Newark Museum of Art

49 Washington St., Newark, New Jersey, 07102

973-596-6550

https://newarkmuseumart.org/

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  • Art
  • Concerts
  • Museums
  • Planetarium
  • Science

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DESCRIPTION

THE NEWARK MUSEUM OF ART

Founded in 1909, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the largest museum in New Jersey and ranks twelfth nationally in collection size, with more than 130,000 artworks and significant holdings of science and natural history. The NMOA is committed to the values of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion by responding to the evolving needs and interests of diverse audiences through participation, visitor experiences, and community engagement.

From the ancient world to contemporary art, the Museum boasts a renowned collection of exceptional quality and depth, spanning concentrations in the Arts of Global Africa; Arts of Global Asia, featuring a Tibetan Buddhist altar; Arts of the Americas; American Art, with a particular strength in Native American art; Decorative Arts; Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean; and Science.

With a focus on welcoming everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community, the NMOA offers groundbreaking exhibitions, engaging programming, a research library with 60,000 volumes, paid internships, and impactful local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus includes the Ballantine House (1885), a National Historic Landmark; the Ward Carriage House (1860); the Old Stone School House (1784); the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director and CEO Linda C. Harrison, the NMOA has launched an era of transformation to create an engaged citizenry by reimagining the role of the art museum in the 21st century.

  • Open Thursday through Sunday with parking on-site
  • Founded in 1909
  • Largest museum in New Jersey
  • A four-acre campus which includes The Ballantine House, a 19th century historical house reopening in fall of 2023 after a major restoration project
  • Family programs every weekend
  • Thematic Community Day / Night events offering free admission all day long
  • The only Museum offering Animal Kingdom, an immersive experience with a powerful message about protecting our environment through fun engaging spaces for all age groups
  • World renowned collections: Arts of Global Africa; Arts of Global Asia, featuring a Tibetan Buddhist altar; Arts of the Americas; American Art, with a particular strength in Native American art; Decorative Arts; Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean; and Science.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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