Newark Museum will host full day of events every second Sunday

The Newark Museum is kicking off its new Second Sunday program on Sunday, November 8 from noon to 5 pm. The series, which will run through June 2016, features lectures, performances, artist-led tours, art and science demonstrations and workshops, music, and a special brunch menu. All events are free with admission unless otherwise noted. The Newark Museum is located at 49 Washington St., Newark. On-sight parking is available for a fee.

The November 8 event is in conjunction with the exhibitions The Shape of Light: Gabriel Dawe, Outside the Lines: Color Across the Collections, and Chromatics: Minimalism and Color Field Experiments. Program highlights include:

  • Brunch, catered by David Ellis Events: noon-3 pm. Reservations are required; admission is $19.75 for full buffet brunch and $9.75 for continental breakfast. Call 973.596.6553.
  • “How We See Color”  lecture by neuroscientist and artist Bevil Conway: 1 pm. A neuroscientist who studies vision and color at Wellesley College, Conway is also an artist. He discusses how our brains process color and how that shapes art practice.
  • Newark Museum through the Eyes of Aferro Gallery Artists: 2 pm. Anne Q. McKeown, Aferro Gallery Artist in Residence, tours the Museum and talks about what inspires her and the ways that works in the collection impact her own work as a painter, printmaker and master papermaker.
  • Performance by jazz vocalist Antoinette Montague: 3 pm. Internationally recognized, born and raised in Newark, Montague brings her voice to the halls of the Museum, accompanied by pianist Danny Mixon.
  • Conversation with artist James Little, Artist and Curator Tricia Laughlin Bloom: 4 pm. Abstract artist James Little, featured in Outside the Lines, discusses his use of materials to make tactile canvases in which color is the subject.

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