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FOUNDER’S SOCIETY CALENDAR OF PROGRAMS 2017-2018
Founder’s Society Members enjoy unique cultural offerings throughout the year, “Founder’s First”
priority booking for openings and travel packages. Invitations for each event will be sent in advance, and RSVP is required as space is limited for these special programs. Contact Michele Saliola at 973.596.6491 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dates and times may be subject to change, and additional events may be added throughout the year. Offsite daytrips may include direct costs for lunch and transportation. Thank you for being part of our vibrant community at the Newark Museum!
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 10am-3pm: Founder’s Society Daytrip to Artist Lofts in SoHo
Donald Judd Home and Studio, SoHo History Project, Private Studio of David Novros
Take a private tour of the home and studio of Minimalist artist and designer Donald Judd at 101 Spring Street. Guided by a practicing NYC artist, explore the 5-story cast-iron factory transformed by Judd over 4 decades as a permanent installation of his work and pieces traded with his peers, including Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Ad Reinhardt, Frank Stella, Claes Oldenburg, and an international collection of furniture and decorative art. Then visit the mobile museum of historian Yukie Ohta, who the NYTimes calls “The Memory Keeper of SoHo” and get a hands-on look at historical ephemera and oral histories documenting SoHo’s 1960s-80s bohemian community of illegal artist lofts and alternative gallery spaces. Following lunch at Bistro Les Amis, visit the Broome Street loft of artist David Novros, whose canvases are installed at the Whitney Museum. In addition to seeing projects in progress with Paula Cooper Gallery and contemporary frescos to be exhibited in Italy this fall, Novros will share his perspective as an artist living in SoHo since the 1970s, who has worked on public and private art commissions in Newark and throughout the US and Europe for nearly 40 years.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 10am-1pm
Dreams of the Kings Tour at China Institute and Lunch in Lower Manhattan
Join Newark Museum Trustee and Founder’s Society Member Sophia Sheng and Curator of Arts of Asia Katherine Anne Paul on a private tour of the celebrated exhibition Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity at China Institute’s new location in Lower Manhattan. Founder’s Society Members will enjoy a behind-the-scenes account of the assembly of treasures from the Han Dynasty including the celebrated centerpiece, a Jade burial suit assembled with gold thread from the Xuzhou Museum. China Institute point out work never before exhibited in the US and shed light on Chinese beliefs in immortality and unique rituals for the afterlife. Lunch will follow at View of the World Restaurant nearby.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017 6pm-8pm
Storage Tour at the Newark Museum
Newark Museum’s Curatorial team takes Founder’s Society Membersinto rarely-seen corners of the Newark Museum to explore works of art in storage. Hear from Curator of Decorative Arts Ulysses Grant Dietz, Curator of American Art Tricia Laughlin Bloom and Curator of Arts of Asia Katherine Anne Paul about treasures in the Museum’s collection, recent activities in collections care and conservation plans for the nearly 200,000 works of art and natural science specimens that rank the Newark Museum the largest in the state. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017
Opening Celebrations for Washington Street Engagement and Access Project
and Dedication Ceremony for Louis Bamberger Entrance at 49 Washington Street in downtown Newark
Founder’s Society Members will be invited to attend special events marking the completion of renovations to enhance public access to the Newark Museum’s world-class collections in the heart of Newark’s downtown. Activities include the unveiling of its new Arts of Global Africa Galleries with Curator of Arts of Global Africa Christa Clarke, the opening of a newly renovated Ancient Mediterranean Art Gallery, and a Dedication Ceremony for the Museum’s historic main entrance on Washington Street to honor Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Louis Bamberger, whose generosity built the Newark Museum. Times to be announced in September 2017.
Special Opportunity Exclusively for Founder’s Society! To request availability for a custom hard-hat tour, construction update or group tour of the newly renovated galleries, contact Michele Saliola at email@example.com.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017 6-9pm
An Evening of Newark Icons: Celebrating The Newark Public Library and Newark Museum
Join Trustees of the Newark Museum and the Newark Public Library for a traveling cocktail reception exclusively for Founder’s Society Members celebrating two historic addresses on Newark’s Washington Street. Kicking off with a private reception and remarks in the Library’s Centennial Hall at 5 Washington Street, guests will trace the history of the Newark Museum from its first exhibitions in the Library to the present day with a walk down Washington Street to the Museum’s newly reopened historic entrance at 49 Washington Street. Historical ephemera and archival material documenting rare collections held at the Newark Public Library and Newark Museum’s Archives and Library will be on temporary view just for Founder’s Society. Closing remarks and reception will be held in the Museum’s newly renovated lobby.
