The Newark Museum on Washington Street is set to be expanded.

Expanding Africa at the Newark Museum:
New Visions, New Galleries 


On View Through May 2013
Features exceptional works of art from the Museum’s extensive and ever-growing collection.  Bringing together contemporary and historic works in a range of different media, the exhibition seeks to broaden conventional ideas about African art while encouraging dialogue about its constantly evolving definition.

 

For nearly a century, the Newark Museum has been a pioneer among U.S. museums in the collecting and display of African art. Today, the Museum’s nationally known collection includes nearly 5,000 works representing artistic creativity, past and present, from throughout the continent. Tis exhibition features exceptional works of art from the Museum’s extensive and ever-growing collection. Bringing together contemporary and historic works in a range of different media, the exhibition seeks to broaden conventional ideas about African art while encouraging dialogue about its constantly evolving definition.

NEWARK — The Newark Museum is moving ahead with an expansion of its African art department that will result in new galleries for the collection, more staffing and better educational programs, but also signals a serious retrenchment for the facility.

In 2006, the Newark African Art Museum unveiled plans for a $235 million addition, called the  Signature Project (inside members section article continues, with also some images from objects in the collection a video and contact informations). However, ...

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