Newark Museum is New Jersey’s largest, and one of the most influential cultural institutions in the United States. Bringing together art and science, the Museum allows for an educational and inspirational journey through 80 galleries of world-class collections including American, Asian, African and Classical. The Museum boasts the most important collection of Tibetan art in the Western Hemisphere, the 1885 Ballantine House, a National Historic Landmark, and one of the leading collections of American Modernism in the country.
The Shape of Light: Gabriel Dawe
On view through January 10, 2016
This exhibition features large-scale, site-specific installations, sculptural works and works on paper by internationally known multi-media artist Gabriel Dawe. Born and raised in Mexico City and now based in Dallas, Dawe creates site-specific environments from colored thread that explore connections between textiles, architecture and the human body. For The Shape of Light, he created two temporary large-scale installations, Plexus no. 30 and Plexus no. 31, which engage with the Newark Museum's historical architectural spaces, taking over the main galleries for the run of the exhibition.
The most extensive museum presentation of Dawe’s work to date, The Shape of Light allows visitors to experience two installations in sequence and in context with works that highlight Dawe’s unique engagement with materials and processes.
Chromatic: Minimalism and Color Field Experiments
This gallery installation presents highlights from the Newark Museum’s collection of late modern abstraction, bringing together works by major figures and innovators experimenting with color and light, including Mark Rothko, Josef Albers, Donald Judd, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Alma Thomas and others. Minimalism and Color Field painting emerged in the 1950s and flourished throughout the 1960s and ‘70s. Favoring simplified geometric shapes and machine-made materials, such as steel, plastic and fluorescent light, these artists created works that feature sleek, streamlined surfaces and bold inventive approaches to color.
Rajas, Wrestlers & Renunciants: Portraits from Asia
On view through February 28, 2016
Bejeweled Indian princes, muscled Japanese sumo wrestlers, stately Chinese and Korean scholars and shaven-headed Tibetan, Japanese, Korean and Philippine monks. These are just a few of the kinds of portraits highlighted in the latest thematic rotation located within the Newark Museum’s twenty permanent galleries devoted to the arts of Asia. More than thirty works, many never before placed on view.
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