ICONS OF AMERICAN CULTURE:
HISTORY OF NEW JERSEY DINERS
September 8 – December 31, 2016
When was the last time you ate at a diner? If you are like millions in New Jersey, the answer is not too long ago. Dubbed “the land of diners,” New Jersey’s highways and main streets are dotted with silver airstreams and neon signs of the classic American diner. Moreover, New Jersey was and still is the diner manufacturing industry’s hub. This exhibition explores the rich history of the Garden State’s favorite casual eatery through classic photographs and historical artifacts.
Gallery Tour and Talk with Michael Gabriele, Nov. 5,
Image: Mark Oberndorf, Lyndhurst Diner, Oil on linen, 2009.
FOUR COLLEGES: A STUDENT/FACULTY ART EXHIBITION
September 13 – November 20, 2016
Four Colleges brings students and faculty from County College of Morris, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Drew University and College of Saint Elizabeth together to showcase the talent right here in our own backyard. The intention is to probe an artist’s sphere of influence. What are the significant influences on an artist? How does an art teacher influence a student’s work? Can we see it in a student’s work? By showcasing these four schools we celebrate and bring together the creative resources in our community with the hope of forging new opportunities.
Image: Emily Larossa, The Telephone Poles.
PROHIBITION FROM FLAPPERS TO BOOTLEGGERS
September 18 – December 11, 2016
Step back in time to a period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and leaders of the temperance movement. Jersey Spirits is an exhibition about the tumultuous Prohibition era in the Garden State. The show explores how local figures boldly produced, smuggled, and sold alcohol during the years of 1920 to 1933. It also delves into the moral, religious, and political sentiments that shaped America’s “noble experiment” and considers how the horrors of excessive drinking and the cry for social reform fueled the Temperance and Suffrage Movements.
Visitors to Jersey Spirits will experience:
• Fashions of the Roaring 20s including flapper dresses, hairstyles, and cigarette holders
• Authentic barware and flasks
• Historic photographs
• Propaganda materials
• Music, dance, literature, and films of the era
Image: George Gonzales’ restaurant & bar, River St. near Newark St. during prohibition, 1929, Hoboken Public Library.
accessABILITY ART EXHIBITIONS
Center for Enhancing Abilities, a program of Progressive Comprehensive Services, LLC
September 29 – October 2, 2016
Free Opening Reception, Sept. 29, 6:00–8:00PM
New Beginnings, Gramon Family of Schools
November 17 – 20, 2016
Free Opening Reception, Nov. 17, 6:00–8:00PM
A WORLD OF MINIATURES
October 22, 2016 – January 16, 2017
Showcasing handcrafted silver tea sets, exquisite furnishings, and miniature rooms created by master artisans, this year’s miniature exhibit will feature two new rooms: a recreation of George Washington’s office from Morristown’s Ford mansion and a colonial bedroom.
INTO THE UNKNOWN: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER
November 5, 2016–February 12, 2017
Before Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance near the southwestern coast of New Guinea, he embarked on a life-changing expedition to learn about the Baliem Valley Dani people. This exhibition features a selection of Rockefeller’s photographs from the Baliem Valley New Guinea expedition of 1961.
THE MIYANMIN PEOPLE OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA:
FROM THE RESEARCH AND COLLECTION OF DR. GEORGE E.B. MORREN
November 5, 2016–February 12, 2017
Enter a land of dense rainforests, mountains and winding rivers. This is the home of the Miyanmin people. Pioneering Rutgers University anthropologist, the late Dr. George E.B. Morren, conducted ground-breaking research that helped interpret this land and its people. View Dr. Morren’s collection of Miyanmin artifacts while learning about his eldwork. Observe exotic birds, plants, and examine insects from the American Museum of Natural History’s permanent collection.
Exhibition Reception, Nov. 13
The Changing World of the Engans, Nov. 19, see page 17. Wild New Guinea!, Nov. 10