NEWARK: The Newark Museum Second Sunday program continues on Sunday, October 9 from noon to 5 pm. The program features lectures; performances; tours; art and science demonstrations, and workshops; music; and baked goods. All events are free with admission. The Museum is located at 49 Washington St., Newark.
This month’s program celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Highlights include:
Baked treats with music by the NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens Ensemble
Noon – 2 pm
In Conversation: Modern Heroics Curator Tricia Laughlin Bloom and artist Shoshanna Weinberger
Weinberger discusses her work, which draws strongly on her Caribbean-African background, and the complexity of heritage and conventional expectations of beauty as she defines the female archetype.
Newark Museum through the Eyes of Gallery Aferro Artists: Jessica Ellis
Ellis tours the Museum and talks about what inspires her and the ways that works in the collection impact her own paintings.
Visitors make things that are inspired by their own interests and explorations. These things are made using low-cost everyday tools and materials, enhanced through access to state-of-the art technologies.
Performance: Pastrana y Plena Dulce
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music and dancing by the Newark-based group of musicians and dancers.
Hispanic Information and Telecommunication Network (HITN)
Noon to 4 pm
A hands-on experience designed for early language learners and early English language learners. The HITN Maker/Play Space provides children with opportunities to make their own creations using collage, decoupage, markers and crayons incorporating shapes and colors that include some that are found in selected pieces from the Museum's Latin American collections.
Family Gallery Workshops: Modern Heroics
1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
Children ages 5-12 and their families visit Modern Heroics and create expressive works of art inspired by the bold of color, scale and gesture in the exhibition.
Creative Play: Color
1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to hop on board the color train! Participants learn about primary and secondary colors while exploring the Museum’s collection.
Hispanic Heritage Month Teen-Led Gallery Tour (Spanish Language Tour)
Teens from the Museum’s Explorers Program lead this Spanish language tour featuring art from Modern Heroics and a new rotation of works from throughout Latin America.
Hispanic Heritage Month Gallery Tour (Spanish Language Tour)
Visit collection highlights, including a new rotation of works from throughout Latin America, on this docent-led tour in Spanish.
Hispanic Heritage Month Gallery Tour (English Language Tour)
Visit collection highlights, including a new rotation of works from throughout Latin America, on this docent-led tour in English.
Second Sundays are presented by the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. Additional support is provided by United. For further information, visit www.newarkmuseum.org.