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Animal Kingdom – Air Mail
September 7, 2022
Air Mail | The international art collective teamLab is taking over the Newark Museum of Art in honor of animals. The vision is to bring creatures from around the world into the gallery spaces of an art museum. 

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Newark Museum of Art opening digital aquarium by teamLab
September 3, 2022
Blooloop | The Newark Museum of Art is opening a digital aquarium installation created by teamLab as part of its upcoming Animal Kingdom exhibition.

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Hyperallergic Fall 2022 New York Art Guide
August 31, 2022
Hyperallergic | Brooklyn‑based artist Saya Woolfalk’s socially realistic fiction is a posthuman world where the Empathics, a special race of women, fuse diverse cultures to produce hybrid artifacts and relics. 

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Animal Kingdom – Time Out
August 30, 2022
Time Out | The kids will surely love this one: the Newark Museum of Art has just announced the opening of "Animal Kingdom," a new immersive exhibit that explores the concept of ecology and nature through art, digital workshops and more.

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Newark Museum of Art Animal Kingdom exhibit
August 25, 2022
New Jersey Monthly | Animal Kingdom, Newark’s newest exhibit, is an interactive visual display that showcases nature’s diversity and how humans affect the environment, for better and for worse. 

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Rare and intimate photos of Billie Holiday in the ‘50s
August 3, 2022
Huck Magazine | The photographs, now on view in Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic, offer an intimate look at the life of ‘Lady Day’ (as she was nicknamed) ‑ an extraordinary woman whose image was larger than life. Through her music, she fought racism, misogyny, and drug laws that criminalised the Black community.

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See Stunning Photos of Billie Holiday, Eartha Kitt and Other Jazz Legends From Newark Museum of Art Exhibits
July 27, 2022
Variety | The Newark Museum of Art is presenting two stunning exhibits of photography featuring Billie Holiday and a selection of jazz legends. “Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection” and “Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic” opened last month and will run through August 22, 2022.

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The Antoinette Montague Experience Has Shows In Newark and Morristown
July 12, 2022
New Jersey Stage | Raised in Newark and surrounded by music, Antoinette Montague brings a passion and energy to every performance drawing on influences such as Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin as well as her mentors Carrie Smith and Etta Jones. 

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Previewing The Newark Black Film Festival
July 11, 2022
WNYC | A preview of our upcoming Festival in WNYC's "All Of It with Alison Stewart" in conversation with our Community Outreach Lead Darryl Walker.

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Top 15 Most Read Stories at New Jersey Stage from June 26 – July 2, 2022
July 3, 2022
New Jersey Stage | The Newark Museum of Art continues its legacy to present films that heighten the historic importance of the Black experience in the United States with the 46th Newark Black Film Festival, which takes place July 12‑17.

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NMOA & The International Artist Residency in Hayama, Japan
June 30, 2022
In 2021, the NMOA supported Artists in Residence Nadia Liz Estela and linn meyers. 

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The Newark Museum of Art Presents Animal Kingdom
June 30, 2022
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Newark Black Film Festival Returns to The Newark Museum of Art
June 30, 2022
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Miles Davis, Joey Alexander, Azymuth & More: The Week in Jazz
June 28, 2022
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The humanity of Billie Holiday shown in Jerry Dantzic’s intimate photos at Newark Museum of Art
June 22, 2022
NJ INDY | As a result of Jerry Dantzic’s unique level of access to Holiday’s private life during her one‑week engagement at Sugar Hill jazz club in Newark, the collection of photographs works to push back against the historically dominant narrative of who Holiday was.

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Mayor Baraka Re‑Names Washington Park After Harriet Tubman And Launches Arts And Education District At The Park
June 20, 2022
Major institutions in the Arts and Education District currently include the Newark Museum of Art, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark Symphony Hall, Rutgers‑Newark, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Prudential Arena, Seton Hall Law School, Newark School of the Arts, and Mulberry Commons, among others.

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The new Black vanguard of portrait photography, plus four other photo shows worth seeing
June 20, 2022
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21 Art Shows to See in New York This Summer
June 14, 2022
Hyperallergic | New York photojournalist Jerry Dantzic captured Lady Day’s residency at a Newark, New Jersey nightclub in 1957. His archives, part of the Newark Museum’s larger summer program on jazz history, portray the public and private labor that the legendary singer put into her short but triumphant career.

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Two Jazz Photography Exhibits to Open at Newark Museum of Art
June 9, 2022
Jazz Times

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The Newark Museum of Art & New Jersey Symphony present NMOA Summer Series
June 8, 2022
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Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic
May 31, 2022
Air Mail | The Newark Museum presents Jerry Dantzic’s intimate photographs of the jazz and blues star, featuring commentary by master of letters Zadie Smith.

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The Newark Museum of Art Presents Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
May 9, 2022
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The Newark Museum of Art Presents Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic
May 9, 2022
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What to See in N.Y.C. Galleries Right Now
May 6, 2022
The New York Times | Together, the works form a fascinating document of Villa’s bold and experimental, but deeply considered, search for the means of self‑expression. The high point is the feathers. 

