The 113th Annual Meeting of The Newark Museum Association will review highlights of the past year, outline plans for 2023, and recognize Membership Fellows who have been members for over 25 years.

As a complement to the business portion of our Annual Meeting, we will hear from Silvia Filippini-Fantoni, PhD, Deputy Director, Learning & Engagement, and Catherine Evans, Deputy Director, Collections & Curatorial Strategies, about our most recent and highly celebrated exhibitions, then celebrate together with a reception.

Please RSVP below.

113th Annual Meeting agenda


Call to Order
Board Co-Chairs Allen J. Karp and Eric F. Reed

Voting on Minutes of 2022 Meeting
Board Co-Chairs Allen J. Karp and Eric F. Reed

Financial Report
CFO Sayaka Araki

Voting in of New Trustees
Chair of the Nominating Committee Marshall McLean

Annual Co-Chair Report
Board Co-Chairs Allen J. Karp and Eric F. Reed

Recognizing Membership Fellows
Director and CEO Linda C. Harrison


Questions from Members
Director and CEO Linda C. Harrison

Business Meeting Adjourns
Board Co-Chairs Allen J. Karp and Eric F. Reed


Keynote Addresses
Deputy Director, Learning & Engagement Silvia Filippini-Fantoni
Deputy Director, Collections & Curatorial Strategies Catherine Evans


Post Meeting Reception and Gallery Visits
Seeing America: 18th & 19th & Century and Animal Kingdom

Meet our new Board of Trustee Nominees



Dahlia Elsayed is an artist and writer. She uses painting, installation and sculpture to make fictional landscapes that refer to east/west marginality in pictorial spaces.

Her work is based on pairing diasporan narrative with a terra firma, connecting internal and external sense of place and creating myth pictures for placelessness. These allegorical landscapes use a symbolic vocabulary rooted in cartography, comics and cosmology to make visual narratives that tell unreliable oral histories and anticipate alternate futures. Dahlia’s interest in these themes stems from her own experience of displacement over multiple generations of her family. These involuntary movements from continent to continent, with little belongings but much in story, have formed the way she thinks about place and lore. She makes work to connect the material and concrete to the ephemeral shapes of a personal geography.


Vice President/General Manager of NJ PBS, a subsidiary of the WNET Group 

A growth-oriented public media professional with over 30 years of public media management experience. Employs a community centered approach to content creation and distribution with particular focus on community engagement journalism.  Hands on leader from concept to implementation. Utilizes audience research, digital analytics, and donor feedback to drive growth strategies. Adept at building consensus and delivering productivity from internal and external constituencies. Strong talent recruiting, management and training skills. Brand manager for a trusted community service organization.


Managing Director and Head of Operations and Compliance at HarbourView Equity 

Prior to Harbour Christine spent over 6 years at Morgan Stanley in the Legal and Compliance division in two leadership positions. Most recently serving as Global Head of Oversight for Quality Assurance and Strategy. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Christine worked at the FDIC as a Compliance Examiner. She has also worked at various other financial institutions, such as JP Morgan Chase and GMAC. Christine received a B.A. and a M.B.A. in Finance from Florida International University.



Ron Norsworthy is a multidisciplinary artist whose work employs notions of spaces and decoration of space as narratives about his lived experience as a queer person of color as well as that of his community/communities.

A foundational belief that the rooms, spaces and environments that we inhabit and interact with speak volumes about not only who we are and our identities, but also our dreams, aspirations and our struggles, informs his work. Through the creation of collaged reliefs, decorative objects, textiles and installations, his work carries the viewer with him through the non-linear, layered story of his life: where he’s been, where he is, and where he’s going or might imagine going.



Featured in hundreds of online and print publications, Phillip is known for creating large scaled temporary installations such as Lucid Stead in Joshua Tree, Reflection Field and Portals at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, ¼ Mile Arc in Laguna Beach, and The Circle of Land and Sky at inaugural 2017 Desert X exhibition.

His public artworks are sited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, Nashville, Oklahoma City and The Newark Museum of Art.

The artist’s work is also included in the forthcoming exhibition and catalog Unsettled organized by the Nevada Museum of Art and artist Ed Ruscha.