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Newark Museum in the News

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!  

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

Science Explorers Learn the Moves as Generation Fit Ambassadors

This blog was written by Chidinma Agostinelli, Coordinator, Explorers Program.

Fifteen years after its conception, the Science Explorer’s Program at the Newark Museum continues to serve Newark and its neighboring communities one youth at a time. The program is constantly improving and evolving to meet the dynamic needs of the students who participate in the Explorer’s Program.

Currently, the Explorers are actively involved in the development of Newark Museum’s upcoming Generation Fit exhibit scheduled for Fall 2011 in response to the increasing child obesity epidemic in the United States. As a component to the Generation Fit exhibit, Explorers (Generation Fit Ambassadors) are being trained by physical fitness and nutrition specialists to become expert educators so that they can serve as fitness and nutrition coaches.

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The Generation Fit Ambassadors engaged the public in several exercises using simple equipment that are being tested for the exhibit, such as a Bosu ball, jump rope and weights during Newark’s 2010 Festival de la Familia, sponsored by Mayor Cory Booker’s office.   This initiative dovetails nicely with the Mayor’s Let’s Move! Newark campaign to reduce childhood obesity and to engage youth in community service.  During the festival the Generation Fit Ambassadors had an opportunity to coach Mayor Booker through some exercises on the Bosu ball!  

 Let us know what type of exercises you do to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Learn more about the Science Explorer’s Program!

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December 6, 2010 at 5:59 pm Leave a comment

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