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The Newark Museum of Art: Seeing America 20th & 21st Century: Ongoing

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

Free – $15

2nd Floor, North Wing

Titled Seeing America: 20th & 21st Century, the new modern and contemporary galleries  extend the bright, open and welcoming galleries initiated with Native Artists of North America, adding expanded interpretation and an expanded emphasis on interdisciplinary themes and the breadth of the American experience.

The Seeing America project encompasses an extensive remodeling of the permanent collection galleries, featuring several new acquisitions and recently conserved major works; bilingual wall labels in English and Spanish throughout the second floor galleries; a special exhibition of new work by Los Angeles artist Matthew Brandt; and the publication of two new catalogues highlighting the American art collections.

Seeing America: 20th & 21st Century galleries:

* Into the Modern Era
* Traversing America
* Indigenous Modern
* Stieglitz, O’Keeffe, and the 291 Circle
* The Harlem Renaissance
* The City in the Machine Age
* Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism
* Latin American Abstraction
* Civil Rights and the Art of Identity
* Expanding Pop
* Pop Culture and Religion in Contemporary Art
Lead support for the reinstallation of Seeing America: 20th & 21st Century provided by:

Henry Luce Foundation

About this Event

Member-only days: Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6

Member-only hours: Saturday, November 7 10am-12pm and Sunday, November 8 10am-12pm

Admission is Pay As You Wish through the end of the year. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. Advance reservation required. Select a timed-ticket from the “Select a Date” options. You may arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your ticket-time and no later than 30 minutes past your ticket-time. Late arrivals may not be accommodated.

Numerous safety measures will be in place for the reopening, including mandatory attendance limits of 25 percent capacity and strict physical distancing measures that adhere to local, state and federal guidelines. Each guest’s temperature will be checked at the door and hand sanitization stations will be located throughout the facility for visitor use. All visitors 2 years and older are required to wear face coverings throughout the museum. Visitors will also be asked to submit a contact tracing form upon arrival.

Due to their limited size, certain galleries of the Museum will remain closed through the end of the year, including the Ballantine House, Dynamic Earth, the Planetarium and the MAKERSpace. Coat check will also remain closed through the end of the year. Please no luggage, large bags, long umbrellas, or other oversized items.


October 2
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free – $15
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The Newark Museum of Art
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