Founded in 1909, The Newark Museum of Art (“the Museum”) is one of the most influential museums in the United States and the largest art and education institution in New Jersey. Its extensive collections, which include art from around the world as well as significant holdings in science, technology, and natural history, rank 12th in size nationally. The Museum is dedicated to artistic excellence, education, and community engagement with an overarching commitment to broadening and diversifying arts participation.
A cultural anchor institution in Newark for more than a century, the Museum advances its mission by operating in the public trust as a museum of service and as a leader in connecting objects and ideas to the needs and wishes of its constituencies. The Museum’s renowned art collections have the power to educate, inspire, and transform individuals of all ages, and the local, regional, national and international communities that it serves. As our mission statement aptly states, We welcome everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community. The Museum responds to the evolving needs and interests of the diverse audiences it serves by providing exhibitions, programming, a research library, partnerships, and resources designed to enrich people’s lives.
The Museum’s collections are presented in 91 galleries housed on a four-acre campus that encompasses the National Historic Landmark-designated Ballantine House, the Dreyfuss Memorial Garden, and Horizon Plaza. The Museum also features the Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, as well as the MakerSPACE, a dedicated studio and exhibition space that offers interactive, hands-on activities for visitors all ages, integrating the arts with STEM learning.