Museums and Art Galleries of Newark, 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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Museums and Art Galleries of Newark Map

Guide Name: Museums and Art Galleries of Newark
Guide Location: USA » Newark (See other walking tours in Newark)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Author: AlexanderH
Newark Museum

1) 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 am – 5 pm.

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Paul Robeson Gallery

2) 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

3) 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.
Seed Gallery

4) Seed Gallery

The Seed Gallery is absolutely the most challenging art exposition in the Newark area. Its very bizarre paintings and expositions gently thrill every visitor. Its art has great subjectivity, fashion and uniqueness. Seed's gallery art works leaves an unforgettable impression upon any tourist and it is a must-see for the most inquisitive art visitor. The paintings in the Seed Gallery thrive on surrealistic and colorful elaborations. It is one of the famous galleries in Newark, thanks to its originality.
Sumei Art Center

5) Sumei Art Center

The Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts center was founded due to the effort and initiation of a number of artists, musicians, designers, architects and poets in 1993, when this group of people intended to investigate the cultural taste of Newark, New Jersey and all of America. In the Sumei Arts Center you can find various exhibitions, including different kinds of educational presentations for both young, adult and old. Visit Newark's most awesome and diverse local arts center and be enlightened by its cultural richness.
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.
City Without Walls

7) City Without Walls

City Without Walls is an active organization that emerged in 1975. Since then, countless groups of artists proved their skills in the modern art of painting. City Without Walls offers the biggest and most exclusive collection of photography, printing works in the State. A variety of art sessions offers the viewer a most exciting show of contemporary art. The most intriguing art venue from Newark is City Without Walls.

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.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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 walk and find out.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Newark Historic Places Tour

Newark Historic Places Tour

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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Newark for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Newark has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Newark, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.