“Cross Cultural Perspectives” at Newark Arts Festival 2023
The Newark Museum of Art and Newark Arts have announced that “Cross Cultural Perspectives” will be the signature exhibition of the 2023 Newark Arts Festival, a free, four-day celebration running September 27 through October 1. The exhibition opens on September 27 and features works by a roster of more than 90 New Jersey artists. It will be on view through October 29.
“Cross Cultural Perspectives” is co-curated by Adrienne Wheeler, visual artist and independent curator, and Atteqa Ali, associate curator, Arts of Global Asia at The Newark Museum of Art. Inspired by the multiplicity of ideas behind “Cross Cultural Perspectives,” artworks in a wide range of media extend the theme into narratives of social justice, cultural identity, equality, the immigrant experience, and spiritual connections, among others. For the first time, the exhibition occupies not only the Special Exhibition Gallery, but also expansive spaces on the first floor of the museum to house the grand scale of artistic expression across New Jersey. The museum will also feature more than 50 pieces of local student art as part of its Newark Arts Festival partnership. The Culture Creators High School Visual Art Exhibition will be housed in the museum’s second floor Program Hall.
“On behalf of director and CEO Linda C. Harrison, we are thrilled once again to partner with Newark Arts to host this vibrant exhibition, not only during the Newark Arts Festival, but well beyond, until the end of October,” said Catherine Evans, deputy director, collections and curatorial strategies. “Following last year’s stunning showcase, we look forward to supporting and celebrating the immense artistic talent right here in Newark. It’s a joy to collaborate with the wonderful team at Newark Arts to foster community at the museum.”
“Newark Arts is proud to partner once again with the Newark Museum of Art to provide close to 100 local and regional artists the amazing opportunity for their work to be featured in New Jersey’s premier fine art museum,” said Newark Arts Interim Executive Director Lauren LeBeaux Craig. “A museum show can change the career trajectory of an artist, and we are delighted to build that bridge for our deserving artist community. The ‘Cross Cultural Perspectives’ exhibition is not to be missed and is just one of festival highlights attendees are sure to enjoy throughout the weekend.”
For a full list of artists featured in the “Cross Cultural Perspectives’ exhibit, click here.
For more information and to register for the 2023 Newark Arts Festival, click here. Registered guests of the Newark Arts Festival will receive free entry to “Cross Cultural Perspectives” and the entire museum during the four-day run of the festival.
Founded in 1909 and located on a four-acre campus in the heart of Newark, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the state’s largest museum and ranks 12th nationally in terms of collection size. Global and diasporic, the collection includes more than 300,000 works from the ancient world to the art of today, including significant holdings of science and natural history. Learn more at newarkmuseumart.org.