapo College of New Jersey, assesses Dana’s conflicts with influential supporters of the arts, first in Springfield, Massachusetts, and then, for almost three decades in Newark, New Jersey.

 No previous book has reconstructed Dana’s role in the Progressive Movement or been more perceptive about his fiery personality and vision of modernity. A Matter of Class is, as well, an astute guide to the social and political agendas still mixed into the public offerings of our museums and libraries.

Made in Newark: Cultivating Industrial Arts and Civic Identity in the Progressive Era by Ezra Shales (Rutgers University Press, 2010).

In this book, Ezra Shales, who teaches at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, describes a turbulent industrial city at the

Ezra Shales, author of "Made in Newark: Cultivating Industrial Arts and Civic Identity in the Progressive Era" will speak and sign copies of the book on Friday, November 19 at 4 pm. This event takes place during the Holiday Shopping Spree.

dawn of the twentieth century and the ways it inspired the library’s and the museum’s outspoken director, John Cotton Dana, to collaborate with industrialists, social workers, and educators, on experimental exhibitions in which cultural literacy was intertwined with civics and consumption. Local artisans demonstrated crafts, connecting the cultural institution to the department store, school, and factory, all of which invoked the ideal of municipal patriotism. Today, as cultural institutions reappraise their relevance, Made in Newark explores precedents for contemporary debates over the ways the library and museum engage communities, define heritage in a multicultural era, and add value to the economy.

Both authors will be speaking and signing books during the Newark Museum’s Holiday Shopping Spree, November 17 through 21, 2011.

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November 15, 2010 at 4:38 pm 1 comment

Shop for Stickley

Lorelei Rowars is the Director of Merchandising at the Newark Museum.

After visiting the new Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement exhibition, opening on September 15, 2010, you will have the opportunity to order your own piece of reproduction Stickley furniture from the new “Stickley Shop” at the Museum. 

Fine reproduction Stickley Furniture is provided by Valley Furniture Shop in Watchung, NJ.  All the furniture is for sale at 40% off the marked retail price 10% of your purchase helps support the Newark Museum.

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In addition, all things Arts & Crafts including pottery, lamps, clocks, tiles and decorative accessories will be sure to tempt the  most sophisticated buyer, including pottery by: Jemerick Pottery, Clark House Pottery, Motawi Tiles, Pewabic Pottery.

The richly illustrated 272-page catalogue, Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement, written by Kevin W. Tucker, The Margot B. Perot Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Dallas Museum of Art, is now available on site or online.  The catalogue also includes essays and contributions by Beverly K. Brandt, David Cathers, Joseph Cunningham, and Beth Ann and Tommy McPherson and an introduction by Bonnie Pitman, The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art.

To order the catalogue or other items in our museum shop, visit

September 13, 2010 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

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