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The Newark Museum, established as the largest New Jersey museum, invites you to enjoy unforgettable experiences in the arts and natural sciences.  Take an inspirational journey through 80 galleries of world-class collections including American, Asian, African and Classical.

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Experience another era in the Victorian Ballantine House—a National Historic Landmark.  Enjoy our exciting science collections and space travel in our popular planetarium.  Stroll through our beautiful sculpture garden, visit our museum shops and enjoy a delicious lunch or snack at our café.

"The place where Shangri-la and New Jersey meet. Staunch commitment to its diverse community and treasures from Tibet to Timbuktu make the Newark Museum a little corner of paradise." -- Smithsonian Magazine

Newark MuseumMission Statement
The Newark Museum operates, as it has since its founding, in the public trust as a museum of service, and a leader in connecting objects and ideas to the needs and wishes of its constituencies.  We believe that our art and science collections have the power to educate, inspire and transform individuals of all ages, and the local, regional, national and international communities that we serve.  In the words of founding Director John Cotton Dana, "A good museum attracts, entertains, arouses curiosity, leads to questioning—and thus promotes learning."

100 Years: Always New
In 2009, the Museum celebrated its 100th anniversary.  Explore the Museum's evolution from two galleries at the top of the Newark Free Public Library to an eight-building campus as the largest New Jersey museum and art institution in the state through the historical online exhibition 100 Years: Always New


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Horizon Plaza features two sculptures by Allan McCollum, Perfect Vehicles



"A Bountiful Museum" -- The New York Times



The Newark Museum, a not-for-profit museum of art, science and education, receives operating support from the City of Newark, the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State—a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey Cultural Trust, the Prudential Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Victoria Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and other corporations, foundations and individuals. Funds for acquisitions and activities other than operations are provided by members and other contributors.


The Newark Museum's Employer Identification Number (EIN) for contribution tax reporting is: 22-1487275.


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John James, Council Member


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