Second Sundays: Black History Month

Second Sundays: Black History Month

Date(s): February 12, 2017 at 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Newark Museum

Cost: Museum Admission, Free for residents

Celebrating Black History Month
See the wonderful African-American art that has been collected since the founding of the Newark Museum.  In addition to artists included in Seeing America, the Museum has two galleries dedicated to the Harlem Renaissance and Contemporary African-American art.  

A series for all ages! Join us every Second Sunday through June for performances, artist-led tours, art/maker demonstrations and workshops, lectures, music and food.  Programs are designed to showcase the Museum’s special exhibitions and permanent collections and enhance the gallery experience.  
Noon – 2 pm:  NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens Ensemble
Join us for a special menu of delicious treats, as music fills Engelhard Court 
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Performance:
North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club, all male choral group, performing a variety of music, from African-American to Classical, for Black History Month 
Noon – 4:30 pm: Gallery Maker Pop-Ups: Figure Drawing
Noon – 4:30 pm: Education Lobby
Creative Play Drop-In:  3-5 year olds and their families learn about and pay tribute to some of the amazing African-American artists in the Newark Museum’s permanent collection.  Highlighted are works such as The Sole Sitter by artist Willie Cole.
Noon – 4 pm: Education Lobby
Creative Play Backpacks: Explore the Museum on your own with a specially-developed set of tools and activities for ages 3-5 and their adult helpers.
1:30 – 3 pm: Program Halls
Family Gallery Workshops: Children ages 5-12 and their families celebrate Black History Month by exploring our collection of African-American artists and works from the Civil Rights movement to the Harlem Renaissance.  
Meet outside the Museum Shop unless otherwise noted

  • 12:30 pm: Teen-Led Gallery Tour, led by Museum Explorers, Harlem renaissance music: Feel the music of the Harlem Renaissance as captured by prominent artists of the time and experience how music inspired great works of art. 
  • 1 pm: Ceramics: Hot, Hotter, Hottest; Ceramics of Native Artists of North America; Global Ceramics, led by specially-trained volunteer docents  
  • 2 pm: Highlights Tour featuring African-American Art of the Newark Museum, led by specially-trained volunteer docents 2 pm – Newark Museum Through the Eyes of Gallery Aferro Artists:
    Artist Milcah Bassel, departs from South Wing Rotunda 
  • 1 – 4:30 pm: MakerSPACE Drop-In 
  • 2 – 4 pm: Gallery Pop-ups 

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