Some big changes are afoot in our American galleries. Next time you visit the Newark Museum don’t miss a display of highlights of modern American painting on view near the Charles W. Engelhard Court (first floor, main building). Artists featured include Marsden Harley, Romare Bearden, Edward Hopper, Adolf Gottlieb, Norman Lewis, Georgia O’Keeffe, Carlos Merida and Mark Rothko. Created between 1920 and 1968, these eight works present an overview of the Museum’s extensive collection of American modern and contemporary painting, from still life subjects and scenes of everyday life to a variety of abstract styles.
Please note that these works and most of the modern and contemporary collection have been temporarily removed from our second floor galleries of Seeing America, the Museum’s permanent exhibition of American art, which we are in the midst of renovating and transforming with a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The new modern and contemporary galleries will reopen in March 2019, featuring all new design and interpretation, as well as exciting new acquisitions and a selection of great works from the Museum’s permanent collection.
Also, please note that Abstracting Nature
, in the Margaret and Martin Heller Gallery, second floor, north wing, is still open to visitors.
Seeing America begins on the first floor of the Museum’s north wing, and includes the installation Native Artists of North America and 18th- and 19th-century American art, all of which are open and fully accessible during renovations.