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Carlos Villa’s First Major Retrospective Makes Filipino Art History
April 26, 2022
W magazine | Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision at the Newark Museum of Art tells the story of a Filipino artist finding his footing—and a social activist fighting for marginalized people everywhere.

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New York magazine’s Approval Matrix
April 22, 2022
New York Magazine | Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision features prominently in the Approval Matrix's quadrant for Brilliant and Highbrow. 

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The Breakthrough Retrospective of Carlos Villa
April 17, 2022
Hyperallergic | After an early career as a minimalist, Villa’s turn toward cultural expression was influenced by his study of Oceanic and African art to fill in the lacuna of Filipino art in art historical narratives.

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The Newark Museum of Art opens first‑ever museum retrospective highlighting Filipino American artist Carlos Villa
March 23, 2022
ArtDaily | Villa’s unique, large‑scale, mixed media paintings and cloaks, which incorporate feathers and other unexpected materials on unstretched canvases, are being showcased along with works ranging from photography to body casts and body paintings.

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Black History Month: New Jersey artist Bisa Butler celebrates Black life in America through intricate quilts
February 17, 2022
CBS News | As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, CBS2's Maurice DuBois met Bisa Butler, an artist who's elevated quilt making to the walls of some of our finest museums.

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The Newark Museum Of Art To Host First Ever Museum Retrospective Highlighting Filipino American Artist Carlos Villa
February 11, 2022
Asian Journal | New Jersey’s largest museum to show five decades of groundbreaking works exploring global art history, immigration and the art of identity

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The Newark Museum of Art Welcomes New Associate Curator of Arts of Global Africa
January 3, 2022
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Newark Museum of Art to Showcase Works of Filipino American Artist Carlos Villa
January 3, 2022
Tap Into Newark | An exhibit showcasing nearly five decades of work by renowned Filipino American artist Carlos Villa is set to come to The Newark Museum of Art next month. 

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The Newark Museum of Art to Host First Ever Museum Retrospective Highlighting Filipino American Artist Carlos Villa
December 14, 2021
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The Newark Museum ofArt Launches New Digital Guide Featuring Virtual Tours, Games and More to Enrich Both In‑Person and Off‑site Visits
December 2, 2021
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How Can You Maximize Your Time as an Artist in Residence? For Saya Woolfalk, the Key Is to Pick the Brains of Those Around You
November 30, 2021
Artnet News | The artist has a kaleidoscopic solo show at the Newark Museum of Art, where she recently completed a residency.

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Endangered!, a New Exhibition at The Newark Museum of Art, Explores Stories Behind Extinct, Threatened and Lower‑Risk Species
November 10, 2021
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The Newark Museum of Art Announces Details of Unique, Transformative Museum Parc Project
November 5, 2021
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The Newark Museum of Art Hosts its 2021 Annual Fall Fundraising Luncheon, Artist as Global Citizen
October 26, 2021

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New Installation by Light Artist Phillip K. Smith III to Illuminate The Newark Museum of Art
October 14, 2021
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New Solo Exhibition, Showcasing Work of New York‑Based Artist Saya Woolfalk, Debuts this Fall
October 7, 2021

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The Newark Museum of Art Plans Ambitious Fall of Events and Exhibitions
October 4, 2021

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The Newark Museum of Art Presents Community Day: Fiesta Latina
August 25, 2021

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2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond is in its Final Two Weeks
August 9, 2021

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Celebrate New Times — The Newark Museum of Art Reopens
June 21, 2021
Jersey Arts Features | Celebrate New Times — The Newark Museum of Art Reopens

Newark Museum Of Art Spotlights New Jersey Artists In Special Exhibition
June 17, 2021
CBS New York | Newark Museum Of Art Spotlights New Jersey Artists In Special Exhibition

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Newark Museum Of Art Spotlights New Jersey Artists In Special Exhibition
June 17, 2021
Times News Network

The Newark Museum of Art Presents Community Day: Juneteenth
June 14, 2021

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The Newark Museum of Art Reopens on June 3; Museum Launches Summer Arts in the Garden Series in Partnership with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
May 14, 2021

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NMOA Director Appointed to Association of Art Museum Directors Board of Trustees
March 22, 2021

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The Newark Museum of Art’s March Schedule Sees New Twist on Virtual Events
March 4, 2021

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The Newark Museum of Art Names Two Senior Executives to Head Board
February 18, 2021

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The Newark Museum of Art Presents First Community Day of 2021—MLK Jr. Day Celebration: Breaking Down Barriers
January 11, 2021

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The Newark Museum of Art Announces Call for Submissions for 2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond
November 10, 2020

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The Newark Museum of Art Reopens, Oct. 8, 9 and 10
September 16, 2020

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16 Museum Directors Show Us the Art That Hangs in Their Offices, From Richard Armstrong’s Al Held to Zoé Whitley’s Lynette Yiadom‑Boakye
June 3, 2020
Artnet News | Hanging behind my desk is the striking BundleHouse:Borderlines #2 by Nyugen Smith (2012). 

