The Newark Museum, established as the largest New Jersey museum, invites you to enjoy unforgettable experiences in the arts and natural sciences. Take an inspirational journey through 80 galleries of world-class collections including American, Asian, African and Classical.
Experience another era in the Victorian Ballantine House—a National Historic Landmark. Enjoy our exciting science collections and space travel in our popular planetarium. Stroll through our beautiful sculpture garden, visit our museum shops and enjoy a delicious lunch or snack at our café.
The Newark Museum’s permanent collections have served as launching pads to the wonders of art and science, including: American Art, Ancient Art, Arts of Native North America, Arts of Africa, Arts of Asia, Decorative Arts and Natural Science. Newark Museum – 100 Years. Always New.
Angels and Tomboysd:
Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art
Opens September 12, 2012
Angels & Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art is the first to examine nineteenth-century depictions of girls in paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs. Featuring approximately 80 masterworks by John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Cecilia Beaux and William Merritt Chase, the exhibition analyzes the myriad ways that artists vigorously participated in the artistic and social construction of girlhood while also revealing the hopes and fears that adults had for their children. While the sentimental portrayal of girls as angelic, passive and domestic was the pervasive characterization, this project also identifies and investigates compelling and transgressive female images including tomboys, working children and adolescents.
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