Newark Museum Second Sundays: The Shape of Light


Looking for something to do on Sunday? Head to Newark Museum for a full day of art, culture, music, and more.

Every second Sunday, Newark Museum features lectures, performances, tours, music, a special brunch menu, and more for all ages. This Sunday, January 10, the focus will be on The Shape of Light: Gabriel Dawe, Outside the Lines: Color Across the Collections and Chromatics: Minimalism and Color Field Experiments, an exhibition on view featuring large-scale, site-specific installations, sculptural works and works on paper by internationally known multi-media artist Gabriel Dawe.

Program highlights include:

  • Brunch, catered by David Ellis Events and entertainment provided by NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens Ensemble, noon – 2 pm. Reservations are required; admission is $19.75 for full buffet brunch and $9.75 for continental breakfast. For tickets, call 973.596.6553.
  • Artist Demonstration with Judy Langille, 12:30-1:30 pm and 2-3:30 pm Nationally-acclaimed fiber artist and arts educator, Judy Langille showcases her process in creating quilts, often layering color, shape and texture using hand-dyed fabrics. Along with her students, she invites visitors to explore and experiment with stitching techniques
  • Creative Play children’s activities, 1, 2, & 3 pm. Children will explore the lines and color of the quilts in our collection and create a mini-quilt to take home.
  • Newark Museum through the Eyes of Gallery Aferro Artists: Kenseth Armstead, 2pm, Kenseth Armstead, who has exhibited his videos and multi-media installations worldwide, finds works that inspire, intrigue and resonate with his artistic process.
  • Performance by New Jersey Symphony Chamber Orchestra, 3 pm. Be swept off your feet with a special performance by the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Orchestra. Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořák and Ravel transport you to Austria of the 18th- and 19th- centuries, America in the late 19th- century, and Paris at the turn of the 20th-century.
  • Conversation with Artist Michael James, 4 pm. Michael James, one of America’s most highly acclaimed contemporary art quilters and Newark Museum Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts,Ulysses Dietz discuss James’s creative process, innovative use of materials and the impact of new technologies on contemporary quilt making.

Newark Museum Second Sunday
Sunday, January 10 from 12 pm – 5 pm
Newark, Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ
Free with museum admission, Brunch is $19.95 for full buffet or $9.75 for continental breakfast


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