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Norman Bluhm’s Sensual Spiritualism
May 9, 2020
Hyperallergic | Norman Bluhm transformed the vocabulary we associate with the gestural branch of Abstract Expressionism into something that others of the so‑called Second Generation did not pursue, much less attain.

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The Newark Museum of Art Celebrates the Earth at First Virtual Community Day
April 15, 2020

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Norman Bluhm: Metamorphosis
February 27, 2020
NJIT Vector | The Newark Museum of Art is currently displaying “Norman Bluhm: Metamorphasis.”

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6 Art Exhibits Opening in NJ This February
January 29, 2020
New Jersey Monthly | “Norman Bluhm: Metamorphosis” showcases five decades of the artist’s abstract paintings.

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The Newark Museum of Art Names New CFO & Deputy Director of Infrastructure
January 9, 2020

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The Newark Museum of Art Presents Major Retrospective of American Abstract Painter Norman Bluhm
November 19, 2019

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Museum Rolls Out New Name to Highlight Its Art Collections
November 6, 2019
The Star Ledger

The Newark Museum of Art: A New Name for New Jersey’s Largest Art and Culture Institution
November 6, 2019

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Newark Museum Is Now the Newark Museum of Art
November 6, 2019
The New York Times | The museum’s director said the decision was an essential part of updating its identity and attracting new visitors.

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Catherine Evans Named Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs of Newark Museum
November 1, 2019

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Newark Museum Welcomes New Deputy Director of Education and Audience Engagement
October 28, 2019

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Newark Museum to Host Latest Event in the Kevin Shanley Tibetan Art Lecture Series on October 25 at 12:30 p.m.
October 25, 2019

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NJ Celebrities Are Focus of Photo Exhibit At Newark Museum
October 20, 2019
The Star Ledger

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‘What Exit’ celebrates N.J. celebrities in photo exhibit at the Newark Museum
October 17, 2019
NJ.com | If you’re from New Jersey, you could be anywhere in the world ‑ the Siberian steppes, an Argentinian archipelago, the desert of Death Valley ‑ and you’ll get the same question about your home state, “What exit?”

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Newark Museum Eyes Japanese Buddhism
October 3, 2019
Bergen Record

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Newark Museum exhibit showcases Zen artwork dating back hundreds of years
September 26, 2019
NorthJersey.com | As the title suggests, "Beyond Zen" aims to put Zen in a larger context — as one of three major schools of Japanese Buddhism.

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Wendy Red Star at the Newark Museum: A Powerful Portrait of the Crow Nation
June 5, 2019
The New York Times

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Newark Museum Asian Art Exhibition to Showcase Birds in Art
May 17, 2019

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Newark Museum’s Revitalized Galleries Spotlight American Modern and Contemporary Artists from Georgia O’Keeffe to Matthew Brandt
May 17, 2019

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Wendy Red Star’s New Exhibition Is Part Historical Corrective, Part Ghost Story
March 2, 2019
Vogue | The centerpiece of Wendy Red Star’s exhibition at New Jersey’s Newark Museum, “Wendy Red Star: A Scratch on the Earth,” is a sweat lodge.

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Newark Museum Spotlights Contemporary Artist Wendy Red Star with Mid‑Career Survey
February 4, 2019

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Newark Museum Exhibition Highlights Impact of Japanese Aesthetics on Global Fashions from John Galliano to Comme des Garçons
February 1, 2019

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Newark Museum Exhibition Celebrates Sparkling Gift of Steuben Glass
February 1, 2019

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PSEG Foundation Grant Supports Newark Museum Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
January 28, 2019

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Kimono Meets Couture
October 12, 2018
Wall Street Journal

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‘Dramatic Threads: Textiles of Asia’ Review: The Very Fabric of Asian Societies
March 17, 2018
Wall Street Journal | More than beautiful creations, textiles functioned as financial instruments, status symbols and devotional aids.

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Your Concise New York Art Guide for Spring 2018
February 28, 2018
Hyperallergic

Repertoire by Molly Hatch
January 16, 2018
Wall Street International | The Newark Museum has commissioned a site‑specific, three‑part installation by ceramic artist Molly Hatch that calls attention to the iconic architecture in its Charles W. Engelhard Court.

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Modern Heroics
December 12, 2016
Wall Street Journal | Building on the Museum’s historic role as a leader in collecting and exhibiting African‑American art, a new exhibition at the Newark Museum will present a distinguished group of works by leading modern and contemporary artists.

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Newark Museum Highlights African‑American Expression, From Romare Bearden to Mickalene Thomas
June 17, 2016
Artnet News | The show includes a Norman Lewis canvas unseen in nearly 60 years.

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Two Projects Share a Goal: Challenge Stereotypes of Islam and Arabs
April 9, 2016
The New York Times | “One of the very unusual things about this exhibition is that we’re featuring works from all over the world, not just the Middle East,” said Katherine Anne Paul, lead curator of the exhibition and the curator of Arts of Asia at the museum. 

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Kambui Olujimi: Skywriters & Constellations
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