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Newark Museum Speakers Bureau

Looking for a Speaker and presentation for your group, library or community organization?  The Newark Museum Volunteer Organization’s Speakers Bureau offers six different PowerPoint presentations led by trained and knowledgeable presenters.  Each 60 minute presentation offers beautiful images of the museum’s collections, interesting anecdotes given by presenters, and time for questions and discussion.  And because the Museum hopes attendees will want to take a look at its collections for themselves and visit, each receives a guest pass for a future visit, as well information about upcoming events.

For Information on scheduling a Newark Museum Speakers Bureau presentation, email them at speakersbureau@newarkmuseum.org

The following Presentations are Offered – Click on the Titles to get a taste of the collections the presentations draw from.

Highlights of the Newark Museum

  • Get a taste of all the Museum has to offer: From classical artifacts to a consecrated Tibetan Altar.  The overview also includes the Museum’s science exhibits from the Dynamic Earth gallery and the state of the art Dreyfuss Planetarium.

Picturing America

  • Featured artists include works by:  John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keefe, Romare Bearden, Joseph Stella, Andy Warhol and George Segal among many others.

Decorative Arts

  • Highlights objects of applied art ranging from the 16th century to the present day.  The centerpiece of this collection is the Ballantine House and it’s rich Victorian furnishings, the 19th century National Historic landmark and former home to the Newark brewing family.

Tibet and Its Treasures

  • Tells the story how in the early 1900’s, the Museum came to own on of the most important collections of Tibetan art and artifacts in the world.  Features beautiful sculptures and thankas of the gods, deities, and revered lamas of the region.

American and Modern Contemporary Art

  • Featured artists include:  Stuart Davis, Berenice Abbott, Sol Lewitt, Duane Hanson, Chakiah Booker, Faith Ringold and many other

Exploring Africa

  • The Museum’s founder, John Cotton Dana, was himself a traveler to Africa collecting what is now the core of the Museum’s renowned African textile collection.  Spectacular examples include gold jewelry from Zanzibar, a looming Epa Masquerade headdress from Nigeria, and the intricate weavings of the Sub-Sahara.


Hats Made a Comeback at The Morris Museum

There is something so lovely & romantic about a ladies hat……I so often think they express a mood – the punctuation point on an outfit……A jaunty feather stuck in askew says “I’m feeling whimsical today!” & those veils that half shade the face offer a mysterious allure to a ladies ensemble.

The Morris Museum put together a fine collection from its permanent collection of over 200 years of  ladies hats.  I discovered this collection while rambling after visiting the “On The Road” motorcycle exhibit….So, sad to write the exhibit closed yesterday, but I was lucky enough to catch it before it closed and I hope you enjoy having a look at some of these wonderful hats.  Looking forward to what the museum brings out next

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from its permanent costume collection.

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