Exterior View, Newark Museum

Newark Museum

  • Newark, New Jersey
  • USA

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Interior View, Newark Museum

Newark Museum

Interior View, Newark Museum

Interior View, Newark Museum

Interior View, Newark Museum

Interior View, Newark Museum

© 2014 Mike Peters, Mike Peters

Interior View, Newark Museum

Interior View, Newark Museum

© 2014 Mike Peters, Mike Peters

Interior View, Newark Museum

Founded in 1909 by John Cotton Dana, the Newark Museum is New Jersey's largest museum and one of the most influential in the United States. An institution dedicated to art, science and industry, the Museum boasts 80 galleries of world-class collections including American, Asian, African and Classical art.  The museum is home to the largest collection of Tibetan art in the Western hemisphere, the 1885 National Register Ballantine House and one of the leading collections of American Modernism in the country. Other notable collections held by the museum include 18th to 20th century American Painting and Sculpture, an important array of decorative arts including the nation's most acclaimed collection of pots, classical antiquities representing Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman societies and 75,000 Natural Sciences specimens. The museum complex also houses the Victoria Hall of Science, the Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, the Billy Johnson Auditorium, the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden, an authentic Schoolhouse from 1784 and the Newark Fire Museum.

Collection Highlights


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Georgia O’Keeffe

White Flower on Red Earth No. 1
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Tibetan-Buddhist Altar painted by Phuntsok Dorje
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Joseph Stella

Voice of the City of New York Interpreted
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Coffin Lid of Henet-Mer, 21st Dynasty, Egypt, Thebes

Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, Ohio

Black Iris Vase
Newark Museum: Collection Highlights
OKeeffe White Flower.jpg

Georgia O’Keeffe

White Flower on Red Earth No. 1, 1943
oil on canvas, 26 in x 30 1/4 in
Collection of the Newark Museum, Purchase 1946 John J. O’Neill Bequest Fund
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Tibetan-Buddhist Altar painted by Phuntsok Dorje, 1988-1990
Commissioned by the Newark Museum, 1988
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Joseph Stella

Voice of the City of New York Interpreted, 1920-1922
oil and tempera on canvas, 99 3/4 in x 270 in
Collection of the Newark Museum, Purchase 1937 Thomas L. Raymond Bequest Fund
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Coffin Lid of Henet-Mer, 21st Dynasty, Egypt, Thebes, c. 1075-945 BCE
sycamore fig wood, gesso, paint, 73 in x 20 in x 11 1/2 in
Collection of the Newark Museum, Purchase 1965 John J. O’Neill Bequest Fund

Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, Ohio

Black Iris Vase, 1909
porcelaneous earthenware, slip, 13 3/4 in x 15 1/2 in
Collection of the Newark Museum, Purchase 1914, 14.446

Exhibitions


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Musical Arts of Asia

8 Mar - 25 Feb 2018
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The Rockies and the Alps: Bierstadt, Calame and the Romance of the Mountains

24 Mar - 19 Aug 2018
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