Private Tour and Reception for Musical Arts of Asia, Newark Museum
Join Newark Museum’s Arts of Asia Curator Katherine Anne Paul for a private viewing of Musical Arts of Asia. Highlighting prints, paintings, ivories and lacquer works from China, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal and Tibet drawn from the Museum’s rich collection, Dr. Paul’s remarks will cover string, percussion and wind instruments not found in Western traditions. Founder’s Society Members will enjoy a rare performance by musicians performing Korean songs on traditional gayageum like those on view in the exhibition, with a reception to follow in the Trustees Room. Date and time to be confirmed in August 2017.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
Newark Museum Annual Members Meeting
Founder’s Society Members are invited to join Museum Trustees, Museum Fellows and honorees for a presentation and reception in the Ballantine House Trustees Room. Take part in this annual tradition bringing together dedicated members of the Newark Museum community. Hear remarks from the Executive Director, Trustees and Curators as they recap the Newark Museum’s 2017 achievements and share news of upcoming exhibitions, acquisitions of new work and major initiatives happening across the Museum. Time and special guest speaker to be announced in December 2017.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 6pm-9pm
Founder’s Society Opening Reception for Dramatic Threads
Newark Museum invites you to mark the start of Asia Week with an advance viewing of “Dramatic Threads,” featuring theatrical and political costume, architectural and ceremonial textiles that are woven, tooled, riveted and embroidered. Arts of Asia Curator Katherine Anne Paul will present rare examples from the Newark Museum’s permanent collection, and guide guests through a hands-on study of garment structures and techniques, traditional designs and motifs, and aspects of connoisseurship of interest to the collector.
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 6pm-9pm
Founder’s Society Members Opening and Private Reception for The Rockies and the Alps
Be among the first to see the Newark Museum’s new exhibition The Rockies and the Alps, celebrating monumental landscape painting and the romance of the mountains that captured the world’s attention in the late 19th century. This exhibition will be the first to be held in the expansive new Special Exhibition Gallery on the Second Floor. Paintings, photographs and sketches represent the beauty of the American West combine with rare travelogues, natural specimens and lantern slides from the Newark Museum’s Archives documenting the natural landscape and the popular phenomenon of mountaineering. Hosted by Director Steven Kern and American Art Curator Tricia Bloom.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018 6pm-9pm
Founder’s Society Progressive Cocktail Party at the Newark Museum
Come along on an after-hours roaming cocktail party at the Newark Museum. Curators and Founder’s Society Members will get a behind-the-scenes look at newly installed works and hear about upcoming special projects at New Jersey’s largest art and science museum. “Culture stops” include the Planetarium, the American Art galleries, Dynamic Earth, Tibetan Art, the Museum’s Conservation Lab and a hands-on creative experience in the MakerSPACE. Doors open at 6:00pm and tour departs promptly at 6:30pm. Cocktails, hearty appetizers and dessert provided throughout the Museum.
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018 -- SAVE THE DATE: NEWARK MUSEUM ANNUAL LEGACY GALA --
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018 9am-3pm
Founder’s Society Daytrip to Chelsea Galleries and the High Line
American Art Curator Tricia Bloom takes Founder’s Society Members to see select galleries in Chelsea. Get an insider’s view into artists whose work is being acquired and commissioned by the Newark Museum for its permanent collection. Weather permitting, Founder’s Society Members will take a private group tour of the new High Line Art installations for the 2018 Summer season hosted by Friends of the High Line. Transportation will be provided from the Newark Museum and between gallery stops as needed. Lunch will be provided in the Chelsea area.
PRIVATE COLLECTION TOURS AND EVENTS IN JUNE AND JULY 2018 ARE IN DEVELOPMENT. STAY TUNED!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO INTRODUCE A FRIEND TO FOUNDER’S SOCIETY? We warmly welcome new friends to consider Founder’s Society’s unique cultural offerings and other benefits, including free admission at museums nationwide, parking passes, and discounts throughout the year. Contact Michele Saliola at 973.596.6491 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.