The Newark Museum Second Sunday program continues on Sunday, June 12 from noon to 5 p.m. The program features lectures, performances, tours, art and science demonstrations and workshops, music, and a special brunch menu. All events except brunch are free with admission (be sure to call ahead to 973.596.6544 for brunch tickets).
The Newark Museum is located at 49 Washington Street in Newark.
Program highlights include:
Brunch at the Newark Museum catered by David Ellis Events
Full Sunday brunch is $19.75 and continental breakfast is $9.75. Musical entertainment provided by NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens Ensemble. For brunch tickets, call 973.596.6544.
Artist Demonstration with Kit Sailer, plein air landscape painter
Noon-2 pm; 3-5 pm
Multi-Sensory Tour: Sounds of Music in Art led by Museum Explorers
Explore the many ways that sound and rhythm is represented in art. Feel the beat of the drums in African art, the sound of bells in Asian art and hear the work songs in Woodruff’s Poor Man’s Cotton.
Makerspace is a place where visitors make things that are inspired by their own interests and explorations. These things are made using low-cost everyday tools and materials, enhanced through access to state-of-the art technologies. Put simply, users learn by “making.”
Family Gallery Programs/Creative Play: Time Travel
1, 2 & 3 pm
Travel in time through the Museum’s collections then design, construct and race an “air rocket car” made with Legos.
Newark Museum through the Eyes of Gallery Aferro Artists: Anonda Bell
Current and past Gallery Aferro artists-in-residence provide a fresh perspective on the Museum’s collections and special exhibitions
Gallery Tour: Observing Nature
Enjoy works of art inspired by the natural world including masterworks from the Hudson River School, American Impressionists, Modernists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley as well as recent artistic experiments in the exhibition Abstracting Naturethat celebrate nature and reflect on the impact that humans have made on the American landscape.
A Passion for Place: Film Clips and Conversation with Filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno
Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno are Emmy-nominated Newark filmmakers who focus their lens on social justice documentary, fiction, and museum installation art films that are widely distributed through their production company.
Poems, Pictures and Places: Poetry and Spoken Word Performance with Jon Curley
This program encourages participants to reimagine their relationship to Newark through poetry. A poet, scholar and teacher, Jon Curley is a Senior University Lecturer in the Humanities where he currently teaches a seminar entitled “Newark Narratives” that maps the city of Newark through textural and non-textural materials including poetry and prose. In 2009, Curley collaborated with Newark-based filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno on the making of the short film New Work: Newark in 3D currently on view at the NewarkMuseum.
Newark Boys Chorus School Annual Spring Concert
The Newark Boys Chorus School Annual Spring Concert will feature a recently composed medley of songs associated with some of Newark’s most celebrated music luminaries, Sarah Vaughan, Frankie Valli and Whitney Houston. The work was commissioned by the Newark Boys Chorus School to commemorate Newark’s 350 anniversary.