Spring 2013 Program Brochure (click to view)
Through June 9, 2013
See New Jersey’s emerging young artists in the annual Fresh Perspectives juried exhibition, which began in 1989 to give artistically accomplished high school students a professionally organized museum exhibition experience and to recognize art teachers for their encouragement and the effective teaching of these talented student artists. Featuring 50 pieces of outstanding artwork selected from over 430 submissions from 39 New Jersey High schools. From traditional to cutting edge, this year’s exhibit will be judged by Clay Allen, Chairperson of the Visual Arts Department at County College of Morris and Tricia Zimic, artist and conservationist.
Click to download the catalog: Fresh Perspectives Catalog 2013
In the Bank: Coin Banks from the Collection of
Michael M. Horn, Esq.
Through August 17, 2013
This exhibition features more than 150 objects, including children’s banks, mechanical banks, and bank books. An important form of Americana, these coin banks offer valuable insight into the time they represent.
Representing a time in American history when commercial banks and businesses distributed coin banks to the public to encourage people to save, while also promoting their financial institutions and businesses, these coin banks served to persuade individuals to open bank accounts, encourage the public to try a particular product, and remind people to save for their homes, future, and children. This collection depicts American historical figures, characters from popular radio and television programs, and commemorative events. Many are from New Jersey banks and other banks from around the nation that no longer exist.
Opening Reception, Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 2:00pm
Once Upon a Dime: The World of Money
Through August 17, 2013
Presented by Chase Bank
What Makes the World Go ‘Round? The answer, of course, is money. This interactive exhibition invites you to discover the fascinating story of money over thousands of years and across the world. Peek into a large bank vault filled with different kinds of “money,” and follow the story of money from barter to digital dollars through a series of interactive stations. Visitors will be challenged to think about spending, saving and investing their own money. Play the Barter Game and explore the value of money. Become an inspector on the lookout for counterfeit bills in our Crime Lab. Then start your own Cookie Business.
Once Upon a Dime, presented by Chase Bank, will provide fun and educational financial literacy programs and invite school-aged children, families, and adults to explore the fascinating story of money through hands-on activities.
Home School Program, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 1:00pm
Financially Empowering Women,™ July 11, 2013, 2:00 – 4:00pm and 7:00 – 9:00pm
Money Festival, Saturday, August 10, 2013
Structures: Paintings by Joseph Genova
Through June 23, 2013
Nature Sublime: Landscape Paintings by Todd L.W. Doney
Through June 23, 2013
Inspired by nature, Todd Doney explores the light, color, and texture of landscape scenes. Using vivid colors, stark contrasts, and soft brushstrokes, Doney captures the essence of a natural scene in his large scale paintings of New Jersey landscapes. In addition to painting, Todd is also an illustrator and educator.
Opening Reception, Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:30pm Click here to see photos!
Artist Talk and Demonstration with Todd Doney, Thursday, June 13 at 6:30pm
Line Color, and Pattern: Textile Designs of
Central and South America
Through June 16, 2013
Explore the rich cultural history of Central and South America through costumes and textiles drawn from Peru, Guatemala, Mexico and other countries that demonstrate the creative use of color and line and the intricacies of weaving, embroidery, and cross-stitch.
Watercolors of W. Carl Burger
W. Carl Burger is one of New Jersey’s most-decorated and beloved artists. Working notably in watercolors, Burger emphasizes the garden in the Garden State, presenting landscape and natural scenes with passion and exuberance.
W. Carl Burger, Russ’ Old Barn, Stockton, acrylic on canvas, 36″x48″, 2002
Pottery by Albert Green
For more than fifty years until his death in 1994, Albert Green produced works of genius that continue to influence the ceramic world today. Through years of experimentation and study, Albert was able to teach himself the intricacies of clay and glazes. Simple utilitarian forms – the bowl, the bottle, the plate – became Albert’s canvases, allowing him to concentrate on the interplay of color and design which graces the surface of every piece.
Albert Green Pottery