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Past Exhibitions 2008

Things That Roll: Toy Trains 2008

December 19, 2008 – January 4, 2009; First floor. Join us for a rotating cavalcade of operating toy trains from the 1920s to the 21st century. Watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up-headlight flashing, drive wheels spinning, smoke flowing from the smoke stack and of course a mighty whistle. Children […]

Mary Alice Copp

Mary Alice Copp

December 13, 2008 – January 11, 2009; Lezin Gallery, Octagon Gallery. This exhibition of portraits features 26 students who participated in the last three years of The Newark Museum’s Science Explorers’ Program, which was founded in 1995. The Science Explorers Program is a three-year job and college preparedness initiative that provides education, employment, and mentoring […]

Selections from the Permanent Collection

Selections from the Permanent Collection

December 13, 2008 – January 18, 2009; Solari Gallery. This exhibition will include art history, and archival objects from the permanent collection of the Museum.

Jerry Ross Barrish

Jerry Ross Barrish: Take Two

December 13, 2008 – April 5, 2009; Art Forum Gallery. Jerry Ross Barrish earned both his MFA and BFA in film at the prestigious San Francisco Art Institute. In the 1980s, after a successful career of filmmaking, Barrish returned to sculpture, his first interest. This exhibition, Take Two, comprised of recovered and re-imagined plastic, reflects […]

Fuse/fureru: UCSC and Japanese Artists

October 7 – 22, 2008; On landings and third-floor lobby. FUSE/fureu is a component to a two-year collaborative project between Kyoto University of Art and Design, Tokyo Zokei University and the University of California, Santa Cruz. MAH will showcase the works of Gen Morimoto, Hirofumi Shimizu, Toshio Matsui, Ikushima Junri, Keisuke Oki and Yumito Awano