Corporate Support

Partnering to support an exhibition or education program can further your company’s philanthropy goals and/or provide a wealth of marketing benefits for your organization all while helping to provide cultural, scientific and educational opportunities for diverse school and public audiences.

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Become a Corporate Partner

In 1923 Louis Bamberger, the innovative business mogul behind Bamberger’s department store, announced that he would fund the construction of a new downtown space for Newark’s museum. Inspired by the equally visionary John Cotton Dana, the librarian-turned-progressive-education leader, Bamberger put his resources and business acumen to work building a museum unlike any other in the nation at that time: one committed to public education for working families.

From its humble beginnings in 1909 as a collection of exhibits visited by Newark’s schoolchildren on an upper floor of the public library’s downtown branch, today’s Newark Museum of Art has matured into a globally recognized institution that continues to believe in the power of partnership.


Built as “a museum of service—by, for, and of the community,” the museum now known as The Newark Museum of Art has not strayed from its founding principles as a museum of education focused on working families and the appreciation of art, science, and technology. The Museum’s story is one of partnership between like-minded for-profits and not-for-profits focused on the city of Newark, its residents, and visitors.

Businesses involved with The Newark Museum of Art preserve and showcase artistic masterpieces while providing critical educational services that uplift Newark and its surrounding communities. Corporate supporters fulfill their unique philanthropic goals while enjoying all the benefits of a museum partnership. Businesses that support the Museum and its activities gain visibility and recognition in a vibrant gathering place for a local and regional arts community, all while strengthening The Newark Museum of Art as New Jersey’s largest museum dedicated to art and science education.

For further information about Corporate Giving, please contact Audrey Carmeli, Manager of Corporate Relations, at 973-596-5158 or

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Partnering with us to support an exhibition or education program can further your company’s philanthropy goals and/or provide a wealth of marketing benefits for your organization, all while helping to provide cultural, scientific, and educational opportunities for diverse school and public audiences.

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Membership has its privileges at The Newark Museum of Art, including free entrance to the Museum for employees, corporate volunteer opportunities, and discounted event rentals depending on membership level.

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The Newark Museum of Art’s benefit events are a great way to network with other corporate and community leaders while supporting the arts and culture.

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Planning a special event has as much to do with attending to the perfection of details as it does with presenting a passion for entertaining. Both pursuits are well served at The Newark Museum of Art, where a professional staff will help you create a memorable and exciting event against a backdrop of timeless art and culture.

The Museum offers a variety of spaces for entertaining, including the elegant Engelhard Court, the richly decorated Ballantine House, the beautiful Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden, and the Billy Johnson Auditorium.

Whether it is a private wedding or other celebration, corporate entertaining or a conference, the Museum will make your event one to remember.

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