Special Programs & Events


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Tom RyderMeet the Artists
Friday, April 10, 2:00-4:00pm

Panel Discussions with artists featured in the exhibition Accessorize: The Person and The Place

Free with Museum admission

Image:  Thomas  Ryder, Reflections (Man Made Beauty), blown and sculpted glass, 13.5×6.5×14, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist.

Fictitious Dishes: Alice's Adventures in WonderlandFictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals
Thursday, April 23, 6:30pm

Join author Dinah Fried as she reveals the inspiration for her photographs of meals from celebrated literature—ranging from The Secret Garden to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Each photograph seeks to capture the essence of a specific novel, evoking the setting and atmosphere of the narrative. A veritable feast for your eyes and palate! Wine and deserts will be served. Registration required.

Tickets: $15 Members / $20 Non-members
For tickets, call 973.971.3706

Image: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,  Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals

Indian DanceIndian Dance Performance and Interpretation with Ramya Ramnarayan
Saturday, May 9, 11:00am 

Enjoy this narrated dance performance.

Free with Museum admission
For reservations, call 973.971.3706

Shreeyash PalshikarIndian Magic Talk with Shreeyash Palshikar
Saturday, May 9, 3:00pm

This talk will provide a historical and cultural overview of Indian magic starting with its roots in Indian mystical practices and concluding with a discussion of the current state of the art. It will introduce the three main types of Indian magicians, briefly analyze these images, and describe tricks particular to each of these types. The talk will draw on Dr. Palshikar’s research for his PhD qualifying paper from The University of Chicago and incorporate personal insights from his two decades of performing worldwide as an Indian magician.

FREE with Museum admission

Mandala Making
Thursday, May 14, 2:00-3:30pm

Creating mandalas, a meditative process that has been practiced by Buddhist monks for centuries using colored glass sand, has become a mainstay in the western world thanks to psychiatrist/ psychologist Carl J. Jung. The Mandala can be used today as a method of reducing stress, decreasing anxiety, and an opportunity for self-reflection, as the inner circle represents each individual’s personal universe.

This workshop, facilitated by a board certified art therapist, is an experiential opportunity to learn about the mandala, its history and healing properties, and to create your own mandala, a reflection of your inner world.  This program is being sponsored by the Healing Arts Program at Atlantic Health System.

Reservations required. For reservations, call 973.971.3706

Indian Art Today
Sunday, May 17, 2:00pm 

Lecture by Dr. Karen Pechilis that explores contemporary Indian art, the influences of classical and religious art, and response to modern culture.

Free with Museum admission
For tickets, call 973.971.3706

Disc Musical BoxGuinness Composer Series: Amusing Musicals
Thursday, May 21, 6:30-8:00pm
Thursday, May 28, 3:00-4:30pm

Spanning multiple decades, join us on a “mechanical” musical journey to experience enjoyable tunes by well-known composers.

Tickets: $7 Members / $9 Non-members
For tickets, call 973.971.3706

Image: Stella, Disc Musical Box, Mermod Frères, c. 1900, Ste. Croix Switzerland, ID: 2003.18.103a-g

Shirley-TempleShirley Temple Film Series
Saturday, May 23, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm

Enjoy iconic works of the world’s most famous child actress.

Tickets: $5 Members/ $7 Non-members