Museums and Art Galleries (Self Guided), Newark

Newark has a good reputation among cities from the east coast of the United States. Lots of Newark historical exhibitions await you in order to unveil their heritage that has travelled through centuries right up until the present day. Newark sends you a letter of invitation to visit its proud museums and art galleries whereby the remarkable history of this fair city is stored.
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Guide Name: Museums and Art Galleries
Guide Location: USA » Newark (See other walking tours in Newark)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: AlexanderH
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
  • Newark Museum
  • Paul Robeson Gallery
  • Gallery Aferro
  • Index Art Center
  • Solo(s) Project House
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art

1) Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art

Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, is located on Broad Street, in the downtown Newark arts neighborhood. The gallery was founded as a Major Arts Organization by the NJ State Council of the Arts. Dedicated to modern art, this cultural venue offers various changing exhibitions and educational programs and promotes visual art.
Newark Museum

2) Newark Museum (must see)

The Newark Museum is the largest museum in New Jersey. It holds fine collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art, and arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient world. The Newark Museum's Tibetan galleries are considered among the best in the world. The collection was purchased from Christian missionaries in the early twentieth century. The Tibetan galleries have an in-situ Buddhist altar that the Dalai Lama has consecrated.

In addition to its extensive art collections, The Newark Museum is dedicated to natural science. It includes the Dreyfuss Planetarium and the Victoria Hall of Science which highlights some of the museum's 70,000 specimen Natural Science Collection.

The Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden, located behind the museum, is the setting for community programs, concerts and performances. The garden is also home to a 1784 old stone schoolhouse and Fire Safety Center. The museum was organized in 1909 by master Newark librarian John Cotton Dana. The kernel of the museum was a collection of Japanese prints, silks, and porcelains assembled by a Newark pharmacist. The Museum had a mini-zoo with small animals for some twenty years, until August 2010.

Operation hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Paul Robeson Gallery

3) Paul Robeson Gallery

Paul Robeson Gallery, located within Rutgers University Campus, is a popular art center in Newark promoting freedom of artistic expression, cultural democracy and values of multicultural community. Changing exhibitions of the gallery often raise important questions about our world and society. Diverse, striking visual art objects are presented in a light, modern environment. Working in close partnership with the city's most prominent cultural and educational organization, Paul Robeson Gallery also provides a learning workshop that offers young artists an opportunity to explore the fascinating world of contemporary art.
Gallery Aferro

4) Gallery Aferro

Young and old are all welcome to visit Aferro Gallery, home to a fascinating world of contemporary art. Changing exhibitions of this large gallery display eye-catching artwork of prominent artists of the city, as well as emerging talents. The gallery is famous for providing workshop spaces for all those who want to get noticed on the cultural scene of the city. Gallery Aferro abounds in very diverse works and is a vast and interesting gallery. Its paintings features local, national and international emerging artists. Take a walk through it.
Index Art Center

5) Index Art Center

Index Art Center was founded 2009 by three exploring artists: Craig Lowell, Seth Goodwin and DC Smith. They challenged the Newark’s cultural background and tended to explore the contemporary art into a path of emerging artistic influences. The primary objective of the Index Art Center is to assemble together the artists from various cultural directions and create the true cotemporary cultural spirit of Newark. A lot of magnificent exhibition awaits its visitors there, along with a multitude of the most extrinsic artistic combinations. You’ll find Index Art Center a truly artistic wonder place. Go and check out its splendid works!
Solo(s) Project House

6) Solo(s) Project House

Solo(s) Project House is a concept that purports to bring together various artists so that every one of them can give his contribution towards the creation of an art. Of course there are individual works where an artist creates his project through thought. The Solo house is surrounded from the inside with the most eccentric projects, giving it a high value of artistic history. Solo(s) house is a place where artists dwell and express themselves. Visiting Solo(s) project house will sharpen your artistic disposition.

Walking Tours in Newark, New Jersey

Create Your Own Walk in Newark

Create Your Own Walk in Newark

Creating your own self-guided walk in Newark is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Newark's Historical Places

Newark's Historical Places

Founded in 1666, Newark is home to numerous historic places, such as districts, buildings, parks, cemeteries and statuary. Many of its old constructions are veritable masterpieces and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Take the next self-guided tour to find the most interesting historic sights in the city.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 Km or 4.8 Miles
Newark Introduction Walking Tour

Newark Introduction Walking Tour

Newark, the most populous city of New Jersey, is a major transportation hub, but also home to a number of cultural and historic attractions. Among them the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), a venue for big-name concerts and shows, as well as Newark Museum, holding a vast collection of American paintings and sculptures. To learn what else is there to see in Newark, follow this orientation...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles