Published in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of The Newark Museum, this fully illustrated book highlights the extensive and diverse collections of New Jersey's largest museum. The Museum boasts the most significant historical collection of Tibetan art in the Western Hemisphere. The American Art collection is one of the best in the country and includes a superb collection of Hudson River landscape paintings, as well as major works of modern art and contemporary art.Fine examples from the extensive African collection include masks, figural sculpture, textiles and dress, pottery, jewelery, furniture, photography and paintings. Also featured are works from the classical collections from Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome, as well as a collection of ceramics, glass, furniture and textiles displayed in 19th-century Ballantine House. In addition to its comprehensive art collections, The Newark Museum also features the natural sciences. This handsome volume will be of interest to all visitors to the Museum and all those interested in art from around the world.
Beth Venn is Senior Curator of American Art and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Newark Museum.