• Current

    Featured exhibitions and special projects currently on view

  • Past

    Previously installed exhibitions and special projects

Benefit Events

The Museum’s benefit events each offer unique sponsorship and entertaining opportunities. Contact the Development Office at 973‑596‑6559 or e‑mail Kristin Curry at kcurry@newarkmuseumart.org for more information.

Art Ball

Art Ball is The Newark Museum of Art’s annual gala, and its largest fundraising event of the year. A cornerstone of New Jersey’s cultural calendar, this event brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, arts advocates, and museum supporters for an evening of cocktails, live music, a seated dinner, and dancing throughout the Museum’s campus, including The Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden.

Annual awards for meritorious service in museums and lifetime achievement in the arts are awarded to artists and community leaders who exemplify visionary thinking, enlightened generosity, and advocacy of cultural endeavors. Art Ball provides valuable support for the Museum’s special exhibitions and permanent galleries as well as its Learning & Engagement department, which offers outstanding programs for families, adults, community organizations, school groups, educators, and visitors with disabilities at little to no cost.

This year’s Art Ball took place on Saturday, May 14, 2022. 

Women, Power, and Promise: A Convening 

Held for the first time in 2021 as a virtual program, this event gives a platform to fearless thought leaders to discuss the pursuit of true equality for all women. Hosted by The Newark Museum of Art’s Business & Community Council, this event raises funding from event sponsors and attendees to support the Museum’s Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives.


Spring Tea

A daytime event hosted by The Newark Museum Volunteer Organization (NMVO), the Spring Tea brings together Members and supporters to connect with each other and gain a deeper appreciation of arts and culture. A morning reception and pop-up boutique shopping is followed by a presentation by a guest lecturer in the arts and a seated luncheon in the Museum. Proceeds collected by the NMVO from event sponsors and guests support the Museum’s programs and operations.

Fall Luncheon

This annual gathering of Members and supporters celebrates the Museum’s mission to spark curiosity and foster community. Following a morning reception in the Christine Chambers Gilfillan Welcome Center, guests enjoy a presentation in the Billy Johnson Auditorium by a gifted speaker from the arts and humanities field, followed by a seated luncheon in the heart of the Museum’s campus, The Charles W. Engelhard Court. Proceeds from event sponsors and ticket holders support exhibitions and public programs.

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